I am honored to receive the Masters of Design Award for this backyard resort. My entire team is excited to receive the recognition from our peers and the accolades that come with this coveted award.
Canoga Park, CA (PRWEB) August 27, 2008
Acclaimed landscape garden artisan Scott Cohen was recently presented with a 2008 Masters of Design Award from Pool and Spa News. This is the second time Cohen and his Los Angeles-based outdoor design and construction firm, The Green Scene, have been selected for this top honor.
The Masters of Design Award recognizes spectacular pool and spa projects that push the boundary of great design. This time Cohen was selected for his work on an exceptional backyard for a Calabasas, California residence.
"I designed and built every aspect of this project including the patio covers, fireplace and decorative iron pavilion. This project tapped into everything I've learned how to do over the past 20 years and required every bit of creativity that I could muster for a project," says Cohen. "I am honored to receive the Masters of Design Award for this backyard resort. My entire team is excited to receive the recognition from our peers and the accolades that come with this coveted award."
The award-winning yard features a sweeping poolscape that takes full advantage of the property's rolling hillside views while showing off the home's elegant Tuscan-inspired architecture. To create this European style retreat, Cohen combined rustic hardscape materials with elegant old-world detailing, including a patio pavilion arrayed with intricate iron scrollwork. The fan-shaped, vanishing edge pool pristinely reflects the arches, columns, and ironwork of the home and yard. Its dramatic shape creates a focal point that draws the viewer's eye toward the center of the house.
During his twenty plus year career, Cohen's innovative work has garnered numerous other awards and has attracted national media attention. In March of this year, Cohen swept the annual Western Pool and Spa Show Design Contest with a total of seven awards in five categories, including first place in the top three categories.
His outdoor creations are frequently featured on Home and Garden Television. This project and many others are featured on a new HGTV show, Get Out, Way Out, and his work has been showcased in a number of other HGTV programs, including Sizzling Outdoor Kitchens, Big Splash, Landscaper's Challenge and Designing for the Sexes.
Cohen provides outdoor design consultation for clients throughout Southern California and by phone nationwide. Many of Cohen's designs are also available through Fetch-A-Sketch (http://www.fetchasketch.com), an online resource for ready-to-use perspective drawings and construction plans.