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Howat 1

From the back wall looking back towards the house, you see that every space in this yard has been planned and designed just perfectly to provide the maximum use and benefit. The travertine pavers provide the continuity needed to tie all of these outdoor living spaces together.

Welcome to the Howat Project

This Mesa project is the perfect example of a tranquil oasis with a southwestern design theme. The deep blue interior of the pool and the waterline tile turn this pool into a suburban lagoon with three whispering scupper fountains; while the stonework on the water feature wall and the rustic block wall with exposed brick remind us that we are definitely still in the southwest region.

For those cool desert nights, the linear fire feature behind the pool and the massive gas fireplace at the Pergola provide all of the warmth needed to enjoy outdoor dining or just relaxing under the stars. And when it is time for some fun and excitement, the three-hole putting green is certain to entertain golf enthusiasts for hours.

The use of bullnose travertine for the pool coping and the cap at the linear fire pit, the fireplace, the Pergola footings, and the BBQ island tie this entire outdoor living space together and blend perfectly with the home's architecture. The muted color palette of the hardscape allows the pool, putting green, and lush plantings to be center stage in this immaculate backyard.

Howat 2

From the spa, you look out over the pool to the Pergola, fireplace, and BBQ Island.

Howat 3

There is not a bad view in this backyard. From one end of the pool, you overlook the waterfalls and spa to see the large grass panel and intimate seating space for two.

Howat 4

A fire feature or a water feature always add to the interest of a landscape project. But when they are combined, the impact increases exponentially.

Howat 5

The ambiance of the gently flowing water and the dancing flames create a private Zen garden for these homeowners.

Howat 6

At night, the pool and spa become the focal point as the radiant blue is accented by the linear fire feature.

Howat 7

The large fireplace offers a bit of warmth on cool evenings, but also serves as a visual screen to provide privacy to this outdoor dining and relaxing space.

Howat 8

The 225 square foot Pergola is constructed of natural wood beams and posts which are set in concrete footings. The ceiling fan, speakers, and big screen TV make this the perfect place to enjoy year round.

Howat 9

The three-hole putting green is set near the outdoor dining area and pool to provide a lush view from each space and easy access to cool drinks and a seat in the shade. The putting surface and fringe measure approximately 300 square feet.

Howat 10

The stacked stone on the fireplace, BBQ island, and Pergola pillars add to the rustic feel of this southwestern themed design without overpowering the comfort and functionality of the space. This is true Phoenix outdoor living at its best.