The back and front yard masonry design of this private residence in West Islip, NY provides functionality and accommodates all elements in its layout. This includes a U-shaped cooking island built with Nicolock adobe blend terra wall. It is covered with a PVC pergola for shade, a granite counter top, a wood burning oven, a gas grill refrigerator, an ice maker, a sink, and many storage cabinets.
The patio is built raised two steps up from the grass area. The perimeter walls are built with Nicolock oyster blend mini-colonial walls and capped with granite city colonial caps. In many places, the walls are built up to create accent columns to hold the light fixtures and sitting walls. The fire pit area is built in a circular shape with a comfortable bench built within the walls. The patio is built with XL stone ridge adobe blend pavers and a double border design with granite city roma pavers. This patio area is large enough to accommodate many table.
Walkways on both side of the house are built to connect to the circular driveway Adobe blend stone ridge pavers are installed over 1 inch of sand and 8 inches of state approved grade recycled concrete base. The layout includes a double border design with circle fan inlays in the driveway aprons, 2 light piers installed on each side of the driveway, and aprons veneered with Boral cultured stone matching the house exterior walls. Bluestone caps and treads were used for the cumulus, front door steps, and porch.
Fire place built indoor by Gappsi in Commack NY. With wood burning chamber veneered with firebricks. The structure was framed with metal studs and fireproofed cement boards. 16 ft high fireplace walls were then veneered with Fiorito travertine Multi sizes mixed. The fireplace hearth and shelves were custom cut from sandstone treads. Shelves installed half way in the wall add dimension to the wall and make easier to decorate with flower vase, pictures and Christmas decoration
After the construction of a two-story colonial brick house, this backyard was left as an open canvas for a full creative design that included a plethora of amenities. Starting with a raised patio and balcony railing, this allows comfortable daily use to walk out of the house to the barbecue or to use the spa. The spa was built on a raised platform for easy access from the top patio. The patio steps were paved with flamed Amagansett granite pavers and treads. The brick columns were built on the raised patio to enhance the railing and decorated with flower pots. The raised patio allows a perfect view of the entire backyard. Many amenities were included in the backyard design. The 16’x32’ vinyl swimming pool was built with an auto cover and a self-contained sheer descend water feature set across from the pool. The patio around the pool was constructed with mocha travertine. A mosaic stone pebble inlay of a bloomed rose highlights the pool steps. Decorative flower pots are seasonally decorated around the pool. The pool house was built with a bathroom, T.V. room and an outdoor bar. The bocci court was built with crushed white marble dust and is equipped with lights for nighttime use. A Versa basketball court that includes lights, basketball hoop, and surrounded by netting so the basketball doesn’t go outside the property line. A dog run was built with synthetic turf and is surrounded by a black chain link fence. The remaining space in the backyard was covered with artificial turf in which a putting green was inlaid. This backyard was designed and built with low maintenance in mind. From the evergreen shrubs to the natural stone travertine patio and synthetic grass. There is no need for lawnmowers or any weekly maintenance. These homeowners can enjoy their backyard all year round without interruption from weekly up keeping. Caste aluminum furniture ornate the patio and allows comfortable seating in backyard patio areas. For more information about Gappsi services and estimates visit www.gappsi.com or call us at 631-543-1177
Gunite swimming pool was constructed with 10 inches concrete wall shell and 8 inches gunite floor. With ½ inches rebar 12 inches on center, radiuses built in gunite shell spa has been built in the center of shallow end with sundecks on each side of it with steps that lead in the pool. Along both side of the 40 ft wall a stand ledge was created in the pool floor to allow small kids to cross the pool by walking on it. The deep end of the swimming pool incorporates 2 sets of corner stairs and a bench connecting them both.
Pool depth is 5 ft, wich makes this Gunite swimming pool is a non-diving pool. This Gunite swimming pool also has an automated safety cover this feature allows the pool area to be open to the rest of the yard and fencing around the pool is not requested thus making the pool patio more accessible and functional. This safety cover also functions as a solar cover, keeping the water warmer without the use of the heater. The auto cover can also be used as a winter cover, while keeping the swimming pool safe in the winter; it also keeps clean, avoiding drilling ugly holes in the patio stones if you decide to install a mash cover. The plumbing was done using 2 inches 40 schedule hard pvc pipes, this allows water to flow and filtered fester. The pool plaster finish consists Tahoe blue diamond bright quarts. Unlike Marble dust quarts plaster is a much harder material making the finish of this Gunite swimming pool last 2 or 3 times longer with the proper maintenance. A 6 inches gray blue porcelain tiles bend was installed to The top perimeter of the pool walls, the tiles line is used to avoid the water in the pool to create a mark on the walls , the porcelain tiles are frost and whether resistant and pool water level is set to be at the center of the tiles. The pool coping used is 2 inches thick 12 wide in 6 ft long section Pennsylvania bluestone treads as pool coping and 14 inches double-sided easy edge for spa coping. The patio pavers are Moca travertine French pattern all from the Gappsi natural stone products selection. The equipment is Totally Hayward, pump, Filter and heater, to keep the water sanitized a salt chlorine generator and an ozone system were installed, the combination of these 2 will keep water free of alleges and impurities easily and automatically thus making this a maintenance and Chemicals free Gunite swimming pool. The back yard patio outdoor kitchen and raised patio all paved with moca travertine pavers and veneer products. For more information about Gunite pools design and installation contact Gappsi at 631-543-1177 or visit https://gappsi.com/long-island-gunite-pool-inground-construction-design