Just as the Mediterranean-style arches frame the al fresco living spaces within, the palm trees frame the exterior architecture. The terrace was left clean to balance out the architecture's rich classical lines and ornate pool detailing.
The pool terrace in southern Vermont is nestled into a hillside below the main house and offers a view of mountains receding into the distance. The terrace unites the pool, hot tub, pool house, outdoor kitchen and dining areas, fire pit and abundant planting beds.
A contemporary California pool terrace features a custom fire pit, sofas and armchairs. The space is shaded by arbors topped with panels of woven willow. The home is on a 17-acre site in the Sonoma Valley. The project by Roche and Roche Landscape Architecture was an 2017 ASLA award winner.
This pool terrace in southern Vermont is nestled into a hillside below the main house with mountains receding into the distance. To complement the scale of the view and the house, everything the designer created for the pool area is also appropriately oversized. Predominantly native plants with some specialty perennials and annuals were used around the pool.
Terraced outdoor space makes the most use of the mountainside location of this Phoenix home. A soaking pool and pool deck are located just below the home's covered walkway and infinity hot tub. Steps lit from beneath by LED lighting appear to float beneath the cantilevered second-story addition to the home.
The infinity edge hot tub and pool terrace enjoy unobstructed views of the Phoenix valley and surrounding red-rocked mountains. Planters filled with cacti help delineate the edge off the terrace without interrupting the vista.
Native plant material provides a buffer for the pool terrace from the adjacent entry drive. The lounge chairs and side tables are made from recycled milk jugs and are durable enough they can be left out all year long.
A neutral, stacked stone wall along with the surrounding landscape creates an exquisite, secluded outdoor space. Terrace gardens make the pool area feel comfortable while allowing a flat space for the kids up top.
The main room opens entirely to the outdoors, with a relaxing water feature on one side and an ocean view terrace overlooking the infinity pool. A dining table with six chairs offers a shaded spot to sip wine and catch up with friends.