The rough stones in a retaining wall contrast nicely with the smooth bluestone on this sunken patio. Adding even more interest are the various sizes of pavers and the mix of colors, including shades of blue, gray, and purple. The patio's joints fit so tightly that the surface is smooth enough to roll out a charcoal kettle for barbecues.
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PA Full Color Natural Cleft bluestone, $5.75 per square foot, thestonecenter.com