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Outdoor Space

Urban Sophistication

Challenged by a small yard in an urban setting, the design-build team was tasked with creating a unique, one-of-a-kind entertaining space for the entire family. Space to operate and maneuver was difficult, and weather issues required dealing with flooding. But past the issues, the project came together seamlessly, resulting in multiple, well-designed outdoor living spaces.

Mom’s Zen garden is where she can escape to enjoy the outdoors. Dad also has his own unique custom space: a solid-wood rooftop deck that overlooks the entire backyard, accessible by a spiral iron staircase. The main cabana features a TV above the custom limestone fireplace. Another TV is located in the outdoor kitchen pavilion for viewing while cooking or lounging at the granite bar, and a third TV is cleverly hidden in the pool’s waterfall, ascending remotely at the touch of a button.

For sustainability, the design-build team saved parts of the existing patio to reuse in the new construction. Rainwater is collected and reused, and 100-percent of the materials are natural—the fence, the trim around both cabanas and the rooftop deck are made of Brazilian Ipe wood.

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Backyard by Design

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