By Kristina Hacker
When Mike and Cathy West moved into their north Modesto home a year and a half ago, they knew one thing they really wanted was an outdoor entertaining area. Thanks to John Runyan from Tropical Pools, Monica Perrone of Landscape Architecture and Dave Kisst of Green Thumb Landscape, their dream was made reality.
With the focus on the view, the Wests’ back yard is set up for entertaining — from intimate groups around the barbecue, with enough seating groups to host larger parties and family get-togethers.
The back yard features a wicker lounge sectional set, ideal for conversation by the pool, a built-in grill and bar area and a high-top table for more formal eating.
The Wests opted for a simple saltwater pool and built-in spa that enhances the home’s natural view of fields and a tree-lined riverbank.