The location of the patio was determined so that the space has a great view of the lake from the pool as well as anywhere else on the patio. The pool itself is set about 18" above the home's lawn and travertine patio so as to allow seating along the coping, as well as add dimension to the space. To visually connect this space to the home, designers used the same Indiana limestone for the pool's coping as was used around the lower level of the home. Then, a travertine that complemented the stone was chosen for the floor of the patio.
This property features a two-tiered infinity pool with a shallow area for lounging. A water slide drops from the upper level of the deck into the lower pool, and a pair of spas keeps the water temperate for year-round use.
To the side of this modern, Southwestern style home, rests a long, slender contemplation pool. This pool is lined by drought resistant plants, and stylishly separates the upper level from the lower patio.
A cantilevered spa above the lower pools makes for a spectacular visual. From here, guests can take in the full scope of this outdoor space and see how the landscape architects used different paths and stairs to connect the various areas.
Low lighting gives this game room the perfect look for night time entertainment. Wood elements including a coffered ceiling, built in cabinets and drawers and the wood frame of the natural top pool table give the room a warm finish. A double lamp shade light fixture hangs over the pool table for concentrated light.
The homeowners were worried about the flow of rainwater on their property, so they wanted a retaining wall included in the design of their home's patio space that would divert water away from the home itself and down to Lake Minnetonka below. To accommodate this request, designers created a retaining wall from slabs of limestone that form a staircase leading from the upper patio area down to the lower pool and spa space. To add a little diversity to the design, limestone boulders were placed on the sides of the walkway, giving the feature a lovely aesthetic.