Haas Landscape Architect’s managed design development through construction review for this 1970’s private residence uniquely settled adjacent to a farmer’s field with beautiful views within a suburban subdivision. The design focused on rear and side yard site improvements and aesthetic enhancements to the existing deck and home facade. The existing deck was modified and expanded to accommodate a grilling area, seating and a transition to the intermediate spa deck and lower patio. Much consideration was given to color and material selection, allowing customization and personalization. The deck was embellished with modern composite wood materials, a custom railing and stone-wrapped columns, with storage below. A boulder outcrop and stone veneered wall were used in combination to retain grades and provide garden spaces to add character and intimacy to the multi-level design solution. Stairs, walls, and paving were planned to maximize spatial uses.
The in-ground pool was sited with a patterned pavement surround, which was personalized by the homeowner with stamping and coloring. A future pool cover, to extend the swimming season through winter, was researched and accommodated by providing anchors in the pavement. A fire pit and storage shed were also added at the lower patio. Views to neighboring farm were maintained to complement the setting.