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Outdoor Entertaining

DESIGN: The design solution created three different entertaining zones in a limited outdoor area, generating a multifaceted space for relaxing and entertaining. Segmenting the space created a series of connected outdoor rooms, allowing guests to circulate and to separate into smaller groups. The different levels and varied materials break up what could otherwise have been a vast desert of concrete.

Outdoor Entertaining

CLIENT BRIEF: A modern, low maintenance garden for entertaining that makes the most of the sun in the north-facing garden and maximizes the views beyond. The existing garden lacked any structure or definition.

Outdoor Entertaining

The swimming pool is the main feature. The surrounding large-scale natural stone pavers laid in a “stacked bond” pattern give the space a sleek and contemporary feeling.

Outdoor Entertaining

The elevated spa area with a sunken hot tub provides gorgeous views of the nearby mountains.

Outdoor Entertaining

A custom-built combination fire trough/fountain, with its juxtaposition of flames hovering over cascading water, generates a dramatic effect. Bamboo planting creates instant height and provides privacy from neighbours.

Outdoor Entertaining

An elongated steel spout illuminated with LED lights spills water into a concrete trough, filling the space with a gentle splashing sound that can be enjoyed throughout the garden.

Outdoor Entertaining

The linear fire adds a warm, cozy glow to the outdoor space, keeping guest comfortable at night

Outdoor Entertaining

Contemporary garden furniture complements the garden design, letting the clients entertain in style. The vibrant red of the patio umbrella and lounger cushions provides a lively accent to the hardscape’s neutral colours.