Oak Hills Oasis

Our Oak Hills Oasis project made great use of an underutilized backyard space. The long, linear layout of the yard provided the perfect area for incorporating a custom pool and outdoor kitchen. Because the owners wanted to limit the amount of grass in the backyard, we were able to take advantage of every square inch of their space. This allowed us to provide recreational destinations at each end of the pool – one designed for lounging and sunbathing and the other a large outdoor kitchen with plenty of space for cooking and relaxing. The bar area offers a place for friends and family to socialize while keeping an eye on all the tasty food coming off their new grill.  A unique element in this project was the use of reclaimed wood for the posts of the outdoor kitchen and porch which came from SoHo, New York.  Other elements utilized in the project are all in keeping with the Southern Traditional architecture of the house.

What The Client Had To Say


Justin Baker and his guys at Smith Baker performed a complete makeover on our backyard, including a pool and outdoor kitchen installation. Justin designed the pool, outdoor kitchen, landscaping, irrigation, lighting and drainage. The planning and design considerations were extensive, taking into account the size of the yard, the location of the house and how the outdoor area would interact with the existing house in term of materials used and the flow of the living area. The result is the outdoor living area appears as if it were always there and had been built and designed with the house.

Justin and his entire staff was a pleasure to work with and interested in nothing but complete satisfaction from us on the project. They have many excellent craftsmen that they use to complete the many phases a large project and Justin takes care of all of the coordination and supervision. He is very hands on throughout the whole project and is very responsive and easy to reach with texts, emails or phone calls.

We have used Smith Baker for 2 large jobs and I would most definitely, and have, recommended them to friends and family.