An Oasis Within an Oasis in Virginia Beach

When you walk into this backyard oasis, there are three areas where you can spend your time: the pool (now re-done), the sunken fire pit, or the hidden hot tub in the back corner. By creating a yard with multiple ‘layers,’ we wanted to have an oasis (or three!) within an oasis right in this Virginia Beach homeowner’s backyard.

While some of this structure already existed, it wasn’t welcoming – pea gravel around the pool isn’t exactly friendly to bare feet! – and needed a big upgrade. We surrounded the pool with pavers and re-made their diving board, adding two full palettes of concrete to create a solid foundation. For the sunken fire pit, we made sure the space felt connected to the pool while still being separate, with a small step as a transition piece. Techo bloc creates an eye-catching area for a table and chairs to break up the paver pattern, and behind wooden panels is a hot tub area for a private, intimate setting so guests can truly get away.

The final touches include landscaping, speakers in the flower bed, and a combination of path and dome lights to create beauty all night long. This is one backyard with so many options, all of which create a welcoming, relaxing environment for each person who lives and visits this beautiful Virginia Beach home.

Watch this video for a walk-through of this incredible project!