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This exquisite property in Leawood, Kansas was inspired by the successful design of the neighbor’s property. This space began as a problematic backyard that had been ruined by pets and drainage issues. It was transformed to become the runner up in the 2011 Kansas City Home & Garden’s Best Pool Design of the Year.

The first step in this backyard transformation was to deal with the drainage issues. The property had a big slope that caused water to run toward the house. A large drainage system was installed under the patio to carry rainwater away. Also, terracing, elevation changes, walls and river rock were utilized to further direct water flow off the property. Even the fire pit area incorporates a drainage system in its design.

With the drainage problems resolved, the owners could focus on their dream for a backyard resort. Natural flagstone adorning the pool deck, carries into the bench area and underwater sun ledge. The spa spillover into the pool and landscape lighting create a luxurious resort feel with the sound of running water. And the golf putting green is truly reminiscent of a vacation destination. The outdoor kitchen, cabana and bathroom make this a true backyard resort.

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Tropical Charm in Blue Springs Missouri MO designed by Backyard by Design

Tropical Charm

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It began as a dirt pile, or dirt piles to be more accurate. All this yard had was a little lake that sat perched in the corner with the rest of the yard sitting at a lower grade. The owner, however, had a vision of Cabos San Lucas, his favorite place in the world, and wanted to bring a piece of it to his own backyard.

This is where the dreaming began with Backyard by Design guiding the process to ensure specifications and feasibility were covered. The negative slope in the backyard would prove to be a challenge as the owner wanted the edge of the pool to sit like an infinity pool on the edge of the pond. This meant bringing in thousands of tons of rock and fill.

The resulting efforts proved to be well worth it. A beautiful cabana complete with pizza oven and fireplace, an infinity pool with fire features, a waterfall flowing next to the water slide, and over the pool edge make for a beautiful relaxing paradise. Metal palm trees accentuate the experience by matching the Cabos San Lucas landscape and creating a stunning tropical vibe. Everyone asks where this is located and they are always surprised to hear this tropical oasis is in Blue Springs, Missouri.

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