When Shawn and Renee Patterson relocated from West Virginia to Owensboro, they turned to Martin Homes and Integrity Outdoor Living to build not only a new home, but an ideal outdoor living space.
The Pattersons enjoy entertaining, and wanted their outdoor space to feel like an extension of their new home. It was also important to have a backyard that their children would enjoy. Their oldest son, Cameron, is a plebe (first-year) at West Point, daughter Emma, 16, is a sophomore at Daviess County High School, and daughter Lillian, 5, is in kindergarten at Country Heights.
Shawn was key in the design of the space, as he and Renee had a distinct for what they wanted the finish product to look and feel like. Integrity helped them to achieve that look by designing and installing all of the landscaping, including the large rocks in the pool area.
In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, the backyard and all of its features are also functional for a family of five. Walking from the house to the back porch, you’re met with high vaulted ceilings. Patio furniture and tables provide plenty of seating for the Pattersons and their guests. And the large wood-burning stone fireplace makes the space the perfect gathering spot on chilly nights.
Above the fireplace, the Pattersons mounted a television, ideal for watching football games in the fall. The outdoor refrigerator and grill allow them to host their own private tailgates while taking in the action on the field.
During the spring and summer months, the Pattersons take advantage of their large pool and slide, installed by Maurice Pools and Spas.
Finding themselves at home more than usual during the pandemic, the Pattersons have spent many hours utilizing their custom outdoor space. The pool is heated, and has been open since early April. With the water being warm, it has been a great source of entertainment. The fireplace has gotten plenty of use, along with the grill, during this time of staying safe at home.