This elevated Eastbourne site with expansive views of Wellington Harbour is flanked on two sides by native bush and natural streams falling from the surrounding hills. These characteristics create a micro-climate in which subtropical plants thrive, presenting an exciting design opportunity to combine the unique site, contemporary architecture of the house, and the renovated natural form swimming pool.
The existing pool decking was replaced by acid-etched concrete paving with clean lines and asymmetric geometry to create a strong contrast with the large rocks embedded in the pool edge. A combination of glass and cedar replaced the standard aluminium pool fencing, allowing part of the fencing to become an extension of the architecture, while other parts disappear to blur the line between the pool and planting.
Lush plantings of natives and exotics frame the rectangular lawn and draws the eye out to the magnificent views beyond.