There is something both intimate and luxurious in this exquisite layout by Carl Gilley Landscape Design that incorporates a patio, lap pool and veranda into an idyllic outdoor living space on a side yard.
One solution for a residence with a deep and narrow backyard is to create a private recreation area that is ideal for entertaining and relaxation such as this design concept with the swimming pool as a dazzling water feature and a play zone.
A long, narrow lap pool with an adjoining spa feature from Lang Pools blends in perfectly with the surrounding rock garden, rows of boxwoods and decking in a design by Lang Pools that makes the most of a compact yard.
A different photographic angle allows you to see the other side of the courtyard’s stone wall (at an earlier phase) and the lush green lawn which runs along the border and curves around to the far corner of the lot which is marked by an enticing garden folly (the mini-Greek temple).
This formal garden with a two-story pavilion for entertaining is part of an extensive building and landscaping project by Cruickshank Remodeling. The homeowners had recently purchased the adjacent property which contained a mid century ranch house. After demolishing the structure, the yard was then graded and reconfigured into an upper and lower lawn and garden areas, taking advantage of the elevation change in the lot. The design goal was the creation of various entertainment spaces that can be viewed in our before and after visual tour.