This isn’t just a driveway with a concrete driveway. The entire driveway was prepared with a radiant heat system which makes it so they never have to shovel or plow again. The heat system continues under the walkway up to the front door and makes for the ultimate level of convenience, living in Greater Rochester snow.
We took over the outside look of the home, transforming it with cultured stone, giving it a strong permanent look that truly inspires the feeling of a lodge in the mountains.
Walking up the heated stone walkway to the front door, you are greeted with stone pillars where we also brought a reclaimed wood look to the underside of the entrance canopy.
The Firepit (s)
After sizing up how much fire we would need to make this entire backyard, we ended up bringing in an entire new gas main into the property. The result is simply stunning with what might be the most extensive and balanced use of fire in one project. We have a perfect drop-level fire pit, off of the open 3 Season room with built in fireplace, next to the outdoor kitchen fire table, which has another fireplace just in case, along side of the hibachi grill, next to the spa with fire feature. Needless to say, we like fire.
The 3 Season Room
We started outdoors, and snuck our way into this room, brining it into our outdoor environment by building out a fire mantle you can only dream of. With stone wall transitions the entire room became part of the backyard with an accordion door.
The Outdoor Kitchen
Some outdoor kitchens have a counter. This one has a built in sink, fridge, hibachi grill, table seating, bar seating, tv viewing, and perhaps more usable space than the indoor kitchen.
A large part of the summer entertainment is the pool. We surrounded it, gave it the look it deserved and made sure the zen garden was in place behind it for the family to find their place of relaxation.
Our friends at Precision Pool & Spa set this amazing gunite spa off of the kitchen, letting us entertain our favorite fire feature of the year as we added warming flames at the end.
Basketball & Golf?
This raised floor basketball court features a new composite floor system from Versa Court that lets water pass through and keeps the surface playable. Making sure our putting game doesn’t fall off we designed a Bill Teamerson Putting Green which has a rock surround that wraps up to golf area for everybody to enjoy with a little help from synthetic turf solutions.
Is that it?
Of course not. There’s an outdoor shower, an in-ground trampoline, a custom reclaimed wood privacy wall with integrated lighting we fell in love with, automated lighting throughout, the resurfacing of the house with stone. It is a showcase beyond showcases and we will be revisiting this project as we let it all sink in.