An important aspect to any landscape is to enjoy its beauty at night — and that’s where you need proper lighting. Pete talks with Alex Babb from Grand Materials & Supply regarding different lighting options for the historic home remodel. Pete turns an ordinary backyard to a great entertaining area; and creates a botanical garden for the whole family to enjoy. He also cleans up the pool area and achieves the updated look and low maintenance yard that the homeowner wanted. Pete decides to preserve the historic value of the 1926 fountain in the courtyard and adds the sound of water with a fountain from DeSantana Stone. He also adds an extra bit of security to the pool area by adding a gate and an adobe wall, which fit in perfectly with the rest of the adobe structure.
Nothing goes better poolside than having a cocktail. Travis Nass from Last Drop Bar at the Hermosa Inn whips up some of his favorite drinks. The philosophy at the Last Drop Bar is simple – create classic cocktails using quality drinks with the freshest seasonal ingredients. Be sure to stop by and treat yourself to a cocktail experience far beyond anything you expected. And if you see Travis, tell him Cheers!
As the two month project comes to a close, the homeowner, Fred Unger, invites his friends to enjoy and celebrate the makeover. Hear his thoughts on the overall transformation and reveal. Pete does a great job of showcasing the art and sculptures throughout the yard at night with lighting, which makes it very special. If you are a big fan of Arizona history, you’re probably familiar with Lon Megargee, the famous cowboy artist from the 1920s, who built the Hermosa Inn as well as this property. The artwork and sculptures magnify the natural beauty of the desert garden. The homeowner shares the yard has become like an outdoor living room. Overall, the process was very exciting for the homeowner. Creativity flows, plans evolve, and never thought of dreams come to life. Pete did a great job adding to the elegance of the historic house and making it truly special for homeowner.