Latour Staycation

Designers: reid schindler
Project Manager: Brent schumacher

When a client tells me they want the backyard that everyone wants to be at, they have to be careful what they wish for when no one will leave. That is the case for this beautiful backyard that began with a 4' slope that the client believed to be unusable. Now, this backyard has everything! A cabana with restroom, storage room, swim up bar, an automated fire bar, 32 foot long slide, custom painted ceramic tile on the spa across an ipe wood deck with a custom metal support bridge are just the start of this backyard. If that's not enough, the full court in pool basketball keeps the kids entertained while the client cooks on their new custom grill and kitchen area.

The biggest challenge in this project was developing a design that fit everything on the wish list while meeting the setbacks in the backyard.  Even though it is a large project there was a large 20’ drainage easement in the side of the backyard as well as an electrical easement on the backside of the property that we had to design around. 

Combine the setbacks with the customers wants of more of a freeform shape but the home having contemporary finishes inside, and you get a very unique, retreat or the customer to enjoy for years!