Are we poolside or lakeside? In his redesign of this Mediterranean-inspired, lakeside villa, Jason Brownlee keeps us guessing by creating the illusion of a continuous flow of water. The pool, at its 13-foot elevation from the lake, was oriented to the lakefront beyond with a reflective, infinity-edge pool using an overflow perimeter system that allows water to fall to lower basins below, while seeming to sit flush against the upper patio floor. The effect is dramatic yet inviting for family and friends to relax and enjoy the spectacular view.
A formal garden is a must for a home this magnificent. On pleasant days, the owners can follow a gravel path between blushing hydrangea bushes, where they'll pass through a wood gate and arrive at a stone fountain overflowing with purple and red petunias.