The homeowner's love for modern design is merged with the native forest and grass meadows of the Midwest on this 24-acre Ohio property. Designer Nick McCullough created lush mixed borders that transitioned between the dark modern pool house and the classic Georgian architecture of the brick main house. Plants with dramatic foilage, including 'Black Magic' elephant ears, add to the modern look. This project won a 2015 Association of Professional Landscape Designers award.
Pool Environments frames the pool with oversized stone slabs and a band of Mexican beach pebble, giving the pool a sleek, geometric look. The undergrowth is cleared, allowing an overhanging Bois d’Arc to become a focal point at the far end of the pool.
An entertainment pavilion reflects the midcentury architecture of a Sarasota, Fla., home. The pool patio was transformed with the addition of the pavilion with an extended wall that incorporates built-in dining benches designed to match the home's modern architecture. The project by DWY Landscape Architects was a Florida chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects award winner.
The soft glow of interior lights brighten this sleek pool, which fits neatly in the courtyard of this contemporary home. A wall-size sliding door opens the master bedroom to the pool and courtyard, eliminating the divide between indoors and out.