SOPHISTICATED YET FAMILY-FRIENDLY
This 2016 project in Brighton, MI, project created a high-end, luxury atmosphere with every amenity. The home opens onto a multi-tiered wood deck that houses a granite-topped grill station. A few steps down, an expansive bluestone patio becomes an extension of the family’s home with a comfortable seating area around a fire pit, a dining area large enough to accommodate a big party, a pool featuring two dramatic waterfall/fire combinations, a cabana for lounging in the shade, and plenty of space for relaxing. The front and side yards have a more formal feel, with precisely-placed plantings and geometric shapes. By contrast, the backyard is relaxed and even whimsical, while still maintaining an air of sophistication. The use of generously-sized stones for retaining walls give balance to the front yard’s more structured elegance. The backyard, which is flanked by mature trees, creates a wonderful sense of privacy in this high-end yet family-friendly backyard retreat.