Swimming Pool / Spa / Fire Feature / Outdoor Living Space / Addition / Remodel
In the summer of 2010, our clients approached us to tackle a large backyard renewal. With a double lot – the adjoining land had recently been purchased and was virtually untouched dirt and gravel – the homeowners wanted a custom backyard to claim the space for family entertaining.
Envisioning a pool, custom patio area, fireplace and additional storage space, they wanted their makeover to look natural and cohesive. Our main goal was to come up with a unique way to incorporate all the features the clients desired while complementing the natural setting. We looked at the landscape’s potential and decided to tackle it from different vantage points.
Although the site required extensive grading, Boyce used the existing hill to tuck the pool into the landscape. Using natural stone, such as fieldstone and Tennessee stacked stone, we created retaining walls and the outdoor fireplace. The porch structure and its pergola were constructed of cedar and highlighted with native plants such as azaleas. Finishing the makeover with specific details, such as a large boulder for diving into the pool, we also incorporated expansive green spaces for outdoor play. In the end, the clients got exactly what they wanted: a beautiful panorama punctuated by an appealing and functional living space.