swimming pool surrounded by lush plantings providing privacy from the adjacent houses. post and beam pergola made from rough saw timbers

 

architecture for outdoors

The Orchard

Details

The homeowners were one of the first to build in this upscale development near the base of Craigleith Ski Club. Faced with a raw site surrounded by other new homes and little vegetation, the goal was to create an “oasis” setting for the swimming pool and outdoor living spaces

 

Unlike most houses, the kitchen and common living areas where upstairs with a walk-out balcony. It therefore seemed logical to create a direct connection from the 2nd floor down to the landscaped areas. Taking advantage of the dramatic views of the escarpment and ski runs, OLA developed the plan to include a raised deck for a lounge area orientated towards the hill at a mid level between the 2nd floor and the ground level.

 

Having been provided with a topographical survey from the development’s engineers, it enabled the grading design to be integrated within the landscape design - hence the ability to set the swimming pool into the corner of the lot “embedded” into the yard’s slope - and create level changes leading down to the pool area giving the yard a sequence of spaces framed by low retaining walls, steps, and plantings - individual garden “rooms” within the space!

ornamental grasses separates outdoor dining patio from pool patio area. low retaining wall along
outdoor lounge area on an elevated deck allows for a seamless connection between the 2nd floor balcony and the ground level patio.
Hot tub located protected area against the house steps leading up to the elevated lounge deck. Ornamental grasses provide privacy.
a rustic post and beam pergola built on a semi circular low stone wall. An arrangement of 4 chaise lounge set within the alcove.

OWEN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

812-1135

Royal York Road

Toronto

M9A 0C3

 

+ 1 416-526-3185

 

PETER OWEN

peter@owenlandscape.com

 

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Hot tub located protected area against the house steps leading up to the elevated lounge deck. Ornamental grasses provide privacy.
ornamental grasses separates outdoor dining patio from pool patio area. low retaining wall along
outdoor lounge area on an elevated deck allows for a seamless connection between the 2nd floor balcony and the ground level patio.
Hot tub located protected area against the house steps leading up to the elevated lounge deck. Ornamental grasses provide privacy.
a rustic post and beam pergola built on a semi circular low stone wall. An arrangement of 4 chaise lounge set within the alcove.
ornamental grasses separates outdoor dining patio from pool patio area. low retaining wall along
outdoor lounge area on an elevated deck allows for a seamless connection between the 2nd floor balcony and the ground level patio.
Hot tub located protected area against the house steps leading up to the elevated lounge deck. Ornamental grasses provide privacy.
a rustic post and beam pergola built on a semi circular low stone wall. An arrangement of 4 chaise lounge set within the alcove.
ornamental grasses separates outdoor dining patio from pool patio area. low retaining wall along
outdoor lounge area on an elevated deck allows for a seamless connection between the 2nd floor balcony and the ground level patio.
Hot tub located protected area against the house steps leading up to the elevated lounge deck. Ornamental grasses provide privacy.
a rustic post and beam pergola built on a semi circular low stone wall. An arrangement of 4 chaise lounge set within the alcove.
swimming pool surrounded by lush plantings providing privacy from the adjacent houses. post and beam pergola made from rough saw timbers
ornamental grasses separates outdoor dining patio from pool patio area. low retaining wall along
outdoor lounge area on an elevated deck allows for a seamless connection between the 2nd floor balcony and the ground level patio.
Hot tub located protected area against the house steps leading up to the elevated lounge deck. Ornamental grasses provide privacy.
a rustic post and beam pergola built on a semi circular low stone wall. An arrangement of 4 chaise lounge set within the alcove.