This expansive patio remodel of the existing covered porch, along with a new large pool, was designed to accommodate family gatherings while also providing a serene oasis for the homeowners. Through reconfiguring the covered porch, we incorporated the addition of a new fireplace, grill station, and outdoor bathroom which makes great use of the space. The owners selected natural travertine for the paving in order provide a slip resistant, natural finish to the patio area and pool deck. The rich blue of the pool along with the lighter travertine pavers really compliment the Southern Traditional architecture of the house. By terracing the pool deck and pergola down from the courtyard patio, we were able to make use of the sloping terrain. With plenty of seating room, the double swings beneath the cypress pergola provide a great vantage point for viewing Bayou Manchac at sunset.