Curb Appeal, Setting the Tone
Providing a pleasant sense of arrival
The front entry is designed with a prim aesthetic. Formal lines and natural stone materials are used to enhance the arrival space. Foundation evergreens and a variety of flowering perennials bring lasting color.
A Walkway to Start the Charm
An elegant walkway sets the mood for the main pool patio
Several types of stone cuts were used throughout the front entry arrival space. Traditional dimensional bluestone and bluestone veneer are used for the walkway. To add some textual variety the garden walls are built with Pennsylvania fieldstone and moss-rock boulders.
Subtle Colors in Natural Stone
Natural stone adds lasting beauty with organic color characteristics
Cut dimensional bluestone continues into the back patio. This beautiful natural stone has a smooth texture with soft blue and grey color tones. The vertical garden walls have dark earth tones that help them blend into the surrounding environment.
Grilling and Dining
Dining brings people together and the grill is where it starts
This unique grill station cradles the patio and is a structural element that connects to the garden walls. Large scale bluestone veneer is used to dress the grill station. This stone has naturally occurring red and orange color variations that help it stand out. The countertop is natural bluestone with a rock faced edge and honed surface finish.
Not Your Conventional Fire Pit
Material consistency and attention to detail
A fire pit is a great way to bring a relaxing end to an afternoon of swimming. This fire pit is off-center on the patio and can be seen clearly from inside the house. This is not your conventional fire pit. The fire pit caps have the same surface finish and edge detail as the grill station. In addition, the inside walls are veneered with real firebrick. These fine details express a high-end look.
A Pleasant Swimming Retreat
A swimming pool brings refuge in hot summer days
The custom designed gunite swimming pool comfortably sits in the back-right corner of the backyard. Autumn Leaf custom designed a freeform pool provided the flexibility to maximize patio space. The elevation change allowed us to design a structural pool wall where waterfalls were integrated. The swimming pool's main features are the wonderful sheer descent waterfalls. These waterfalls cascade down like a glass sheet into the pool.