The size and scale of a swimming pool is dictated, at least in part, by the size of the property it is to be built on. While a small pool may look perfect in a compact suburban garden, the proportions would be completely wrong on a large estate property.
Landscape designer Dean Herald was approached by the owners of this property, a large lifestyle block on the outskirts of the city, to completely remodel their outdoor living areas.
"The existing home had a pool and spa, and the whole area had a very 1980s look. The owners wanted to extend the house and recreate the outdoor area with a much larger, contemporary-looking, entertaining area. They enjoy entertaining large groups of people on a frequent basis, so they wanted an outdoor area to accommodate this," says Herald.
With plenty of land available around the house, the landscaping includes a large pool and paving on several different levels. These levels drop gently away from the house, before terminating across the water at an infinity edge, which wraps in a soft curve round two sides of the pool.
With the combination of pool, spa, paved areas, water features, bar, lawns, planting and garden house, the whole property has the relaxing atmosphere of a tropical resort.