Staycation Estate

With an expansive property and waterfront views, this stately Carmel residence boasts some of the best features of a vacation getawayspaces to relax, spaces to escape, spaces to spend quality family time and all within a vibrant and tranquil outdoor setting. 

Staycation Estate

Before and After

Many thanks for all your continued help with our property!

-F.T. & M.T. 

Live Your Best Life Outdoors.

Fred and Marla thought they needed some renovations, but they didn’t anticipate how much of a difference their new outdoor space would make. As they look around them, they happily say, “this is our life.” We couldn’t ask for more appreciative clients. Watch the video and contact us to let us help you live your best life outdoors.

The Design Process


This project was designed and installed as a part of a greater whole-house renovation in which the client desired to create and carry out the design of their forever home.  A central objective for the rear yard exterior was to be able to walk out the back door and not feel the need to travel for a vacation rather feel like they were already on one in their new outdoor space.

The Results

With a new 20’x 40’ gunite pool as the central feature, the design team worked to seamlessly connect a variety of aesthetically beautiful and functional peripheral living spaces.  An expansive paver pool deck serves as the main connective element and uses a two-toned accent band to compliment the home’s color scheme.  Other hardscape elements – seat walls, columns, a gas fire feature – help define a series of small outdoor living spaces around the pool.  A large, multi-level composite deck helps to naturally transition the client’s experience from the house down to the pool.  The custom outdoor kitchen is integrated into the lower level of the deck to help preserve views from inside the house down the pool and the landscape beyond.

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Not Sure Where to Start? Get in Touch.

Get in touch, and we’ll set you up with a licensed landscape architect who will discuss your needs and wants, interpret them, and work with you to formulate a plan for a living space that suits your personality and lifestyle.