Imagine having a dreamy backyard with an outdoor kitchen under a beautiful cabana—with a fireplace, spa and pool with a water slide, gorgeous paver stone deck, and a cozy outdoor living room.
This is just one example of luxury at its finest provided by Cat In A Hammock, a landscape and outdoor living construction company run by Kristina and Allen Jones. The couple’s mission is to design and build beautiful outdoor living spaces that are the expression of the homeowners’ desire.
“We are committed to bringing our clients thoughtful design, exceptional craftsmanship and fair pricing,” says Kristina. “All of this goodness is organized in a budget and delivered on time.”
They provide a range of offerings, including masonry, landscaping, fire pit installation, irrigation, outdoor lighting and pergolas. When clients select the design features they desire, they are provided with a three-dimensional video that shows exactly what their property is going to look like.
“We’re local and provide great service in terms of staying connected with clients throughout the process of design and construction,” Kristina notes. “We’re a friendly-neighbor type of business and easy-going.”
The passion behind their vocation is based on their backgrounds. For instance, Kristina’s love for homes and architectural design sparked when she was a teenager, laying tile with her stepdad, painting all the rooms at her parents’ house, and planting flowers in their front yard.
“I didn’t know it then, but it’s so obvious to me now, this is my passion and self-expression in the world,” she says.
Her husband is “a rare species of people who can make the impossible possible,” she continued. “Not only is he an engineering genius but he’s also a delight to be around… Allen brings his engineering expertise to structurally complex projects. He makes it easier for our craftsmen to do their best work by providing clear architectural drawings and construction oversight.”
Additionally, “my husband is from New Zealand and I’m from Russia, so we have a European feel to our designs—it comes out in things that we find beautiful.”
Since Cat In A Hammock officially launched two years ago, Kristina is often asked about the name of the company.
“If I close my eyes and think of a cat, I imagine it stretching out in the sun by a window or under a large plant, roaming around the house like it owns the place and enjoying life carefree,” she explains. “When I think of a hammock, I see a shady spot under a tree, peacefully swaying in a hammock, maybe taking a nap and simply relaxing. If I combine both a cat and a hammock—ah, life is good! And it’s exactly what one might do in the backyard—enjoy and relax.”
Above all, “our mission is to connect people with nature and bring joy to families and neighborhoods,” Kristina adds. “We do that by providing beautifully-designed, stylish, functional and quality-built outdoor living spaces.”
Cat In A Hammock serves Ventura and Los Angeles counties. Free design consultations are available. For more information, call 805.263.4200 or visit https://www.catinahammock.com/.