The $25,000 dream backyard planning is officially underway! Hayden Homes’ CEO Dennis Murphy visited the home of Shane and Alexandria Hunter in our Antler Ridge community in Boise, Idaho, Wednesday, April 12th, to sit down with the lucky winners and talk about their initial ideas.
Since moving into their new Hayden Home in February, the Hunters have been eagerly awaiting this day and were excited to get their ideas down on paper. Due to the long, hard winter, it’s been difficult to imagine the dream oasis they’ve always wanted. After the snow finally melted and they took time to put their heads together, ideas started flowing!
“Finally, when we got to sit outside and think about what we wanted, the plan came together pretty quick,” Shane said.
On their wish list is a large shed, fire pit, outdoor kitchen for entertaining, covered patio with vaulted ceiling, and privacy for Alex and her daughters to soak up some sun!
“We love arborvitae and roses – lots of roses from the greenhouse nursery,” Alex added.
Dennis jotted down their ideas as well as some suggestions of his own, including a retaining wall and contrasting rock pathway, and penciled out a preliminary sketch of the Hunters’ soon-to-be dream backyard. Now, as the Hunters finalize their ideas and plans, we’re gearing up to start construction in May!
In the meantime, Dennis left Shane and Alex with a couple of his favorite landscaping books on Pacific Northwest gardens to help the lucky winners choose region-specific plants. These types of plants will help their yard pop and create the awe-inspiring resort feel they are dreaming of.
“Pinch me! Is this real?” exclaimed Alex as Dennis wrapped up the design. It certainly is, Alex, and we can’t wait to see the transformation!
Stay tuned for more updates as we anxiously watch the Hunters’ dream become a reality!
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