River’s Edge Retreat
The clients we’re looking for our help to transform their grassy backyard into their own personal oasis. They wanted to create an outdoor living space where they can relax and escape from the day to day bases.
The first challenge of this project was the design phase. As you can see in the pictures, their yard is of an unusual shape. We wanted to maximize every inch of the backyard to be able to give them everything that was on their wish list which included:
- Pool with water feature
- Resurface the existing deck, add glass railing and steps to patio level
- Area for lounging chairs by the pool
- Fire pit
- Dining area
- A covered barbecue area for a future outdoor kitchen
- Modern/ contemporary look
First of all, we tucked the pool in as far back as possible to keep within the city guidelines. We added a lounging pool step at the far end to give them some seating area within the pool. We kept our design with very angular lines to express the modern look they wanted to achieve. For the lounging area/ water feature we decided to round it out. The circular raised platform creates a beautiful focus point and the sheer descents makes the ambiance of the yard soothing and relaxing.
The clients also wanted to take advantage of their view of the river. We totally transformed their deck by removing the existing wooden railing and replacing it with glass railing. We also removed the decking boards and added a fiberglass platform which allows the underneath to be waterproof for their future outdoor kitchen. We decided to implement a spiral staircase both for its minimum usage of space and for access to the lower patio level. We then capped all visible wood with aluminum flat stock and soffit to modernize the deck.
The pool surround is beautifully landscaped and contoured with black stone to attract the eye making a contrast against both pool and patio. The fire pit area was sunk and a custom Azek bench was also made in order to create a comfortable seating space. Planting was done on the perimeter of the fence in order to create some privacy.
This job is an award-winning project for us because of its picturesque and modern look, its soothing ambiance and transformed the customer’s dream into a reality.