Pine Brook Hills, CO // March 2015

After COLS excavates the hillside, we begin work on this multifaceted stairway.

12″ square flagstone steps inset in 6×6 timber steps welcome you to the mountain home. The timber wall dramatizes the walkway and creates garden beds as you climb up to the deck.


COLS extended the deck railing and trex deck to create a flagstone landing. Stones were cut to fit the timber patio edges.


Somerset in Niwot, CO // June 2014


L to R: Shows intial stages of laying foundational layers and setting initial course with flagstone steps (Pic 1 & 3). COLS loves to integrate finished looks into natural edges (see patio to boulders in Pic 4). COLS loves to catch the eye with offset patterns (Pic 5).



L to R: Finished product shows raised patio, outdoor kitchen, planters, and bar all integrated into the home and landscape (done by GreenPro).

“Deck this out!”

Pintail Drive  Longmont, CO // August 15′


The original deck and landscape was as blurry faced as this picture.

IMG_156420 degrees East of the last picture. COLS removed the old deck and siding because of mold, drainage and aesthetics.COLS removed center 40′ aspen, low branches bringing light.

IMG_1592COLS changes: 1) deck lattice and ballasters make a beautiful combo 2) our sand and finish accentuates redwood decking highlights 3) space and openness created by two tier deck structure 4) the complimentary nature of simple landscape adjustments & deck (below)