2021 Master Design Awards: Outdoor Living

by Kyle Clapham

Randy Angell Designs

Plano, Texas | randyangelldesigns.com

Location: Dallas, Texas | Square footage: 710 | Project cost: $500,000

Photos: Jimi Smith

With a front walkway, courtyard, seating area, backyard landscaping, pool, spa, fireplace and custom waterwall with a custom sculpture feature on their wish list, the homeowners desired a modern resort feel. Their long, narrow backyard space presented a challenge, but the company opted to emphasize it by keeping the pool strait and running it as far down the yard as possible.

The company also chose to work off a grid based on the size of the porcelain paver used for all the decking and pool surfaces, running that pattern following the length of the yard. This created a subtle yet noticeable emphasis on the length of the space. Using two colors, the company made stripes and aligned them with the paver pattern. The wood decking even runs in the same direction.

Sun Design Remodeling

Burke, Va. | sundesigninc.com

Location: Alexandria, Va. | Square footage: 3,518 | Project cost: $248,000

Photos: Greg Hadley Photography

The clients have elementary-aged children who love to play in their backyard. The clients have been working from home and really wanted to find a better indoor/outdoor connection that worked with their family to include a better work/life balance. Being a corner lot, they also had a desire to enhance their curb appeal.

A rear covered porch with multiple zones for functionality and improved outdoor access was created to include an outdoor kitchen and designated patio area to gaze at the stars while keeping warm around their fire pit. In addition, the siding, garage configuration and driveway also were incorporated in the overall design to enhance curb appeal.

Basement windows: Phantom Screens, retractable
Skylights: Velux
Garage door: Haas
Mudroom cabinets: Shiloh
Outdoor kitchen cabinets: Nature Kast
Outdoor kitchen countertops: Buildertrend, Quartz
Mudroom floor: Mosaic Tile, White Carrara Threshold
Outdoor kitchen floor: Outdoor Stone Flooring
Grill: Alfresco
Double burner: Alfresco
Grill hood: Vent-A-Hood
Refrigerator: Marvel

Jackson & LeRoy

Salt Lake City, Utah | jacksonandleroy.com

Location: Provo, Utah | Square footage: 700 | Project cost: NA

Photos: Josh Caldwell

The project focused on symmetry with formal English landscaping, including hornbeam hedging. The pool house is laden with lattice siding all the way up with a lattice feature tying in the pergola over the spa. The patios are laid with Indiana limestone masterfully done by Artistic Stone.

The team punctured holes and swapped out windows of the pool house to creative a cohesive indoor/outdoor experience as the site of the project is in the side yard of the property. Bricks were chosen to seamlessly blend the new build into the existing house. The doors and gates are true mortise and tenon construction. An added brick masonry wall creates the privacy a pool area needs and deserves.

Slide: Splinterworks, custom
Stone: Artistic Stone Masonry installed Indiana limestone
Bricks: JaCo color and age matched bricks to existing bricks
Lattice: Salt Creek
Diving board: Mikel Tube, mahogany

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