Award Winning Front Yard Water Feature

We are honored to announce that we recently won an award from the Southwest Pool & Spa show. Our very own Ross Burke won the Award of Merit for Hot Tub/Spa/Water Features. The project that he designed and AquaTerra built has a very unique feature that won recognition.


Front yards and porches are historically simple. Landscaping and pavers usually round out the front displaying beautiful curb appeal. This project, however, surprises guests and onlookers. The homeowner wanted an outdoor space to serve as an extension of their formal dining room, as well as, a semi-private front courtyard space for the family to enjoy.  They wanted a space to enjoy their front yard and interact with neighbors while feeling comfortable and not exposed to the street. The layered, overlapping elements of the design are intended to blend with the architectural design of the home. Additionally, we wanted to continue the use of stucco, steel, and ipe wood as seen on the home’s façade.

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We didn’t stop there with the creativity and scope of the project. The backyard design was intended to be a modern pool with an outdoor fire pit space where the family could gather. The landscaping is kept minimal to allow room for young kids to play. Trees along the back fence screen the view of neighboring properties, and lime green Sunshine Ligustrum offers a pop of color. Synthetic turf was selected to provide a clean play surface for kids while allowing evergreen color.

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