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Like so many during the pandemic, these homeowners decided it was time to upgrade their outdoor living space. Their pie-shaped backyard didn’t deter them from creating a long wish list of amenities. At the top of the wish list was a hot tub and pool along with an outdoor kitchen, wood-burning fireplace, pergola, low-maintenance-everything, plenty of night lighting, and evergreens for a privacy screen – a backyard with a resort-feel.
From featureless to fabulous. The new backyard is thoughtfully designed to ensure the homeowners’ suburban lot emulates a private and luxurious oasis. Notice the laminar jets in the pool? The sound of splashing water helps reduce neighborhood noise.
An intimate fire patio and outdoor kitchen with bar seating
The permeable synthetic turf is low maintenance, non-slip and fade resistant.
The view from the homeowner's new deck. The fireplace and kitchen have a stone veneer with a masonry block base and concrete footings. The veneer is 'Loon Lake' with 'Indiana' Limestone counters. The wish for low-maintenance-everything meant Trex decking and a powder-coated aluminum pergola and posts. The colors of the decking and pergola were selected to complement the home’s exterior.
Because of the hardcover concerns, the pool “deck” is permeable synthetic lawn. This choice was easy. It drains quickly and stays dry. It’s non-slip, safe, and in keeping with a low maintenance wish list, it’s also durable and won’t fade in the sun.
And just when the Southview crews were ready to pack their bags, the homeowner came forward with one last minute request - a flagpole. The waving American flag was the perfect finishing touch to this family's dream backyard.
A lake home landscape designed around a swimming pool for the extended family to enjoy.
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Starting with the blank slate of new construction, both the front and back yards have been tailored to the needs of this growing family.
Personalized backyard resort with a pool, spa, outdoor kitchen, and living room. Everything you need for the perfect summer.
Designers overcame several unique challenges to squeeze a deck, pool, and patio with fireplace onto this compact lot in Excelsior, MN.