This acreage home situated on the Sunshine Coast proved a little challenging when faced with the design of a new bespoke pool area. Special consideration was required for the location of this pool and landscape site due to the very steep difficult landfall.
The pool itself has a very unique design. Working with the landfall, the pool sits approx 2.5m out of the ground at one end. A 3 sided infinity edge gives the impression that the far end of the pool is floating in the surrounding bush. Lineal limestone tiles were laid in individual pieces on the wet edge face as a feature.. A spa bench with jets and blowers fill the step-out area of the pool to sit back and enjoy the view.
A pavilion was built to create lounge area to entertain around the pool including a custom made concrete kitchen benchtop and bar area, sink, under bench fridge, amplifier and surround sound speakers, TV, google home Hub/Wifi and full automation.
Technology and automation play a major part in this project with Zimi voice command turning on everything from water features, wet edge, spa bench and blowers in the pool, gardens and pool lights to even turning on the TV to watch Netflix or if you prefer to chill and listen to music.
The hardscape elements were designed with natural tones and materials used to fit into the surrounding bush environment.. Limestone tiling in unique sizing was used to soften the area with balu decking allowed to grey off overhanging the pool to give it that floating feeling. Stone clad planter boxes were designed to highlight a feature in areas. Stained timber slats run vertically as a screen but also doubling as a pool fence at one end and then used on the day bed to tie in the theme.
Overall the required “resort style feel” was achieved through this design.
Landscape Design – Fluid Design and Living Style Co
Photo credit – julienbastienphotography.com.au