Sleek + Rustic
This design process started with a site overlooking the large golf course pond, as well as the Tortolita mountain range. The pool and spa were designed in a low sleek manor with a negative edge to accentuate the raised home pad and bring the colors of the southwest back into the yard. The lagoon shelf houses two ledge loungers for in-water sun bathers. We designed the hardscaping using larger format travertine and fossil creek flagstone. The stone fire pit with ceramic logs adds a perfect area to retire at the end of the evening and enjoy the west sunset views. Synthetic grass was integrated into the space for the client's pets and grandkids to enjoy, adding a visually cooling effect to the backyard. With the planting design, we wanted to transition smoothly from the natural desert and enhance and supplement with a variety of flowering shrubs and groundcovers. A custom horseshoe pit was implemented on the expansive side yard as well as a large 1200 gal water harvesting cistern. The low voltage lighting was integrated throughout to showcase not only the homes features but the beautiful sculptural plantings and large saguaros that were brought in after a salvage.