The concept of this project was to create a landscape for entertaining and enjoyment for the family and their friends. The design converted a steeply graded slope in the woods into terraces to allow for level outdoor entertainment facilities ensuring a gracious garden environment conducive to enjoyment and play.

Perched high on a hill; the site has magnificent views across the city and to wonderful sunsets. The designs needed large retaining walls to create two level terraces. The top terrace comprises a 'free form' gunite swimming pool with a vanishing edge that hovers in the landscape. The vanishing edge drops 9 feet to create a 'water wall' falling over natural stone into a small pool on the lower lawn terrace.
The top terrace is surrounded by gardens that surround the pool and a large stone fireplace that acts as the center of this outdoor living room. The lower terrace comprises a grass lawn and steps to a woodland walk. This area is for sports and play as well as setting up a tent for outdoor functions.

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Hand drawn concept master plan
natural stone water wall
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“pool” — maggietobyphoebe
fire place
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stone fireplace creating social area for entertaining.
pool and gardens
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“piscine sans fin” — maison2013
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“Shows the mantle and log storage” — patriot57
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We designed this garden for a family with children. The gunite swimming pool has a 20 ft infinity edge with an 8 ft drop natural stone wall leading to the lower terrace. The patio is made out of travertine pavers and provides many areas for dining and entertaining.
“slope with steps and plantings” — huckhenn
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“piscine sans fin 2” — maison2013
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“Another pic of the one i want” — pneville712
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“Firepit” — mw4533
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“clean cable railing” — andysalbright
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“mure piscine sans fin2” — maison2013
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“Shelf” — kwjp
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“mure piscine sans fin 3” — maison2013
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“piscine sans fin 4” — maison2013
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“fencing” — eileentsu
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The area of lawn is gently mounded to resemble the rolling hills in the background. This small lawn area is also the roof garden on top of a pool equipment and storage room that can be entered by the lower lawn terrace.
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A simple and inexpensive terrace, that provides shade in the summer months and reduces cross winds due to the clump bamboo hedge and sunken patio.
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Native plantings in this shade garen, plants includes Sambucus- Elderberry in purple, Paper Bark Maple tree in the foreground, Astilbe, Hosta and Hakone grass.
“elder and green” — elementecodesign
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Native plantings in this shade garen, plants includes Sambucus- Elderberry in purple, Paper Bark Maple tree in the foreground, Astilbe, Hosta and Hakone grass.
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Native plantings in this shade garen, plants includes Sambucus- Elderberry in purple, Paper Bark Maple tree in the foreground, Astilbe, Hosta and Hakone grass.
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Native plantings in this shade garen, plants includes Sambucus- Elderberry in purple, Paper Bark Maple tree in the foreground, Astilbe, Hosta and Hakone grass.
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Native plantings in this shade garen, plants includes Sambucus- Elderberry in purple, Paper Bark Maple tree in the foreground, Astilbe, Hosta and Hakone grass.
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Native plantings in this shade garen, plants includes Sambucus- Elderberry in purple, Paper Bark Maple tree in the foreground, Astilbe, Hosta and Hakone grass.
“aggregate” — stickboy445
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