This project afforded several challenges in working with mother nature. The custom designed cedar pergola sits on the side of a slope that is supported with large moss rock boulders and overlooks the pool and front range beyond. Large buff flagstone slabs were used to create the terrace and stairs with creeping thyme tucked into the cracks. Alpine perennials and native shrubs were planted around the boulders to add color and hold back erosion. The observation deck is an adventurous spot with its custom designed rail that mirrors the existing skyline.