From concrete drive to concrete pool and stylish pool living
Making the best use of external space is important in the Mediterranean. The external area to this solid stone village house was almost entirely a concrete drive. We built a 10 x 5 pool and used the gradient to reduce the excavation and create a split level sitting out area. A dilapidated small building became the summer kitchen and pool room and planting zones were added. Travertine gave the whole area a mellow feel. The result has transformed the space to a high value high quality external 'room'.
"A pool always makes a big impact, but without terracing and landscaping it's just a hole in the ground filled with water. In this project what really makes the look is the whole terrace and landscaping which enhance it."