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Custom backyard design with cantilevered fire table, large planters and large metal cutouts.

Backyard Feature: Sterling Grove, St. Helena Model

At Creative Environments, we have provided Arizona homeowners with expert design and installation services for decades. One of our newest projects is the Sterling Grove St. Helena model, situated in a new community designed by the Toll Brothers. Located in Surprise, these models offer homeowners the finest in resort-style living, centered in a community with a tree-lined town square, community garden and a Jack Nicklaus designed golf course. Read on for some highlights of the amenities these homes offer, many including a custom backyard.

Design Features

The luxurious single-story residences in this community offer covered porches and spacious interiors, as well as expertly designed backyards perfect for entertaining. In addition, the backyards in these models feature resort-style amenities, complete with pools, outdoor kitchens and large covered entertaining areas. Flowers and other green elements flank the dining and seating area, contrasting with the crisscross marble and grass pieces. Additionally, dark metal fountain fixtures cascade into the pool that overlooks the golf course, providing guests a great place to relax when the weather warms.

The pool features vibrant purple lighting, creating a dramatic visual effect. Stone steps cross the pool area and lead to a seating area with a fire table. Making it a perfect place for a late-night conversation with friends. Opposite the seating area is a plush, hanging swing, making for an attention-grabbing focal point.

The design of this home recently won the 2023 MAME award for Best Outdoor Living Space in the $600k-1M category.  We are committed to remarkable and cutting-edge design. Furthermore, these awards brought together industry leaders in the home building industry to celebrate the best projects undertaken in the Valley. This year’s MAME showcased a number of spectacular designs, and we are proud to continue our work in bringing the dreams of homeowners from the drawing board to life. All in all, we are happy to think outside of the box whether it’s a front yard, custom backyard or pool.


As the #1 Phoenix Landscaping and Build Company, we have decades of experience giving Arizona homeowners exceptional spaces they can enjoy for years to come. Our design process ensures we can bring the ideas for your space to life. For tips on designing a backyard oasis everyone can enjoy, please contact us today.

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