This 140 year-old row home presented a unique opportunity to breathe new life into an under utilized rear yard. Our goal was to transform a long, narrow backyard which primarily served as a pass through, into a captivating garden sensitive to the homeâ€™s history. We began by constructing a stone ruin with a timber frame window to draw the eye further into the space. To add sound to the visual allure of the ruin, we incorporated a water feature along the interior wall. Further into the garden, a sitting area surrounded by a stone seat wall similarly stressed like the stone ruin, provides a perfect place to entertain guests or to sit quietly and enjoy the view of the water feature.