Picton, Kingston, Belleville & Cobourg

Featured Project: Laps on the Horizon

This modern home sits atop a granite cliff overlooking the lake.

It boasts an 82' long lap pool with a spill-in spa and cabana, an outdoor kitchen and pergola with a retractable shade sail, a terraced patio with a modern fire table, and outdoor lighting making it an outdoor retreat and extension of the home.

The design of the space mimics the modern lines of the house while oriented in a way that maximizes views from all angles and delivers a true indoor-outdoor living experience.

The lap pool was designed with the intention for the homeowner'daughter, a competitive swimmer, to practice while at home. The shallow end depth is deeper than typical while the shapes of the pool walls and use of in-wall ladders were designed to minimize any obstructions while swimming or doing turns.

The pool features artisan grab rails, a hydraulic auto-cover, oversize paver coping pieces cantilevered to tastefully incorporate a lid for the auto-cover vault, a spill-in spa, and 5 lights with the two lights at each end glowing a different colour to indicate the turn around point.

The poolside cabana was designed to match the existing architecture and includes a glass-panelled overhead door to maximize functionality. The homeowners enjoy playing board games together on rainy days with the glass door raised, appreciating the value of indoor-outdoor living. Next to it, dinner is served under a custom wood-framed shade structure with an automatic retractable canpopy offering protection from the sun or the elements.

Whether you want to snuggle up next to the fire feature basking in the warmth, or appreciate the glow from any corner of the property, the propane fire table delivers a cozy and welcoming ambiance that can even be appreciated from the kitchen/dining area inside the home.

This outdoor living space is a true retreat and an entertainer's delight. The inside of the home flows seamlessly into the backyard. Open the oversized glass sliding doors to the welcoming panaramic views of the lake.

Take a sunrise swim to wake the senses followed by a few tranquil moments in the spa to relax your muscles and calm your mind to the sound of cascading water. On a cool fall evening throw on your coziest sweater for a barbeque dinner on the patio at sunset and warm up with a glass of wine and dessert by the fire amongst the glow of the ambient landscape lighting throughout.

The features in this backyard are a genuine delight to the senses!

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