The Perfect Backyard Retreat
Over 16 years ago we were looking for a home in Weston, Florida. We wanted a backyard retreat with a pool. While working with a dear friend and realtor to find just the perfect home, we found our paradise in this lovely suburb of Fort Lauderdale.
We were very specific about wanting something overlooking the golf course or water and with a pool.
Well, we ended up on a dry lot and are so glad that we did. On the golf course or water, you can see neighbors and golfers and privacy is definitely compromised.
The backyard was heavily landscaped with tall hedges and fishtail palms. When we bought the house, there was no pool and a small concrete patio and a grassy area
Since then, we have added a beautiful pool that we designed with a Turkish marble patio. We added deck fountains and made the pool bottom a gorgeous Mediterranean blue. The goal was to make the yard look like an escape to Tuscany (which we love) and a reflecting pool.
We added floor-to-ceiling striped drapes and a few Italian cypress trees, and it truly is a slice of paradise.
Since we live in South Florida, this area becomes an extension of our home and most of our entertaining takes place on our lovely patio. My hubby even added a large flat screen television to the area, and we watch sports and movies out there.
Sometimes my girlfriends visit, and we pull up the cushioned lounge chairs, get a nice glass of wine and watch chick flicks under the covered area. Who could ask for more? Ok, maybe a cabana boy or two.