After removing the lawn and soil we added a membrane and compacted hardcore stone level over the area. We then built the seating area, which was built from concrete blocks with the fronts being rendered and the tops finished with granite stone pieces.
The perfect centerpiece! Love the rustic elegance this brings to the table, and it's perfect for just about any setting. Succulents are so easy to maintain, making this driftwood planter and all around win: http://www.ehow.com/how_12340931_diy-succulent-driftwood-planter.html?utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=freestyle&utm_campaign=fanpage
Bucktown Three: Modern, Light and Transparent Interior, by Studio Dwell Architects - http://www.interiordesign2014.com/home-design-ideas/bucktown-three-modern-light-and-transparent-interior-by-studio-dwell-architects/