Alfresco Area

DESIGN BRIEF
To design a new outdoor area incorporating a pool with shelter and attractive landscaping.The aim was to include features to complement the renovated residence whilst addressing the street frontage and 25% slope challenge. Also to be safe for their twin toddlers, easy to maintain with storage for pool equipment and protection from the sun. The area should be unique and features impressive.
Privacy is to be considered for both the owners and adjoining neighbours without inhibiting the design.
This is to be their dream holiday retreat by the beach. A place to unwind, relax with family and friends whilst escaping the pressures of city living. It needed to be a high quality design that would appeal to the market, gain maximum yield for prestigious holiday letting.

DESIGN SOLUTION
Three dimensional form, combined with the skillion roof cabana provides high visual impact to the street Landscaped gardens lead you to the enclosure, broad open stairs flow to the terrace. The angular shaped pool wraps around the cabana. Glass pool fencing was discretely positioned so it would not inhibit the flow of surrounding space.
The cabana features adjustable louvres to gain maximum view to the street’s leafy outlook, protection from the western sun whilst maintaining privacy. Timber benches are designed as storage spaces. Laminated beams are used to enable the raked ceiling to be supported within the roof structure.
Natural tone paving, dark timber decking, fresh crisp water tones were selected to provide a visual contrast against the white exterior wall finish.


MEDIA RELEASE INFORMATION
While it may be the norm to locate an outdoor area with swimming pool to the rear of the home this project proves that a front garden can function just as well whilst utilizing unused space.
From the outset the designer envisaged a structure to address the steep sloping site, whilst connecting the interior to the exterior by using clean uncluttered lines that perfectly complements the luxury residence.
The main entry path is located along side the existing driveway to provide maximum usable space. Landscaped gardens lead you to the enclosure, broad open stairs flow to the privately enclosed terrace. The angular shaped pool wraps around the cabana featuring a stunning water feature.
To complete the sense of warmth and elegance natural tone paving, dark timber decking, painted rendered surfaces, fresh crisp water tones were selected to provide a visual contrast against the white exterior wall finish.
The large open area is the perfect setting to relax and unwind whilst and enjoy some deserved relaxation whilst being sheltered from the elements.