Forever HomeTraditional Patio, Chicago

A patterned Lannonstone wall creates a private backdrop for the heated spa, featuring a sheer water weir pouring from between the wall’s mortar joints. Generous planting beds provide seasonal texture and softening between paved areas.

The paving is Bluestone.

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olgadyckman wrote:Aug 24, 2015
  • Penelope Smith

    I really like how this hot tub is in a more private area. I have a hard time relaxing when I think people are watching me. So having that stone wall and all of those trees around the hot tub seems like it would give you a lot of fo privacy. Do you know how tall that wall is?

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    Hursthouse Landscape Architects and Contractors

    Hi Penelope,

    Thanks for your kind words. We love this spa too!

    The wall is four feet tall and is backed up with 12' tall Mission Arborvitae. The yard is very private!



patr6 wrote:Mar 14, 2013
  • patr6
    What is the arbor made of? Is it prefabricated?
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    Hursthouse Landscape Architects and Contractors
    The arbor is built primarily from rough sawn cedar, built to our specifications by a landscape specialties carpenter.
Aileen wrote:Feb 3, 2013
  • Aileen
    thank you for the info!!. can you tell me the dimensions and is this a heated pool or a spa?
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    Hursthouse Landscape Architects and Contractors
    This spa is oversized at 11' X 8'. In warm months it is kept as a plunge pool at a cooler temperature. The gas furnace can heat the water to spa temperature in 30 minutes when desired.
Lolly Spaide wrote:Feb 2, 2013
  • jtrmss
    Is there a cover to keep the heat in in the cooler tempertures? Is it easy to put on and take off?
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    Hursthouse Landscape Architects and Contractors
    Thank you for your interest in our project. An automatic cover is installed on this spa. The vinyl cover runs on track under the pool coping. It retracts into a vault under the patio when it is open. The cover helps with temperature control as well as safety.
denisegaitz wrote:Jan 20, 2013
Hayes Designs wrote:Sep 9, 2015
Tina Buell (Z9b) wrote:Jun 1, 2015
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    Hursthouse Landscape Architects and Contractors

    Hi Tina,

    Good to hear from you again. We always take the cue for choosing paint colors from the scheme used on the home. Often we select the trim color. Other times we choose the body color depending on how much we want the structure to stand out or blend with the architecture. At times we pick a bright accent color when we want the pergola to really stand out and be dominant in the space. This would work well if the structure is in the distance or in a wooded area. Hope that helps!

  • Tina Buell (Z9b)

    Thank you!

timgoo wrote:Apr 8, 2013
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    Hursthouse Landscape Architects and Contractors
    Every design we create is developed specifically to meet the clients needs, be architecturally responsive, appropriate for the site and honor our clients budget.
  • cd2311
    I really like the cushion on the chairs where did you get the chairs???
Mary E McDonnell wrote:Jul 26, 2014
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    Hursthouse Landscape Architects and Contractors
    Thank you for your interest in our project. This pergola was custom built from rough sawn cedar. The structure was primed pre construction and stained to match the trim color of the home. Good luck with your project!
nandy64 wrote:Mar 28, 2014
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Aileen wrote:Feb 25, 2013

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Jocelyn H. Chilvers added this to 5 Tips for Choosing a Primary Outdoor ColorJan 28, 2013

5. Choose a color for nighttime viewing. If you enjoy using your outdoor living space primarily in the evening, choose a hue that's visible in low light. White, silver, yellow and light pastels are the easiest colors for the human eye to see at dusk. Pale, smooth hardscape surfaces reflect light and are safer to use. Light flowers or variegated foliage in the garden will add depth to the landscape. Enjoy darker, richer hues as accents.

Amber Hopman added this to 13 New Ways to Make a Splash With a Hot TubDec 11, 2012

6. Enjoy a little water music. A mini waterfall can add movement and a soothing sound to your space, and your kids will think of it as free entertainment.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

Matt Morgan added this to backyardyesterday

side wall. Could go on side of yard with pergola overhead for outdoor eating area

Nino Jessup added this to Our House3 days ago

looks very peaceful, relaxing and has a jacuzzi.

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