Modern Hot Tub Solution

Hot tubs and jacuzzis are an eye-sore for many homeowners who otherwise have built the perfect modern landscape in their backyards. But Surfacedesign Inc. was up to the task of incorporating the “soaking tub” into their clients modern yard and they pulled it off by creating a ipe wood cover that also doubled as a tub deck and could also slide along rails across the yard to the BBQ area for an outdoor eating table. The American Association of Landscape Architects gave Surfacedesign a Residential Design Honor Award for the project.


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Timothy Dahl

Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.
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  • Mandi

    That’s a really cool idea. I would love to put a spa in my backyard to go with the pool. This is most likely way out of my price range, but a really smart concept.

  • Rails

    I think the rail concept could be taken further and you could place other outdoor furniture on rails