Fort Mill Hillside Oasis

Turning a Hill into Entertainment Space

An Introduction

The homeowners wanted a nice place to host outdoor parties for their family, friends, and neighbors. The existing deck could barely fit a small table with two chairs. And the entire rear yard was a severe slope limiting expansion possibilities. So we had to come up with a creative way to increase their outdoor living space.


Slope Unstable Soil Small Deck
Fort Mill home with sloping yard on side and back before Benton Outdoor Living Hillside Deck and Fire Pit in Fort Mill, SC

Two-level Party Deck

We drew out a master plan and created images to show the homeowners our solution. The new, much larger deck was divided into two separate outdoor living spaces on different levels to make it seem larger and to add interest. The new deck steps were made to lead onto a new paver sidewalk that now links the driveway to the patio area.

Fire Pit Tucked into the Hillside

A retaining wall was added to support the hillside patio due to unstable soil. A permanent fire pit surrounded by a seating wall with built-in low-voltage LED lighting provides a quieter gathering space away from the deck.
Hillside Fire pit before Benton Outdoor Living Fire Pit After Benton Outdoor Living

700+ Square Foot Party Space!

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168 SC-274, #153
Lake Wylie, SC 29710