September 2021 - March 2023
tour: TBD Tour (May 2024)
artificial turf: Lawnpop
fire feature: Lumacast
casita construction: TGB Contractors
This project evolved over the course of several years, including adding a casita design to the backyard living spaces right as we were breaking ground with the construction of the project. This family already spent a lot of time outside with their existing pool and wanted more defined spaces. We gave them a covered seating area with a fire feature, custom furniture for a bar and a grill, a lounger patio, lawn for play, a bocce court tucked along the fence line, and planting to frame and soften the spaces.
The pergola is flanked on one side by a board-form concrete privacy wall to allow a TV to be hung. The gas fire feature acts as a coffee table when not in use, but provides a cozy space to gather with a bar and counter nearby.
The existing covered porch needed an update and rework, so we modernized the roof and hardscape, which now extends to the outdoor kitchen. String lights are hung to allow use at night and extend the roof line visually.
It's important to have a barefoot connection around pools, so we pulled the artificial turf up to the coping. Concrete pathways intersect the lawn area to lead users around to the lounger patio on the back side of the pool and to the casita. This paving pattern is created by inlaid steel, and the design language appears in all of the patio spaces.
The custom casita includes a bathroom and hidden desk space so that either guest overflow can take advantage of the space, or one can use it for a quiet place to work.