hillside pool addition
looking up at the new pool addition

looking up at the new pool addition

on the hillside

before...

before...

there was no connection with the backyard....the deck had no "fung" with the basement below.....totally cut off....no "shway"........sad.

after....

after....

fung-shway has been restored....i.e. it is a place you wanna be in....the deck and basement are connected....

before

before

notice the grade comes down the hill....but there still isn't any connection...

after.....

after.....

we used the natural grade to spill both the pools as well as the steps down to the basement level.....

before

before

the deck is reaching out there..... it is a pretty view....

after

after

so the trellis adds to that in-between-space you need outside....softens the transition between inside and outside....the pool cabana in the distance

After

After

The decks with the trellis soften the connection between inside & outside....

after the remodeling....

after the remodeling....

the connection and relationship between house/deck/pool/cabana are visible here.....

looking toward the changing rooms

looking toward the changing rooms

a little italian hill top village sort of thing.....on the edge of a hilltop.....

looking @ the pools as they spill

looking @ the pools as they spill

the Blue Ridge Mountains make a nice backdrop.....

Looking down on the pools

Looking down on the pools

this is a shot trying to show you how the three pools spill one into another and the last pool has an infinity edge over to the mountains.....

orthagonal lines go to fluid

orthagonal lines go to fluid

the edges of the pool are right angled near the house.....but away from the house, they follow the natural terrain and are more fluid, sensual, and natural....

Cabana

Cabana

outdoor seating & changing rooms

cabana and changing rooms

cabana and changing rooms

this structure helps contain the space and provide the degree of privacy that is warranted...changing to the left, chillin to the right....

cabana closeup

cabana closeup

very nice outdoor room to chill.....the fireplace will keep the "chill" bearable....

the view

the view

a beautiful backdrop

the view from the decks

the view from the decks

the Blue Ridge Mountains beyond

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....ok...it's a process...of improving the built environment.....same with this web site....got some glitches...we will work'em out......it's getting better as we go....