This beautiful home, built by Barrington Homes in 2017, in the Lake MacLeod neighborhood in the North Hills suburbs of Pittsburgh. Our design team met with the customer early in the construction process to start creating a landscaping. Back then, the plan was to landscape the front of this newly built home to give it more curb appeal. The home was positioned on a high-side lot with a beautiful view of the neighborhood which created great opportunities for large landscape beds to compliment the home. We utilized mature plants with natural boulders to create a rustic look on the wooded lot. This desirable neighborhood is known for mature wooded lots. Our design team incorporated many different types of ornamental and shade trees to enhance the natural setting. Beall’s signature on all of our landscape projects are the large seasonal annual beds which flower throughout the summer.
Several years after completing phase one of this project, the homeowner reached out to discuss a backyard pool project. One challenge with phase two was creating a large enough pool space to incorporate a fire feature, chase lounges and bistro table while also maintaining green space in the yard for the children to play. We worked with our pool contractor, Seven Seas Pools, to position the pool while not disturbing any large, mature trees. The homeowners association (HOA) in this neighborhood has restrictions in place to protect trees in order to preserve the natural appeal.
A boulder retaining wall was necessary to create a large enough flat space for the pool while also helping to minimize the slope. The natural look in the backyard was enhanced by utilizing large Unilock Bristol Valley Pavers. Large planters flanked the rear of the pool to create seasonal color.