At the initial site meeting, the first thought that came to mind was “you want to put a pool where?!”. This project was particularly challenging due to the steep 50’+ grade change, from where the house perched high above, to the river below. The project was designed, engineered, and built in such a way to maximize the usable space while remaining sensitive to the conservation restrictions and historic nature of the neighborhood. The clients desired an outdoor space with a pool where they could enjoy the outdoors while watching their young children play.
Designed by local landscape architect, Elizabeth Hanna Morss, there is a clear connection between the pool and separate sitting area, extending beneath the house to a covered dining space, grounding the architecture with the landscape. The client’s needs were achieved by this new space, connecting the home to the untouched riverside meadow below.
This project highlights a great amount of detailed hardscape, everywhere