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Lakeside Negative Edge

Lakeside Negative Edge

This lakeside gem was a spectacular example of California Pools & Landscape’s seamless blending of a beautiful natural landscape with a modern backyard oasis. The stunning lake at our client’s doorstep was a central focal point of their view, so we worked to create a space that would accentuate the surrounding natural beauty while still reflecting our client’s strong style.

Our clients for this rewarding job were an artistic couple with high tastes, high standards and a fantastic vision for their space. We worked together to create a backyard that was reflective of their personalities and keen design sense. We found these clients particularly fun because they encouraged our design team to push the envelope with materials and approach – we used the opportunity to incorporate unique, cutting-edge materials throughout and enjoyed every minute of it!

This modern swimming pool meets the lake with a dramatic negative edge as the pool’s water drops off seamlessly into the vista. With no fencing obscuring views of the lake, this free-flowing, unobstructed layout brings a sense of continuity and spaciousness. This design approach also gives the yard an openness and unrestricted feeling – perfect for relaxing and taking in the view.

With the same sense of daring, we utilized this property’s unique topography to create a multi-tiered look to accentuate different gathering areas. From a chic swim-up bar, guests could step down a level to be at a modern, multi-level outdoor kitchen, complete with trash shoot, drawers and cocktail area! Continuing down another level brings guests to a covered fire pit, with an entertainment area, widescreen TV and glam overhead lighting. Stepping down a final layer brings people to the spacious lakefront. Multiple layers were creatively arrayed under cover of a tiled gazebo, matching the home’s roof.

The existing pavers were a dark, rustic color that we matched to keep the project on budget. Because our client wanted a fresh, modern feel, we used white travertine on the pool and a white Marbella stackstone that brought the clean look they were after, while effortlessly complimenting the existing pavers.

Our clients sought a Mediterranean feel for the landscape, so although the homeowners’ association required a certain amount of grass, we added vibrancy with bright desert wildflowers lining the path to the pool. Finishing touches included a cool, modern wall with a wide window to showcase potted succulents.

One of the challenges of this project was the property’s very strict homeowners’ association. We worked to meet their rigorous requirements while still satisfying our client’s vision – from rules pertaining to trees and grass species, to setback policies and other strict technical requirements, we lost none of the glamour of our design while meeting the association’s requirements.

We are delighted that this rewarding project created a perfect sanctuary for our clients to relax, entertain, and spend time with the family! California Pools & Landscape is here to make spaces for you to make memories for years to come!

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