This gorgeous outdoor living space in Atlanta was originally a sloped backyard with an oversized driveway, empty garage and little usable space. The homeowners contacted us to create a backyard retreat that would provide a wealth of options for dining, entertaining, swimming, and lounging poolside. The result is a stunning, custom rectilinear swimming pool with large tanning ledge, cascading pool steps and a raised spa that sits at the end of the pool with a waterfall spilling from its center. The lower level is the central dining and entertaining area and features a high-end cedar deck and pergola with custom built-in seating and storage. Extra-wide steps span the width of the deck and lead to the paver patio and pool area. The upper patio offers additional seating areas and a spectacular view of the revamped backyard. The lush landscaping is it own focal point with masses of perennial and evergreen plantings along with linear screen trees for privacy from neighboring properties.