This home, designed by Lou Host-Jablonski of Design Coalition, is perfectly integrated with the site’s beautiful natural setting on a ridge overlooking rural Iowa County. Our designers were inspired by both the home and the site in locating and creating this gathering space. Nestled into the slope, this feature is hidden from the home and reveals itself to site visitors only as they walk the curving path. Stone benches and views of the surrounding valleys welcome visitors and a fire pit encourages them to stay for some nighttime relaxation. While creating the functionally perfect retreat, the dry-laid natural stone materials are regionally inspired and therefore fitting to the site – they echo the color and horizontality of the home while also hinting at the geography of the site.