Customization is every homeowners aspiration, and with this custom built home the blank slate of a flat empty backyard gave both homeowner and Gappsi’s design team the freedom, liberty and creative license to dream big. Located in the secluded wooded area of Ft. Salonga, a small town along 25a on the north shore of Suffolk county, this newly constructed home was carved out of a dense tree and brush area with the goal of seclusion and privacy. As soon as the home was completed the backyard was the next logical step in making the homeowners house a home. Starting with the homeowners wish list of built in BBQ bar, multi-level areas to entertain, pool, fire pit as well as a natural oasis vibe of isolation from the rest of the world, the task at hand was going to be a challenge to obtain purpose and balance. The free form Gunite pool was the anchor to this project, giving natural curves along the backside of the property to place manicured low maintenance plants as well as a natural rock spill over into the pool, a beautiful backdrop to look out from the homes two large custom arched doors and windows. Two strategically placed planting bed closer to the house helps divide the spaces and create unique areas that one could submerse themselves in without feeling exposed. The entire project was designed to use Gappsi’s Natural Stone Limestone and Travertine line mixed with the round river rock cultured stone veneer to match the homes turret and bring together both indoor and outdoor living areas. The use of Moca travertine coping with the multicolored Melfi limestone in the French pattern exhibits how two different types of stone and an array of color can come together and blend effortlessly into a harmonic visual symphony. Off the house is the main raised patio that serves a multitude of purpose that includes an alfresco cooking and lounging area as well as a vantage point to overlook the sprawling yard. the main dining area is a few steps off the cooking and lounge area to give a feel of separation without a great deal of distance. On the bottom level we see the majority of pool patio with ample sunbathing area to the left as well as a cozy fire pit area nestled off towards the right. With keeping a balance of stone Gappsi design team added a raised flower bed along the upper patio for two reasons, to soften the height of the wall face as well as to keep a streamline look and feel to the entire project by not needing rail systems. Altogether between both the design and install team of Gappsi and the vision and ideas the homeowners had, we took this custom home to new heights with its own custom backyard and gave the look and feel of an expensive resort in the foothills of northern Long Island.