Case Study: How This Custom Pergola Transformed an Outdoor Patio

Here at Dutchies Stoneworks, we take pride in every project that we take on. Each one is a unique blend of artistry and time-tested masonry services that makes your wants and needs into a functional and beautiful asset to your home. Stone masons build all of our projects with a passion for craftsmanship and fine details, which is why we wanted to take the time to highlight one project in particular: a custom pergola.

What the Client Wanted

pergola with outdoor stove

This custom pergola project started with a unique approach. The client already had a small structure covering their grill (pictured right), but the roof was so unique and tasteful that the client wanted to mimic the same shape in a pergola.

If you look closely, the grill cover has tapered wooden posts that would require a lot of custom work to duplicate in the scale of a pergola. For the custom pergola, our client requested that the tapered posts match the pergola’s posts, as well as the beams. Luckily, the client came to Dutchies to complete this project, and we were able to bring the vision to life.

patio pergola

Custom Pergola Details

Project Year: 2020
Project Cost: $100,001 – $150,000
Country: United States
Zip Code: 19460

What We Built for Them

Along with the custom pergola, there were a lot of other requests that we were fulfilling for this client. The pergola itself sits on custom stone piers below the posts, and the whole structure perches on a new full-color flagstone patio. The roof was made to match the grill structure, which is an open gable standing seam metal roof.

We placed various sitting walls and retaining walls around the structure for both function and aesthetic (the sitting walls used fieldstone to match the grill structure). Dutchies also built a full stone fireplace at the back of the new structure to enhance the seating and entertaining area. To tie it all together, we created a custom ceiling fan and lighting that gave it that final “homey” touch.

pergola on stone patio

Overall Results

When everything was finished, Dutchies had delivered on every aspect of the project as requested by the client. We were able to replicate the grill structure into a custom pergola design that gave the entire entertainment area a cohesive feel. The client now has a more expansive outdoor space that not only looks and functions great but also adds value to the home.

Are You Looking to Build a Custom Pergola?

Whether your project is a custom pergola, a flagstone patio, an outdoor fireplace, or anything else that would require our expertise, Dutchies is here for you. Our expert stone masons will work with you to come up with a plan that fits your budget and your needs. Give us a call today to learn more, or contact us online and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.