Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

AUG 2018

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August 2018 37 Top Right This outdoor room with a pergola sits at the edge of a 1300 square foot patio, with media and sitting walls made from Unilock Brussels block in a segmental wall system using concrete adhesive. This block also forms the lateral gas fire pit and wraps around a wolmanized post in the center of the col- umns. The sitting wall and columns are capped with snapped limestone that was cut on-site. Kichler LED lighting peeks from beneath the limestone caps on the columns, and festoon lighting hangs from the pergola. Bottom Right The Brussels pavers laid on the patio match the block used in the walls and columns in si- erra, and the color used for the soldier course accent pavers is hawthorn burgundy red. The pavers span from the patio to the pool deck, providing the base for more Brussels block sitting walls that frame the pool and give the backyard a cohesive look. Homes, a premier Pittsburg custom homebuilder, in 2010. The backyard was very basic; in fact, Beall and his crew of ten men were starting out with only a bare, rectangular slab of concrete. The homeowner's original vision was to create a freestanding, outdoor room with a pergola on a patio with a media wall and a bar and grill for relaxing and entertaining. However, he was looking through Beall's portfolio when he saw a different project involving a pool and decided to include that into his backyard plans as well. It then became a two-phase project, with Phase 1 focusing on the pergola and the patio and Phase 2 covering the pool, retaining wall, boulder wall and putting green. Phase 1 The team completed the stonework for the patio before laying the pavers. They built the media wall first, carving out a cavity in the Unilock Brussels block for the television and fitting it with a set of barn door style cabinets that the homeowner had purchased from a custom cabinetmaker in the area. Beall's team then moved on to the sitting walls, forming them out of the same block to frame the area beneath the pergola and then adding the columns and posts to support the beams,

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