These landscaping before and after pictures take you through the complete transformation of this Nassau County property in Old Westbury. This one-of-a-kind Emil Kreye & Son design turns an ordinary backyard into a recreational wonderland. The design of this project involved raising the landscape so that a 150′ waterslide can wind its way underground for 75’ through rock and waterfalls, to plunge into a swimming pool. The overall design includes a stone hot tub, diving rock, waterfalls, and patio.
The waterslide was first suspended in the position that it would eventually rest, and rock ledges were then built around it. These rock ledges were transported to the site and assembled as they are found in nature. Stone stairs lead to the entrance to the waterslide, which wraps around a jacuzzi and plunges into the swimming pool. A waterfall flows from the jacuzzi into the swimming pool. The waterfalls and rock work were constructed using family expertise passed down through four generations of landscape designers.
A raised stone patio provides the perfect dining area by the swimming pool for a poolside meal. A unique diving rock is cantilevered off of the raised patio into the pool. The underside is carved out to provide clearance between the water and the rock. On the far side of the pool is the beach entrance.
The completed project, with beach access to the swimming pool, cascading waterfalls, a waterslide winding under and above ground, the suspended diving rock, pool basketball, and a hot tub is a recreational wonderland for all ages to enjoy!