The granite slab entry court provides a glimpse of the pool entrance and an introduction to the overall natural environment. Custom designed entry lanterns.
Hilltop residence with new pool and entertainment area.
Infinity edge salt water pool with distant view of adjacent Nature Preserve.
25 Meter Lap Pool
Swimming amongst the treetops.
The infinity edge gutter system was designed to capture pool overflow circulation while directing additional water to a storage tank provided beneath the patio terrace. The gutter and automatic cover track were carefully positioned to be out of the line of sight when viewing the pool from all practical vantage points.
Bridge & Waterfall
A stone bridge of recycled New England granite curbing connects the upper pool and spa terrace with the lower entertainment area. Boulders and stone slabs excavated during the pool platform construction were integrated into this series of waterfalls. The lower ponds are lined in river rocks with boulder benches providing a contrasting sensory experience from the lap pool above.
New England Natives
Restoration of the woodland edge and meadow, along with confining all new site development to a restrictive envelope immediately surrounding the existing residence, has attracted more than the random butterfly.
Distant view across the pool and over the adjacent woodland. 40 minutes from New York City, yet a world apart.
Creation of a 25 meter lap pool on a 2+ acre hilltop where flat terrain was essentially nonexistent was the challenge proposed by our clients. With a project site elevation drop of 86 feet and the existing residence perched on the only level ground, a dramatic site sensitive solution evolved, providing the opportunity to restore and reinvent the entire landscape.
Anchored into a rock ledge and cantilevered off a cliff, the infinity pool and spa complete an entertainment area with a modern aesthetic; allowing swimmers to float among the treetops. A traditional rear of the house position for the pool was initially explored and eventually dismissed for a side yard location that offered better solar orientation, considerably less site disturbance and improved views. The overall site development includes restoration of an acre of lawn hillside into native meadow and a woodland terrace/path system connection to an adjacent Nature Preserve.