The Basic concept was to concentrate the construction and paving between the house and the swimming pool. The design aims to reduce the construction costs while providing interesting frames to the existing vista of the backyard. The resultant design becomes harmonious and keeps most of the ground green and breathing. The spaces have been designed to be cozy and ideal for a close group of family and friends.
The individual design considerations are as follows:
The cabana is designed as two smaller units.One unit contains the Toilet and the sink while the other has storage areas, hangars and changing area.Though the cabanas have been placed in the most ideal location, they can change and can be re oriented to suit specific site conditions.
The structure of the existing wisteria can be re-purposed with pergolas to form a shaded outdoor dining experience next to the herb garden.
A shaded BBQ place is adjacent to Wisteria. The location of the BBQ makes it convenient to be accessed from the fire place , the outdoor dining and the rest of the backyard.
The fire pit becomes the heart of the backyard. A Slightly sunken fire pit with circular seating is provided between the Cabanas and the Dining area overlooking the pool
The shower wall is strategically placed to provide privacy for the hot tub from the street. Also The shower is easily accessible from the cabanas and the swimming pool
The pavement around the swimming pools has soft path lights. There are small fire bowls (floating in water vessels) around the hot tub kept on various levels and on the periphery of the swimming pool pavement. There are informal lanterns hanging from the pergolas and above the fire-pit.
The Herb-garden gets a view from the kitchen.A small garden is provided right in front of the living area's windows. This also compliments with the herb garden.