Guided by the homeowners’ different ideas for the outdoor living space, two distinct styles are blended on this full-exposure property. Many would consider such a steep slope between the upper patio door and lower level walkout a challenge. With just the right design, opportunities were created for a clean and formal upper patio, complimented by a rustic flagstone patio with natural wood burning fire pit below. The two spaces are joined by large irregular outcropping steps, matching perfectly with the additional outcroppings in the hillside. The pergola was added for afternoon shade, tying in perfectly with seat walls and pillars, defining the cozy seating area. The visual flow provided in this design has left guests amazed.