A room in the woods

Dayton couple incorporates their travel mementos into their outdoor living space

The outdoor living area consists of multiple spaces, including this gas fire pit, situated on four private acres.

After three large maple trees died, the homeowners installed a swimming pool in the back yard, complete with a sun shelf, LED lighting, and fire and water features.

A soothing rock waterfall, surrounded by green shrubs and hostas, is situated under the trees, just beyond the gas fire pit and pool.

The Site Group expanded the fire pit surround they’d originally constructed in 2010 when the deck was expanded.

The pool and pergola area was added after the homeowners expanded their deck and outdoor kitchen area.

A beautiful wood pergola sits near the swimming pool and features a custom dining table made from salvaged barn wood and colorful hanging baskets.

Two fire bowls with water features, which are plumbed into the pool pump, sit atop massive stone columns next to the pool.

A dark brown wood privacy fence serves as the perfect backdrop to the lush green shrubs and trees, blooming hydrangeas and colorful potted planters.

A tree that fell on the property was cut up and the stumps were used as the bases of the benches surrounding this wood-burning fire pit.

The back yard includes multiple seating and entertaining areas adorned with cozy furniture in light cream and blue hues.

The gas fire torches scattered around the pool were inspired by the homeowners’ family trips to The Turtle Club in Naples, Florida.

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