Our clients on this project in Brighton had an existing pool and backyard that was starting to age, and no longer fulfilled its potential – so they engaged Franklin Landscape & Design to create an outdoor space that was more functional and that would provide a beautiful view to enjoy from the floor to ceiling windows interfacing the indoor & outdoor living areas.
The design scope included a renovation of the existing pool, an outdoor entertaining area incorporating an in-built BBQ, bar and outdoor fireplace, and an expanse of lawn area for the kids to enjoy. The main feature of the backyard is undoubtedly the 8.25m-long pool, with its polished concrete daybed cantilevered over one end of the pool, and with a shallow beach and steps down into the water. The old pool tiles were replaced with white tiles, giving the water a cool and fresh light blue appearance. Three grooved water features cascade into the pool and are located opposite the main living of the house – the house and dining room – allowing the relaxing sound and visual appeal of cascading water to be enjoyed indoors and out.
The clients are happy they now have a dynamic outdoor space that they can entertain in, with room for the kids to play – and a pool worthy of the magazines it has been showcased in.