A hot spot to cool off
To fulfill the owner's wish list on a small and sloping site presented some design challenges to our team. The final result incorporates terraces to maximize every square foot of the back yard to include a circular fire pit, in-ground spa and natural shape swimming pool. Both the spa and the lower wall have waterfalls that spill into the pool, using the terraces to create a design feature. The bar and cooking island are covered with a shade structure for comfort from the late afternoon sun. The pool equipment is hidden behind the bar area with access to the service driveway and media room. A tropical planting theme was used to compliment the resort feel, with privacy created using decorative fencing and large mature perimeter plants.