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Project:

Amazing Backyard Transformation
North Caldwell, NJ

Sponzilli Designer:

Aaron Van Duyne IV

Project Manager:

Aaron Van Duyne IV
Michael Santana

Project Description:

This complete property transformation started off by creating a master plan developed by our team of talented designers. The client came to us looking to create a design that was cutting edge and included a long list of features and amenities. His vision was to create a resort right in his backyard for dining, cooking, and entertaining both kids and adults.

The front yard included a new paver walkway and lush, colorful plantings.

The rear yard includes a custom gunite swimming pool with a sun ledge, raised hot tub and a grotto. The sun ledge allows for lounging in the water while the grotto allows one to sit in seclusion behind the waterfall. The hot tub also has a waterfall which cascades onto a seat ledge in the pool where nice warm water flows over your shoulders.

We designed and installed multiple natural and paver seating areas with seat walls. The use of space was maximized to create destination points throughout the rear yard. The design even includes a meditation garden.

The client wanted to entertain friends and family so we designed and installed a custom curved outdoor kitchen with bar seating, veneered with natural stone, capped with granite countertops, and topped off with a custom-built cedar pergola. The kitchen appliances include a gas grill, refrigerator, sink, and multiple access doors and drawers.

For colder nights, the landscape design included a gas-fueled firepit that is surrounded by a seat wall. This entertainment area can easily accommodate more than 15 people.

To finish the project off, we installed privacy screening plantings, specimen trees, and colorful and lush shrubs, perennials, and grasses throughout the rear yard.

To ensure that all the hardscaping and softscaping drained properly, we installed a highway of catch basins and drain pipes that lead to an in-ground drywell system.

We installed a custom low-voltage landscape lighting system that illuminates the home’s architectural features, all the highlighted landscape elements, and helps the homeowner and his guests comfortably and safely navigate the property at night.

Project Scope:

Walkways, gunite pool and hot tub, waterfall and grotto, patios, firepit, seating wall, kitchen and bar, pergola, meditation garden, fencing, low-voltage landscape lighting, drainage, plantings, gazebo

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