Featured Project – The Matson Project
Backyard Transformed into Entertainers Dream Outdoor Living Space
“The Matson Project was a pretty sweet project,” Chris Griffin said, as he reminiscences about how his company—Unique Landscapes & Custom Pools—transformed an Anthem backyard into the spectacular outdoor spa and entertainment complex pictured here. Water, fire and glass were the dominating themes of this makeover. With the goal of taking advantage of the amazing view of the Anthem Country Club Golf Course, the spa was raised, and a 300 square-foot Ramada and outdoor entertainment area was added.
The pool was enhanced with pool automation. Granite counter tops, a sink, wet bar, refrigerator and BBQ were constructed in the outdoor kitchen area. The Ramada also has drop shades and a mist system, which cools down the patio in the afternoon and evenings. Griffin used the company Grand Effects to create the fire effects for this project, including the copper fire pots that are on the end of each of the pool pillars. “Copper Penny” is the glass tile with the beautiful iridescent copper color, which really stands out in the photos.
Fire pits were remodeled with some ledge stone and glass tile accents. Glass tile was added to the pool: the water line tile really compliments the Travertine patios. There were numerous challenges, from accessing the backyard and working around existing structures; underground gas lines; to dealing with government and homeowners associations to secure the proper permits, inspections and approvals. Yet the project was completed in three months, another amazing example of Unique’s outstanding expertise and customer service.