Challenge: Transform a dated, circa ‘70s diving pool into an eminently liveable mid-century-modern oasis with a family-centric focus.
Solved: We began with communal gatherings in mind, raising the pool floor and adding a bench surround to make this the place where family members would chill, play, and spend quality time together in and around the water. The existing trees were preserved to maintain both shade and privacy, then added a gorgeous outdoor patio and fireplace complemented by a professional-golf-style putting green with chipping pads—the cherry on top.
The treatment of the concrete is a nod to the owner’s initial request for a mid-century aesthetic, which we believe we achieved with restrained panache.
We love the repetitive elements, such as the concentric oval steps into and around the pool that create pleasing echoes of the central design.
In this video, discover all the details of this property to inspire your outdoor living space.
It highlights all the beautiful additions to both the front and back of the property. At a glance, you can see just how intentional and thorough we are in our process—every last detail matters.
It’s the sum of all the parts that makes the whole outdoor living space the favorite space in a home.
More Work to Explore
Challenge: When your starting point is a drop-dead gorgeous home by Milan overlooking Lake Grapevine, how do you still make a splash?
Challenge: Turn an exceptionally narrow “problem” backyard into a showpiece that brilliantly celebrates the compact space with a fantastic design.
Challenge: Can an out-of-date pool be brought up to date to grace an Austin Hill Country-inspired Mid-Century Modern backyard redesign?
Challenge: Can you create a sense of intimacy and cohesion in an outdoor living space that is this big?
Challenge: Could we makeover this backyard and turn it into the home’s outdoor “party place?”
Challenge: Can you create intimacy in an open 1.5 acre space?
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.