STONE MOUNTAIN PROJECT - FATHER INSPIRES SON
While most kids spend their summers sleeping, watching TV, or playing video games, this son was perfecting his hardscape skills. It is rare that a 12-year old, can remove old decking, perform all the measurements and cuts, assist with lighting, concrete, and willingly, enthusiastically keep coming back for more.
The Stone Mountain development is located on a hill, so usable space is at a premium. The goal was to create an outdoor living space for year-round enjoyment. The project had to be worked on in stages; as there were parties and gatherings though-out the project time line.
The original deck was wood and was shedding splinters and paint flakes. The deck was redone in Trex, after running conduit under the existing joists for electrical and heating. A pad for the incoming hot tub, which had to be crane lifted over the roof, was installed. Lighting was added both on the house side for safety and to accent the existing trees. Additional flowers, grasses and a large aspen, was added to give the backyard color and privacy.
The Pergola was custom made out of steel, powder coated for longevity and will have a retracting shade for the scorching heat. Next, matching Trex stairs and a side granite table for phones and drinks were added to the hot tub. Matching propane fire bars were set in the wall.
Finally, a specially designed lever was added to the back of the hot tub, attached to a remote control electric winch that automatically lifts the bulky, curved hot tub cover. When open, this also provides privacy.