With a desire to replace a failing swimming pool structure, these owners first had to overcome the challenge of site access.
location: Bellara Street, Ashmore
Project year: 2019
project type: Renovation
Having received the client’s request to replace their existing swimming pool structure, we designed a new fully tiled 15m lap pool and pavilion to suit the setting and their lifestyle.
The existing house received a total repaint inside and out, with feature panelling and wallpaper transforming the interiors.
The site location and constraints required all machinery and materials to be delivered by river barge. This occurred on a grand scale. For example, a minimum of 40 truckloads of fill was removed from the site, and 50 pallets of bricks, concrete trucks and more were brought in.
The design allowed for the pool to be completely out of the ground, with a suspended slab surround with gym, sauna, bathroom and entertaining area below. The use of bifold French doors allowed for the indoor entertaining space to seamlessly connect with outdoor living and manicured lawns.
The pavilion was constructed with exposed rafters and VJ feature lined ceilings. A fireplace was added to extend the time of use for the area, and by cladding it in stone it added a sense of warmth. The soft hidden ceiling lighting gives a warm glow.
French limestone features in the pool surrounds, including the steps that link the levels from the house to the pool area, where each stone has been hand bull-nosed on site.
Feature cabinetry was incorporated in the works, including the existing BBQ area which had a total redesign incorporating a commercial quality BBQ. Cabinetry included new bedroom workstations and robe fit outs. The exterior balcony railing was replaced to enhance the aesthetics.
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