California Pools & Landscapes works with each client individually to understand their hopes, dreams, and objectives for their ultimate backyard. Our team brought this client’s vision to life and the end result was an entertainer’s dream!
Our client was a well-known real estate agent who loved to host parties and events. Her objective was to transform her backyard into a venue perfect for hosting a wide array of gatherings – from intimate backyard drinks, to afternoon barbeques, to larger soirees under the stars. She also sought to add to her home’s value. Understanding the real estate market, she knew that a well-designed backyard and high-quality pool and spa would increase her home’s worth and attractiveness to buyers.
Our client was open-minded and trusted our designers completely. She was inspired by modern desert designs, so we worked together in that direction. She was committed to installing unique, one-of-a-kind features throughout. We focused specifically on accentuating the desert landscape while maintaining a seamless flow from indoors to outdoors.
The home itself had great features to begin with, such as pocket doors that made the transition from the living room to backyard area effortless. The home also had a very unique travertine color that we matched to the outdoor flooring – increasing the continuity between indoors and out.
For the spa, we decided on an elevated look – giving the impression of a fountain, lending a striking character to this central piece. We installed a custom copper insert water feature so one could see the spillway from the spa to the pool, and included a waterfall accent. The pool itself had a dreamy Baja shelf so guests could lounge poolside, while not missing any of the conversation near the barbecue area. We used a rough saw wood arbor for the barbeque area to match architectural feel of house, tying both structures together harmoniously. We also installed a covered outdoor kitchen and gorgeous bar as another gathering area.
To enhance their nights outdoors, we built an outdoor fireplace with a lush, botanical garden feel. We used stabilized granite and step pads to naturally lead people from the spa to warm up at the fireplace.
For finishing touches we used specimen cacti to add both texture and color to the modern design and accent the structure of the pool itself. We intentionally played up the negative space, letting landscaping features compliment the architectural feel of the pool, decking and hardscape features. We finished off with bushes and vines to soften and balance the entire space and add flourishes of color.
Our client was overjoyed with the final project and maintained a friendly relationship with our team. She hosted scores of memorable gatherings in this beautifully designed space and had great times with family, friends and colleagues. When she eventually sold her home, she reached out to let us know that the backyard design was instrumental in the final sale of her home. We are delighted that our work together served her so well!