VACATION AT HOME ~ AN OUTDOOR TRANSFORMATION
THE HOUSE OF 8'S
This 2-acre property came on the market in 2010 after the owners were unable to finish the project due to the economic downturn. The huge back yard was all dirt and the existing concrete patio had been totally neglected during the 18 months the house had been on the market. It was a dream space to create and design, and oversee the project as project manager.
THE DESIGN DETAILS
An indoor/outdoor lifestyle was important and we wanted to embrace the beautiful northwest summers. I planned varying levels of connecting yet independent spaces throughout for entertaining, pool parties and large family celebrations.
Hints of transitional design into the pool and outdoor areas combined with the warmth of the traditional Hampton design style of the house, has resulted in an elegant seamless design that is usable in so many ways.
I focussed on varying shapes and levels in the pool for visual interest. The unique curved pool steps add softness and play off the arched details of the house.
A covered fireplace area with a TV and comfortable seating leads into the new outdoor kitchen and bar.
Contrasting charcoal steps take guests up to the stepping stone walkway and lawn to the raised circular fire pit. Recycled turquoise diamond glass glistens in the round fire pit.
Access to the outdoor kitchen and bar is a breeze from the pool as well as the fire pit.
The end result allows for the most perfect entertainment area and a “Vacation At Home Lifestyle.”
ENJOY THE TRANSFORMATION GALLERY with BEFORES AND AFTERS
INDOOR | OUTDOOR LIVING IS MY PASSION.
When the temperature heats up and plants and flowers begin to bloom, there are few places more appealing than a living room that seamlessly connects the indoors to the outdoors.”
Beyond merely inviting the sunshine in and framing views of a garden, terrace, patio or pool, I love that these spaces encourage living every day to the fullest whilst taking full advantage of all that nature has to offer.”