Pathways light the way to modern retreat
Project by Solda Pools Ltd.
Pool and landscape installations serve as a focal point for the modern, well-manicured backyard of this newly-constructed custom build. Featuring sun and shade seating, a spill-over spa, and an outdoor fireplace, this sanctuary is an entertainer’s dream.
Built in a deep yard in Richmond Hill, Ont., this pool and spa were designed in a linear fashion to reflect the straight depth of the lot. When standing on the red brick home’s backyard porch, the eyes are guided via parallel, illuminated stepping stone pathways to the stunning inground pool and its accompanying spill-over spa.
The project was designed with entertainment and socialization in mind, offering a comfortable space for the homeowner to enjoy the outdoors with friends and family. Featuring lounge areas for sunbathers, covered couches for chatting, and a fireplace for cozying up at night, the elegant space offers something for everyone.
The 5.5- x 10-m (18- x 34-ft) gunite concrete pool has a 1.8 m (6 ft) depth and is decorated with 305- x 610-mm (12- x 24-in.) porcelain tiles and a quartz interior plaster finish. The attached 1.8- x 2.4-m (6- x 8-ft) gunite concrete spa is raised, allowing for a modern, corner spill-over feature, and is finished with the same materials, creating a cohesive design. The acid-etched concrete deck surrounding the pool has a quartz grey finish, which not only complements the black granite coping, but also matches the surrounding pathways.
The accompanying red-brick cabana matches the pool’s coping with its black, granite flagstone decking. Its open-layout features a covered entertainment space with comfortable slate grey seating and a built-in fireplace. Stepping stones lead to an outdoor shower, which is sheltered by an ipe wood privacy screen.
The rectangular pool and its amenities are centred on the property, with lush green grass surrounding the concrete decking. The yard’s fence is lined with short evergreens and low shrubbery, creating a balanced and harmonious garden space.
The homeowner hired a separate contractor to build the cabana. Solda Pools Ltd., handled all pool components of this project, along with the decking, tiling, and landscaping.
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