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The swimming pools for both these Leaside projects are arranged formally within the space.
The larger property allows for a layering of elements - from the circular spa closest to the house - to the masonry wall terminating the deep end with it's shear decent waterfall spilling into the pool, and cabana beyond.
For the smaller property, Peter Owen positioned the pool right up against the walkout terrace so the the poured in place architectural concrete patio cantilevers over the edge - a subtle but dramatic effect.
Once the armour stone wall was built along the setback line of the creek that backs onto the property, there was little space left to achieve the client's program. This was further exasperated by the home's underground garage, which projected beyond the line of the house.
Yet, the various elements all fell into place during the design process: the swimming pool, cabana, patios, and outdoor fireplace where all carefully integrated, forming a balanced whole.
It is always a challenge to fit swimming pools into small backyards without using up the entire space.
In this situation an overall balance was achieved between the functional flagstone patio and the swimming pool. A feature wiarton masonry fountain wall provides an effective backdrop.
Oakville Front Yard - Before
The use of offset, parallel stone masonry freestanding walls utterly transforms the front of this home located on a quiet cul-de-sac next to the Glen Abbey Country Club in Oakville.