The homeowner’s request was straight forward: add a pool, a hot tub, a cabana and a three-car garage. Our key strategy was to minimize the impact of these significant new structures, maximize the usable outdoor space and create a wonderful viewing corridor from the main house.
12 FOOT TALL
Retaining Wall at Pools Edge
100 YEAR OLD
Magnolia Tree Preserved
230’ x 60’ LEVEL GRASS AREA
For Volleyball Court and Yard Games
A magnificent magnolia tree was incorporated as a screen to the mass of the three-car garage, as viewed from the street. A formal garden was added to mitigate and connect the main house to the pool/cabana.
Restoration of the existing home was extensive. Exterior: siding, trims, roofing, windows/doors and entry porch. Interior: kitchen, mudroom, w/c, master bedroom & bathroom.
The structural walls of the pool were employed to span a difficult terrain in order to create a tranquil equilibrium, nestled among the trees. We captured usable outdoor space from a sloping portion of the site with the placement of a 12-foot-tall retaining wall, anchoring the far corner of the pool deck. This proved to be a significant strategy as it preserved ample lawn space for a volleyball court and other various yard activities.