White Oak Retreat

Our White Oak Retreat project was a massive overhaul for an existing outdated patio and deck, as well as the associated landscaping. The original structures and landscape did not age well and were becoming unsafe. Creating an aesthetically pleasing space is important; equally important is functionality. This project was unique in Baton Rouge because it allowed for multiple elevation changes between each area of the space.  We were able to provide a large, bluestone patio and seat wall immediately off the indoor living space that could accommodate plenty of patio furniture for parties and entertaining. This new outdoor living structure, which includes a kitchen area, provides a peaceful space for the owners to cook, relax while watching tv, or visit with neighbors passing by on the nature trail located at the back of the property.  The custom fountain incorporated into the new landscape was a perfect touch for our clients to unwind with the peaceful sound of running water at the end of a long day.

What The Client Had To Say


We hired Smith & Baker to design and execute a COMPLETE overhaul of our backyard space. The landscape plan included a multi-level patio and deck, an outdoor kitchen structure, a beautiful water feature, raised planting beds, extensive subsurface drainage, irrigation and lighting. The results are AMAZING!! Working with Eric and Justin throughout the entire process was so easy. The creativity, insight, and work ethic of these two talented professionals is unparalleled. Our project was extensive, and their team managed to complete it on time and within budget! Thanks to Smith & Baker, we have the backyard of our dreams, and are looking forward to our next project with them!