Backyard Pool Overlooking Castaway Bay
The client, homeowner of this quarter-acre, lake front property overlooking Lake Erie in Cleveland, Ohio, informed Patrick Cloonan, RLA, of the landscape architecture firm, Cloonan Design Services, Inc. that there was a 20' x 40' pool shell with an 8' x 8' hot tub already poured in the backyard, but he was not thrilled with the direction that the project was going and was looking for a splash of creativity in his backyard oasis.
"He was panicking because he had the shell of the pool that a contractor installed with a hot tub glued to the edge, but it lacked creativity," Cloonan said. "The client then said, 'I want the 'wow factor' that I see on your website and I want it to be in a magazine!'"
Cloonan, whose company will celebrate 30 years of business in 2021, more than delivered on that request. Set on a beautiful plot of land adjacent to Lake Erie, Cloonan and his team of talented contractors got to work.
As a result of the project being an hour and a half away from the firm's office, the first hurdle Cloonan faced was integrating his team with some of the local team that had already been on site. He needed to make the decision to keep the team or let them go. Most of the team stayed and were happy to have some field leadership and direction.
In the spring of 2020, Cloonan had four fake palm trees shipped that were made out of fiberglass and steel and he strategically placed them around the property.
As seen in LASN magazine, February 2021.