As this home underwent renovation to create a more modern look, the landscape was in danger of being left behind. An outdated 70’s aqua pool got new, darker plaster to reflect the sky and waves of ornamental grasses, while the oversized concrete pool deck was trimmed down and resurfaced. A low concrete wall with a stainless steel spillway adds sound and movement, creating a subtle new focal point in the landscape.
A modern Highland Park home combines patio and lap swimming in a narrow space, where a sheet of water slips over a weir.
New Cedar and Steel Arbor that ties the house in with a very large existing pool. Created shadows and some shade to bring down the water temperature in the blazing Texas Sun.
An Austin-stone residence in the Greenway Parks North area of Dallas, the backyard was devoid of character with only an outdated wood deck and converted garage studio as features. The owner, a Texas native who had moved back after years in Malibu, California, was referred by his Architect to Landscape Designer Patrick L. Boyd-Lloyd, APLD, with David Rolston Landscape Architects, to maximize the small backyard with feature’s he loved from days spent in the year-round outdoor environments he’d become accustomed to: Lounge Pool, with spa jets and heater, Check; Natural-gas Firepit (no smoke here!), Check; Outdoor Screen-wall for viewing Movies, Check; Lounge and Dining Spaces, Check; Lush and Textural plantings, Check. All tied together with a low maintenance Ipe wood Deck and custom cut random rectangle Oklahoma Flagstone.
A ledger stone fountain wall gives this pool area a spectacular focus–while muffling traffic with water music and screening views of the parking area and neighbor’s yard. The back yard, while overlooking a beautiful golf course, formerly ended a few feet from the back door. Raising the whole pool terrace up both provides privacy from golfers and creates a dramatic entertaining and living space.