Red Cedar Trail
Challenge: Demolish and remove an older pool from the backyard to make way for a new design worthy of the major remodel the owners were having done to modernize their home. The biggest challenge to this was accomplishing it during the height of Covid.
Solved: With the old pool gone, we went back to the drawing board intent on creating a masterful backyard design as fresh and modern as the updates to the home and in sync with its new design aesthetic.
Our first goal was to maximize the view of the pool from the new bedroom windows and glass sliders in the living room. Eschewing the traditional approach that places pools parallel to the rear face of the home, we chose to place them perpendicular to the back.
Because we wanted a prominent water feature that wouldn’t interrupt the view, an asymmetrical layout was chosen to integrate the signature water wall into a planting bed off to one side. We tucked a bench into that space for booth utility and to provide an access point at the end of the pool.
Concerned that too much decking would spoil the feel, we elected to use waterless grass up to the edge to create contrasting swaths of the green and white surround, accenting the bright blue water resulting in a natural feel that blends seamlessly into the rear of the yard.
More Work to Explore
Challenge: Could we makeover this backyard and turn it into the home’s outdoor “party place?”
Challenge: At first blush, complementing the Southwest-inspired design of this home seemed simple; however, proved to be more meticulous in the making.
Challenge: How could we leverage the materials available to us to define this large space and bring a sense of balance and order to the expanse behind a handsome mid-century home?
Challenge: Site a pool at the top of a hill as an extension of the home, creating a stunning view and is easy access for limited mobility individuals.
Challenge: Create a stunning penthouse oasis overlooking scenic Downtown Dallas.
Challenge: Create a "low maintenance" backyard landscape and a comfortable place to drink a glass of wine, while also creating a visually pleasing backyard that complements the architecture of the home.
Our Simple Process
We come to you and do a dream session in your future favorite space.
You get brilliant design options within budget to consider.
We collectively agree to a sensible timeline.
Break ground and watch it come to life.