Backyard Pictures From Blog Cabin 2011

A staircase from the back deck leads to a cobblestone-paved patio and casual seating areas that take advantage of bay views.

Photo By: Frank Murray

Photo By: Frank Murray

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Frank Murray

Photo By: Frank Murray

Photo By: Frank Murray

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Frank Murray

Photo By: Frank Murray

Photo By: Frank Murray

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Frank Murray

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Frank Murray

A staircase from a nominal deck leads to a backyard patio space designed to accommodate outdoor entertaining.

Cobble mats, set in a fan pattern, pave the patio. A porous grout mixture, consisting of one part silica sand, two parts epoxy and two parts water, sets and seals pavers and creates a sandy, porous surface.

Container gardens, provided by Tatterson Greenhouses (operated by the original owners of Blog Cabin 2011), add pops of color and are easily relocated to the deck or other outdoor spaces.

A stone bench, a luxury item chosen by online voters, is positioned underneath the property’s shade tree, the perfect spot to read, relax or enjoy waterfront views.

For fishing and crabbing, the backyard offers access to a floating dock, tied to one of the property’s pilings.

Armchairs and club sofas from the Trex Outdoor Furniture collection are equal parts style and durability. The furnishings, crafted from high-performance, recycled milk jug lumber, are designed to stand up to extreme weather conditions.

A wood-framed staircase, clad in Trex decking, leads from the back deck to the backyard’s outdoor spaces.

Furnishings from Trex’s Rockport Collection feature marine-grade cushions upholstered with all-weather Sunbrella fabric in a soft lagoon shade.

Choose your view! Outdoor dining is made easy with a transportable, all-weather table and folding chairs.

The home's original 4x4s form the frame of an outdoor bar, clad in cedar lap siding. After a failed attempt to smooth the home's original roof tin for use as a bar top, the build team opted for new copper sheeting, aged in the briny bay waters behind Blog Cabin.

The outdoor bar top is set for a dinner party, with casual stemware and dinnerware and hand-blown bubble glass goblets in an aqua shade to match furniture upholstery.

Mathews County, once considered one of the country’s leading shipbuilding centers, is steeped in early American history. Today, many residents still make their living on the water.

Blog Cabin, perched on the edge of a picturesque peninsula, is within easy walking distance of neighbors.

The rear of the home was once cluttered with rickety staircases and an outdated septic tank. Now, energy efficient windows, new siding and balcony space make the most of the home’s original footprint.

With the great room’s floor-to-ceiling rear windows, a near-seamless transition is made between indoor and outdoor spaces.

Sunset, which occurs in Mathews County at 8 p.m. in late summer, is a sight to behold as skies transition from simmering orange to subtle rose and lavender hues.

As night blankets Twin Coves, the party moves indoors, with almost 3,000 square feet of living and lounging space for family and friends to enjoy.