McGruder Residence
Location: Cassville, Mo.
Contractor: Ozark Patterned Concrete Inc., Lowell, Ark.

This project replaced two close-in pools and natural stonework on the ground with an outlying pool and decorative concrete. To match the stonework of the house, the contractor imprinted, colored, highlighted, and grouted the upper areas and new pool deck. The borders and walkway under the mine train track use a board imprint and are colored to match the flooring inside the home. An enlarged version of the ranch's branding iron was installed using water-based stains at the intersections of the borders and at the centerpiece. The planting bed edging and borders are imprinted and colored to match the existing rock cliff features.