A pool, a putting green, a playhouse and a pass-through. Welcome to the space where inner child dreams meet grown-up wish list.
“It was the view that initially drew us here. We knew the sunsets would be amazing,” says owner Amanda Simmons.
In addition to gorgeous views, buying the land to begin building their home checked a couple more items off Simmons’ list.
“We wanted a neighborhood, but the fact that we would also have space within that neighborhood was everything,” she says. “We had built a home previously with no backyard, so we didn’t want to do that again.”
What she didn’t imagine was how the building of their home would also lead to an outdoor expansion of livable, and beautiful, space.
“When we first started building, a pool never crossed our minds,” Simmons says. “Once the build started and we saw the layout of the backyard, my husband got a twinkle in his eye.”
As the weather got warmer, Amanda agreed. After meeting with the landscaping team and securing the services of Buster Crabbe Pool Group, “it all started to fall into place.”
And it kept going. The Simmons family also chose the area for its proximity to a golf course (husband David is an avid golfer), so his next twinkle was having a family putting green. “Our landscaper made that possible and put the putting green right next to the pool area. The kids love that,” Amanda laughs.
In keeping with the home’s modern vibe, the landscaper and the builder utilized modern stones for the fire pit, and a landscaping wall for the steeper hill. The pool’s safety fence also matches the modern tone, with a horizontal wooden fence with cedar tones.