Sophisticated Scarborough backyard

Sophisticated Scarborough backyard and a tropical coastal retreat. Designed  with the intention of helping this family step-on-holiday every time they step through the door of their completely renovated home. 

We used a multi-layered approach to help make the most of the space on this long Scarborough block – a lawn at the lower level, stepping up to a family friendly pool deck. 

We chose hard-wearing soft leaf buffalo for the lawn as it is resilient and nice under foot. Three active kids, two dogs and the coastal climate would give any lawn a run for it’s money. French patterned Travertine adds detail and gives the upper level a classic chic look. 

Intelligent design helped us reduce the cost for our clients. For example, the retaining walls double as pool fencing while meeting pool safety codes. 

Add in a few intricate details (like a step cut into the exposed bedrock) and you have one spectacular backyard for the kids to play in and the adults to relax in.