Private Family "Resort"
Our clients wanted a garden that would grow with their young daughters. Their wish list included all the elements of a fun, family backyard resort. We fitted within the garden a large play pool with built-in gossip benches, a raised spa, Las Vegas-style fire pit with central fountain, amphitheater with movie screen, and a sports court with an adjacent covered spectator area. We also included a raised herb garden near the kitchen to complement a separate terraced vegetable garden and a full pool bathroom with separate outdoor shower open to the stars. (I had fun personally hand laying the shower floor one afternoon!) The jewel of the garden is the covered loggia running the entire length of the house which covers a bar/pub area, full outdoor kitchen, dining area and outdoor living room with a TV hidden behind a mirror above the fireplace. The floor is heated and automatic screens can enclose the loggia in cool weather. Wow!