Backyard Oasis

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Backyard Oasis

2017 HNA Awards Honorable Mention - Combination of Hardscape Products - Residential - Size more than 4,000 sf

Contractor: Miller Landscape, Inc.
Manufacturers: Pavestone, FireMagic
Designer: Miller Landscape, Inc.

The yard was a sloped, barren, patch of grass prior to beginning the project. The owners love to entertain, so they wanted to create the ultimate outdoor living space. Some of the main features they wanted to include were a tanning shelf that was large enough for children to play under a shaded umbrella in the water, a fire pit with seating for smores and chilly evenings, and fully functional kitchen that would eliminate trips in and out of the house while cooking. Miller Landscape was able to accomplish these goals and installed an oversized shallow area for little ones, a gas firepit with stone seat walls, and a top of the line kitchen complete with a firemagic grill, ice maker, beverage cooler, fridge, sink, egg, boiler, and sliding trash can.

The project also included a pool and spa that are heated and have lights throughout. A putting green, covered deck with underdeck system and lighting, large paver patio space with various elevations, extensive plants and blooms, and immaculate hand chipped stacked stone walls put this project in a category all of it's own.

The most challenging aspects of the project were the sloping conditions and also a large drop off the back. By raising and lowering the elevations and incorporating multiple patio levels, Miller Landscape was able to resolve the sloping issue while utilizing the exiting dirt and minimizing the cost of hauling dirt in and out. The drop in the back of the property is still existing, but the wall was fortified during pool construction and a fence was added for safety/permitting requirements.