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Backyard Oasis

A home in the centre of town feels like a private country estate.


A place to relax and entertain

The homeowners of this beautiful property in Niagara-on-the-Lake wanted to add a pool and patio to their landscape — keeping it as natural as possible while matching the traditional architecture of the house and tying it in with a newly renovated space.


Overcoming obstacles

The backyard had different elevations and needed a retaining wall to create a level area for the pool and patio. Access to the yard was through a deep ditch and it was a challenge excavating around the mature trees and shrubs so they wouldn’t be damaged.


A private retreat

The new landscape looks like it has always been there. The plants are growing nicely and the homeowners can entertain friends and family in a backyard that feels like a private country estate.


Key Design Features

  • The retaining walls were constructed using handmade clay brick that complements the home’s brick exterior.
  • The centre lines of the new pool line up with the steps from the original house as well as the steps leading to the newly renovated area, resulting in a look that is formal and symmetrical.
  • Ebel Flagstone was used for both the patio and the coping on the retaining walls, creating unity and harmony.
  • New garden beds along the upper perimeter of the retaining wall provide a buffer between the two areas and soften the hard edges for a natural feel.
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Lakeside Living

This back yard renovation maximized this property to its fullest, creating several different areas and spaces to entertain and relax in for the homeowners. Large interlocking pavers and matching coping updates this existing pool and gives it a modern flair.


Lakeside Hideway

Nestled on the shores of Lake Erie, lush landscaping and the soothing sounds of water combine to create an atmosphere of peace and relaxation.