The swimming pool and back patio of this Florida property are separated by a narrow row of river rocks, used for decoration as well as drainage. Artificial grass, more durable in the home's hot climate, frames the pool.
Originally, this home's backyard had sparse grass and a stone walkway leading to the dock. While the space was large, it was not functional for entertaining, so designers created this stylish outdoor living space. The pool was strategically positioned to draw the eye to the open water canal, and the surrounding patio was updated with stone pavers for easy entertaining. For shade and a soft look, palm trees and bamboo line the perimeter.
Situated against the side of the house and running the entire length of the residence is this sleek pool concept designed by Lake Flato Architects that reflects the intimacy of the water canals of Venice.
The house sits right on the canals of Ventura, California and has its own dock with room for two boats. Every aspect of the design places emphasis on the view; the entire back wall is glass and steel with a large patio that extends to the water's edge.