Pickerington, OH


This project is located in Pickerington, OH, which is one of the fastest-growing suburbs of Columbus, OH. The city is a suburban lifestyle with a mixture of traditional and modern architecture. The city has tripled in growth over the past decade. It has become a work and living community with major corporations and vast amounts of shopping located in the city.

Our clients originally called a local swimming pool contractor to add a swimming pool to their existing patio. Their patio was fairly new, with a large retaining wall and circle-style pavers. After the swimming pool contractor reviewed the project site, they realized that the client needed a design first.

After our initial design consultation, we realized that the client wanted more than just a basic swimming pool added to their existing patio. They wanted a backyard oasis that had style, beauty, and detail. We decided to completely redesign the whole outdoor living space to a modern design concept, removing the old paver patio and the large retention wall. We added a new outdoor kitchen area with a bar and pergola. The project has tons of seating areas with seat walls and planting beds.

Because of the sloped backyard, we had to address the elevation with the swimming pool. We decided to keep the swimming pool at the same elevation as the main walk and add a reverse negative edge and fire feature for evening enjoyment. The fire feature is unique because it’s a 16′ gas line of fire right in front of the negative edge of the swimming pool.

This project had a lot of design challenges, from dealing with a sloped yard to removing and adding new pavers. We had very limited space to fit the client’s design needs. We also had a property restriction issue which restricted the design process.


  • Complete 3D design of the outdoor living space and swimming pool.
  • Complete set of construction prints.
  • Project management services from VizX Design Studios.
  • Design a modern outdoor living space.


  • 16′ line of fire
  • Reverse negative edge swimming pool
  • Outdoor Kitchen with Grill and Bar
  • Saltwater 37′ x 20′ Swimming Pool with Automatic Cover
  • Landscape Lighting
  • Large Pergola with Ceiling Fans and Lighting


  • Slopped Yard
We worked with Duane to design our outdoor living space (pool, bar, two seating areas, gas grill, fire feature, etc.). Duane did a great job of coming up with a concept and then working with us to modify it to fit our lifestyle. He has been very generous with his time and patient as we worked together to make it perfect. It's amazing to see his design come to life since the project has been completed. I have appreciated Duane's professionalism, responsiveness and respect for our ideas through this project. Our outdoor space is truly a work of art and we are very happy with it.
Oster Residence - Pickerington, OH