A natural stone paver walkway leads to a backyard patio with outdoor gas fireplace, and outdoor kitchen, illuminated by string lights and landscape lighting in Needham, MA.

Merging Luxury & Practicality

Project Type

  • Outdoor Living Area
  • Hardscaping
  • Lanscaping
  • Landscape Lighting


  • Natural Stone Patio
  • Gas Fireplace & Lounge Area
  • Outdoor Kitchen & Bar
  • Retaining Walls
  • Stairs & Walkway
  • Flower Beds
  • Landscape Lights


  • Needham, MA


  • 2023

A backyard for lavish parties and everyday living.

Seeking solutions for an elevated and exposed backyard in Needham, Massachusetts, our clients came to Dex by Terra seeking a unique, bright, luxury outdoor living area that could seamlessly transition between a durable daytime play space for their children, and a lavish locale for evening gatherings with friends and business partners. In addition, the client requested a grill station where they could enhance their passion for cuisine.

To achieve the brilliant, opulent atmosphere that our clients sought, the Dex team proposed an expansive patio crafted with natural, white marble pavers. The patio would be surrounded by low retaining walls, creating separation from the upper yard. A tiered stone staircase with built-in step lights would grant access to the upper part of the property, while a gas fireplace and grill station would anchor zones for relaxation, food preparation, and dining.

Construction commenced and the barren backyard soon became a brilliant, sturdy environment for any occasion. The newly hardscaped space was further enhanced by Dex’s in-house landscape lighting and horticulture teams, who added integrated, low-voltage, LED outdoor lighting, and a broad variety of flowering plants, grasses, and shrubs throughout the property. The result was the outdoor living space of our client’s dreams. A sunny, versatile, high-end extension of their home that could be enjoyed well into the night.

Stone walkway with stone steps and buit-in low voltage lighting. Backyard patio and outdoor kitchen in the background.

We wanted to transform our yard from bleak to beautiful. Our goal was a luxury outdoor living space that could be used for any occasion, and Dex by Terra delivered with a product that exceeded our expectations.

Fred K.

A Dex by Terra Landscape Designer consults with clients at their home.
Dex by Terra Landscape Designer creating residential hardscape plans.
Needham Massachusetts home with new Dex by Terra backyard patio, outdoor kitchen, and patio furniture.

The Process


Our planning process began with a walkthrough of the property and thoughtful dialog which formed the client's wish list and budget.


Hand sketches, perspective renderings, and detailed architectural plans were developed and approved by the client.


No stone is left unturned by our construction team, ensuring the project is done right and on budget.
Evening martinis at the patio bar overlooking a glowing gas fireplace with outdoor string lights.

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