The backyard of this new home in Etobicoke was a blank slate when the project was started. The homeowner requested a space totally geared towards the enjoyment and entertainment of his family. This was accomplished through the installation of a swimming pool, lounge and seating areas, poolside dining area, and a deck that facilitates the ease of movement from house to pool, with a bar that overlooks the action.
The deck was created from Trex wood, for low maintenance. It is large enough for the barbeque, the bar, a couple of seats, and a built in corner fridge. The glass railings keep the space open to the nearby poolside action, and help to keep everything light and airy.
With its clean lines and classic materials, the pool is the centerpiece of the yard. The deep blue colors add depth and interest. The concrete pavers blend seamlessly with the Indiana sandstone of the pool edge and the nearby retaining wall. A retaining wall at the deep end of the pool divides the plantings from the pool. All around the perimeter of the site, large beeches and cedars have been installed to create instant privacy hedges.