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This multi-phase project is now an extraordinary outdoor living space and exciting entertainment destination located just off a golf course in Fishers. An upper tile deck houses a covered outdoor kitchen and luxurious hot tub, leading into an expanded paver patio that includes a fire pit area, in-ground pool, and artificial turf putting green bracketed by a beautiful retaining wall and lush yet low-maintenance plantings.

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Before and After

What began as an uneventful and boring backyard was made modern and luxurious with both private spaces to relax as well as ample opportunity to entertain friends and family. The project’s first phase replaced the previous weathered and undersized deck with a tiled outdoor kitchen, hot tub area, and inviting fire pit. Later, a paver patio, in-ground pool, stone retaining walls, and an artificial turf putting green were added while the fire pit was relocated to better utilize every inch of limited backyard real estate.

The Challenges

Challenges for this project included a shallow backyard footprint and the need to preserve golf course views. In the first redesign, the aged existing decking needed to be replaced, and the homeowners desired materials that looked less like an aftermarket deck and more of a natural extension of the house itself. And while the sun-soaked yard needed some shade, preserving sunlight shining into the nearby breakfast nook was also a priority. As the project progressed into its second phase, incorporating the homeowner’s desired furniture created a necessity to relocate the fire pit feature in order to better fit the rest of the project’s final features.

The Solution

Aspen’s team of talented landscape architects and designers created a custom outdoor living space that fits the homeowners’ needs and the space perfectly. Aspen replaced the previous wooden deck with a new modern structure covered in porcelain tile and sleek cable railing. A new outdoor kitchen now sits under a louvered pergola, creating shade when needed but allowing ample sunlight to shine inside the house when the louvers open. A hot tub was positioned at a lower height for easy access from the main deck while also leading down to the expanded paver patio. Aspen maximized the shallow backyard’s space to accommodate a fire pit gathering area, an in-ground pool, and artificial turf putting green, all bordered by beautiful plantings, natural stone, and stately, elegant retaining walls.

The homeowners and their children enjoy entertaining guests, but also cherish having a place to relax outdoors privately after a long day and enjoy one another’s company. Splitting elements of the overall redesign across multiple phases spread out costs, allowed for slight adjustments and additions as new needs or desires were discovered, and let the homeowners quickly enjoy completed portions of the project while still excitedly anticipating the features still to come.

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