Nestled in the suburb of Roslyn Heights, Long Island, our client for “Uplifting” tasked us with maximizing all the usable space in their rear yard. Our approach was to create a series of outdoor rooms that had distinct uses but flowed seamlessly together. By elevating the pool a few feet above existing grade, we were able to create an infinity edge water feature that can be enjoyed from every window along the back of the house and creates soothing white noise when sitting outside.
Through the use of travertine paved terraces and walks bare feet stay cool and the material is a common thread throughout each unique space. Hampton Brown Wave natural stone provides a great compliment to the travertine and beautiful 2” thick slabs make the perfect choice for pool coping, wall caps and polished bar counter. The cabana repeats material details from the main residence including a vaulted exposed beam ceiling and houses a bathroom and indoor storage along with a covered open air bar and fire lounge.
When it is time to cool down in the pool, there is opportunity for soaking in the spa, swimming laps, playing in the shallow end or enjoying a drink while partially submerged at one of the sunken stools within the pool. Lush plantings of hydrangea, roses, crape myrtle and ornamental grasses make for a wonderful summer landscape and lighting throughout the property extends the homeowners enjoyment of the yard well into the night.