Visit a Texas Backyard Designed for Lounging and Playing

Visit a Texas Backyard Designed for Lounging and Playing

Share this Video:
Replay Video

Visit a Texas Backyard Designed for Lounging and Playing

In this episode of Houzz TV Live, landscape and pool designer Randy Angell gives a virtual tour of his client’s backyard in Plano, Texas. Angell updated the once-empty rectangle space to include zones for lounging, swimming and playing. A raised deck features an ipe wood shade structure and fire feature. A shallow swimming pool was designed with volleyball in mind. A large spa can be used as a small pool for kids. And a putting green offers an opportunity to improve one’s short game. Angell also discusses how synthetic grass can help soften hardscaping and shares tips for elements to consider when working with a pro on Houzz to design an in-ground pool.

Keep Watching:
Comments (42)
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
whitehk

Awesome design...every detail considered and addressed.

33 Likes    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lorcheena

What a talent! What a beautiful design and use of synthetics and the concept of a shallow pool. Just fantastic! So impressive. It's clear why Randy Angell has won awards for his talent. Great use of listening skills for the client! Wow wow wow!

12 Likes    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Kimberly Chumlea

Good notes for materials and proportions

3 Likes    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Dave Fernandes

Hi Randy, I love this layout and how you softened the concrete with the artificial turf. I'm inspired by your creation and was wondering if your could tell me what the dimensions of this Texas back yard is as well as the pool dimensions please. I have a very similar rectangular grass yard now that I'm looking to transform into an oasis similar to your concept. Just wondering if it's feasible given the my size constraints. Thank you very much for your feedback... Dave.

10 Likes    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Elizabeth Forjet

amazing

3 Likes    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Lidyoff Landscape Development Co.

Great design work

11 Likes    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Lorelle Viljoen

Wow, this is beautiful

2 Likes    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
soniaart

Stunning backyard . Great job !

2 Likes    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Mai Nott

Wowwwwww

1 Like    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
bellm6

Looks Awesome !

2 Likes    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Dean Smith

This is amazing work and ain’t it wonderful when a plan comes together. Nothing like a man that knows his job

2 Likes    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
127eohio

Beautiful design. Can you share what brand of synthetic turf used to soften the pool area?

1 Like    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Rosebud & Thames Development

Super impressed. Work is amazing

1 Like    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
josephbanda

Great work how can I contact for we can desing my back yard

2 Likes    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
N. Aissatou Ndiaye

Amazing transformation of a backyard. Never thought this possible with a pool a spa spot and a lounge. Great job! Love it. Thanks for sharing

1 Like    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
HU-513460505

Amazing transformation of the space!

1 Like    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Anthony West

This is stunning! Just goes to show with creativity and design you can transform any yard.

2 Likes    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Jocelyne Joelle Keumedeu Monthe

oh my God, this is gorgeous. knowing what could be the starting budget to get a space as such would be so amazing

2 Likes    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Vicki Raus

Beautiful work, love everything about it!

1 Like    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Yvonne French

Is it possible to share white trees and greenery were used along the back? We have a pool in CA and I'm struggling to find trees that don't shed but still look lush like these. Beautiful work!!

2 Likes    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Ashraf Mansour

Great work and great sense of the space and color utilization

3 Likes    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
641cat

Wonderful design, would love to know where the outdoor seating is from.

2 Likes    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
deanna_najarro

Two details that I love about this design are the dark planters with the bright yellow green plants. It’s such a nice contrast. The next detail I liked was the wood bench next to the fire feature. Perfect for wet swimmers to come close and get warmed up. The addition of the white fire feature with the blue stones is awesome! It’s like water and fire together! Ok, that was three things, I realize, and I could go on... Nicely done!

3 Likes    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Elaine Lopez

How can my daughter and son-in-law see this?
They’re in San Antonio?

1 Like    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
blendaa

Beautiful

1 Like    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Kimothy Case

WOW! What a fantastic transformation!! REALLY cool!!!

1 Like    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
E Dant

This overall design is impressive. The only thing I can't wrap my head around is a shallow pool. Why bother if there is no deep end? I recently purchased a house in Texas and saw so many that made us run because of the shallow pool.

1 Like    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Martha Serrano

Awesome work. You transformed the backyard to beauty. Please do let us know the size of the pool, the yard and the deck area.

3 Likes    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Eegar Sanchez

It is really amazing. What is the size of this field?

1 Like    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Morgan Conolly Architect

Reminds me of a study office once had.


   
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Jacinto Jacinto

What was the total budget?


3 Likes    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
gutavo

Yes, all fantanstic, very good work.!!!!!!


1 Like    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Morgan Conolly Architect

Was some time ago. Little pavilion was maybe $40,000. No plumbing and electrical except a few outlets.

2 Likes    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Realstone Systems

This is one of our all-time favorite projects! We love being a small part of this gorgeous backyard. The design is not only beautiful but thoughtful and well planned for years of enjoyment. Randy did an amazing job on this design!

1 Like    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Frances Ringenberg

Really nice but I would have liked a few words about installing the putting green...

3 Likes    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Landmark Builders

Spectacular!

2 Likes    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Jeeven Brah

What are the dimensions on the pool?

3 Likes    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Adri Fraley

I swear this is Brent Rivera’s house

   
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Marwood Construction

Everyone likes a space that they can
use to be themselves. Barring the bedroom where you can be your own, you always
need a space for entertaining guests. But not always can you go ahead and
decorate the space every time you have a party or get-together there. The
backyard mentioned in this post gives me not only a sense of comfort while
looking at it, but also makes me imagine the kind of people the owners might
be. This is the kind of look and feel you must go for if you are looking for
such a space in your home. Kudos to the writer for coming up with this
particular backyard and writing a whole blog on the beautiful aspects of the
same.

   
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Deyaa12345@gmail.com Deyaa

Great work and wonderful design everything is perfect my wishes

   
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Isabel Su

Fantastic!!! Right now I'm in the process of planning my backyard with a pool and have been thinking and re-thinking what to include in it (or not), so this interview and images gave me great ideas and guidance! Thank you! Living in the north or Argentina, where temperatures range the 95-110 d.F 9 months in the year, the outdoors are the most used part of the house. I will definitely try to "mimic" this design. Thanks again, GREAT job!!

   
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Rose Justice

I love it

1 Like