Contemporary living meets luxury design
Contemporary living often requires a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor spaces. Increasingly busy lifestyles have changed the way home owners are using their living zones, with many choosing to integrate these spaces. This has led to a blurring of the lines between indoor and outdoor living.
Contemporary lines require careful planning and precise execution. When the practical needs of a family are included in the equation, maintenance, safety and entertaining needs also have to combine together simultaneously. Creating contemporary landscape designs that also stand the test of time is an art form.
Robert Boden, principle landscaper at Robert Boden Landscape Design, drew upon his 37 years of experience to design a modern garden for a young family on the rural outskirts of the Victorian coastal town of Mount Eliza.
Adding a modern extension to an existing property, the family desired a garden and entertaining area with classic, clean lines drawing the eye to the focal point, a large 15 m-long pool.
The pool and spa, built by landscape designer and pool builder Aquarius Pools, acts as a continuation of the adjacent family room, complementing long vistas of the resort-style garden and sculpted feature planting.
Underwater LED lighting allows the pool to remain a focal point of views from every communal family space, even at night.
A pool cover was deliberately left out of the design, as were robotic cleaning devices that conflicted with the family's vision of an uncluttered landscape with clean, uninterrupted lines. This created a challenge for Aquarius Pools.
The solution came in the form of Pool-Water Products' Paramount in-floor cleaning system. The system's nearly invisible cleaning jets circulate debris within the pool into a collection zone and containment canister, concealed within a poolside hedge.
Custom engineered using the architect-preferred CAD program, the Paramount system's cleaning jets were placed throughout all areas of the pool and spa.
This combated the effects of the often windswept rural setting, where debris of all sizes frequently found their way into the pool.
The Paramount in-floor cleaning system works efficiently and melds seamlessly into contemporary landscape design.
“This system works, there are no issues and it keeps the pool looking luxurious and aesthetically pleasing. Without the Paramount in-floor cleaning system, this pool would have required a lot of manual labour and maintenance effort," said Boden.
The cleaning system circulates water throughout the pool, ensuring temperature consistency and even dispersion of chemicals. Working with Australia's leading pool builders, Pool-Water Products offers low-maintenance systems for clients desiring both a luxury pool and a carefree resort lifestyle.
“We primarily undertake high-end landscape design, and every project in recent memory that we've worked with has invested in in-floor cleaning. A majority of pools choose to include it, but this was not always the case. Before this innovative system became popular, we often filled in many pools because the maintenance was too much for our clients' busy lifestyles," said Boden.
The family's social and energetic lifestyle meant the pool needed to be long enough for swimming laps; large enough for the children and friends to swim in safety; and visible from all social vantage points of the home and garden.
An angular pavilion sits along the side of the pool, looking across the spa to a contemporary pergola. This provides a courtyard feel to the area, formally a farm paddock.
Striking stone columns provided visual boundaries within the garden, along with two mature, 6 m-tall palm trees sourced from a rural property in NSW. All areas of the garden are sympathetic to the dimensions and classic lines that define each space while tying all design elements together.
The success of this property's outdoor living spaces and its integrated systems, such as the Paramount in-floor cleaning system, are a testament to clever design and modern functionality.
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