This is a natural stone swimming pool masonry project that we completed two winters past. We were called in to put the icing on the cake of this backyard remodel, that went from dirt-nothing to a completed backyard environment. The back retaining wall was pretty massive so I came up with these tree details; they break up the wall while turning this into a piece of art. I carried the artwork through to the outdoor kitchen with a custom designed back splash. The tall fire pit has a subtle artistic distinction when I set the stone to run vertically. This vertical change of direction advances your eye past the stone spa to the East end of the yard. Where you can appreciate how the yard ends into a custom stoned seat wall. This is one of the coolest and most enjoyable jobs I’ve had the pleasure to work on!! A natural stone swimming pool in Orangevale in the county of Sacramento.