The original space was very clunky, impractical and bland. A large pool took up most of the backyard, leaving a small uneven grassed area. A paved area with no pergola became so hot in summertime that sitting outside was almost unbearable.
Our plan was to completely change the layout of the space so that it flowed effortlessly from the indoor living area and allowed more room to entertain.
We removed the existing pool and excavated the surface to new levels, something we have done at other sites we can be seen in our portfolio. A new 8x3m pool was installed along the side of the property, which allowed for a larger turf area. We built a dry-stacked sandstone retaining wall as a feature along the pool and we carried this on around the perimeter of the backyard. We installed a raised Spotted Gum deck at the back of the pool for sun-loungers. Empress grey granite tiles were used for the pool surrounds and pergola area.