Design outdoor entertaining area

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $150
  • Entries Received: 14
  • Winner: ARCHXANDER

Contest Brief

Hi! we need a design for our entertainment area out the front of our house (in New Zealand). We will source all materials and do all the work ourselves. We specially want a pergola over the main deck, fire pit with built in seating ,paving, cosy seating areas, barbecue area, lighting, and privacy from the road for thebedroom wing. We also need garden areas, trees and planting ideas. We are in our 40's, love hunting and fishing and V8 muscle cars and beer, so not wanting anything too "pretty" or "city chic". A modern rustic vibe is perfect.

Original designs based on our house and section only! I'm receiving alot of fancy, generic designs that I could find on pinterest. I can easily search Pinterest myself, I will not award this project to a copied design

Photos of the house, section and style ideas attached

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Employer Feedback

“It was a pleasure working with Alexander for our Outdoor Entertainment Area project. He understood the design brief instantly and produced outstanding visual graphic designs of the landscaping area. He was very easy to communicate with and nothing was a problem if something needed changed. I highly recommend Alexander to future clients ”

Profile image Vibrancegrl, New Zealand.

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  • EstebanGreen
    EstebanGreen
    • 3 weeks ago

    ...?

    • 3 weeks ago
  • Danula92
    Danula92
    • 4 weeks ago

    Hello can you tell me the height of the window

    • 4 weeks ago
    1. Vibrancegrl
      Contest Holder
      • 3 weeks ago

      Hi its around 2200mm high, pergola will be normal ceiling height 2400mm

      • 3 weeks ago
  • LilyDeneva
    LilyDeneva
    • 3 weeks ago

    Hi, Contest holder, can you get the contest #sealed, please? It is a big plot and the ideas of defining the basic design rules are valuable. Then, one can go to the detail of solving the Fire-pit/ BBQ/ Lounge and Dining decks. I would like to ask you about the pedestrian entry to the house from the road. Do you have one or do you need one? I already saw the driveway, the garage and the house entry. Will you need any hard surfaces for extra parking, if your friends visit you? Will you need any spaces to practice sports or games or it can all be defined as "lawn". I understand that you want to do it all by yourselves and this will be taken into account for the simplicity of my design. In fact, self-construction is an issue I fully support. Waiting for your anwers. Best wishes, Lily

    • 3 weeks ago
    1. Vibrancegrl
      Contest Holder
      • 3 weeks ago

      Hi contest is now sealed

      • 3 weeks ago
    2. Vibrancegrl
      Contest Holder
      • 3 weeks ago

      We already have our parking spaces constructed. We don't need games or sports areas, or paths - just lawn. No pedestrian area, we are on a farm so all visitors arrive by car. The wind comes from north/west and is moderate

      • 3 weeks ago
  • aberkakoren
    aberkakoren
    • 4 weeks ago

    Dear contest holder i hope you will upgrade this contest to #sealed because you want us a creative designs and do not let the people steal our ideas

    • 4 weeks ago
    1. Vibrancegrl
      Contest Holder
      • 3 weeks ago

      Hi, contest is now sealed

      • 3 weeks ago
  • Danula92
    Danula92
    • 4 weeks ago

    Hello ... working on it,, Do not close it early

    • 4 weeks ago
    1. Vibrancegrl
      Contest Holder
      • 4 weeks ago

      Hi I will keep it open for the full amount of time. Thank you i look forward to seeing your design

      • 4 weeks ago
  • Ratul0005
    Ratul0005
    • 1 month ago

    Hi, would be please be more specific on this phrase. I couldn't understand it. "lighting and privacy from the road for thebedroom wing".

    • 1 month ago
    1. Vibrancegrl
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      Hi, from the road everyone can see right into the bedrooms. Fencing or plants or screens would be good to block the road. Not so high that they block our mountain view.
      And lighting (fairy lights, uprights, spotlights, mood lighting) in the entertaining area

      • 1 month ago
    2. Ratul0005
      Ratul0005
      • 1 month ago

      Thank you. Working on this project. Please do not close earlier.

      • 1 month ago
  • Sayed Selim
    Sayed Selim
    • 1 month ago

    #increaseprize

    • 1 month ago
    1. Vibrancegrl
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      Show me a great design ...

      • 1 month ago
  • Vibrancegrl
    Contest Holder
    • 1 month ago

    Hi I will post house and section dimensions this afternoon. All of the designs so far have been too enclosed and square. We live on a farm so don't need walls for privacy. Screens and borders are are fine. And we'd like free form rather than square. And make use of all the grass! Not so much paving or decks

    • 1 month ago
  • aberkakoren
    aberkakoren
    • 1 month ago

    Dear contest holder, Do you have a chance to give a dimensions of outside area ? It will be more useful to scale all designs

    • 1 month ago
  • georgebernard82
    georgebernard82
    • 1 month ago

    Hi contest holder, I went through the specifications and instructions you had provided and I see a great scope in our project, could you provide the site plan and dimensions so that the design is more accurate to scale.

    • 1 month ago
  • MohammadRasheed9
    MohammadRasheed9
    • 1 month ago

    Please specify the area in which you want the design to be

    • 1 month ago
    1. Vibrancegrl
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      Photo with directions loaded now

      • 1 month ago
    2. MohammadRasheed9
      MohammadRasheed9
      • 1 month ago

      Ok

      • 1 month ago
  • Vibrancegrl
    Contest Holder
    • 1 month ago

    I only want designs modeled on the photo of our actual section. There's a photo of our house and section in the design brief

    • 1 month ago

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