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Mimicking the house's architecture, the pool house hides the pool equipment and acts as both a storage shed and a changing room. To highlight its craftsmanship and details, climbing clematis vines, low perennial plantings and ornamental grasses were installed around the foundation.

Due to the setback requirements the pool and spa's location was limited. With the properties rectangular shape and the house's square form, the pool and spa's shape continued this rectilinear pattern and is surrounded by lawn on all sides. Keeping with this design principle, the planting beds around the rear yard were created with the same vocabulary. Harmonizing with the front yard, the use of 2' x 2' thermal bluestone pavers set with lawn joints is repeated and thereby enhances the sense of openness needed in the rear yard. The grid-like pattern offers better circulation as one flows through the space while keeping it from feeling overly designed. With the RRT walls and evergreen screening, the rear yard appears to be flat and level as well as expansive.



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