Reminiscent of a five-star hotel, this project has all there is to offer in the way of first-class architecture and resort features. Two pools, a spa, and a pool house are perched on a 45 degree downward sloping hill. The design includes an upper pool with traditional curvilinear lines and sits 15’ above the natural, free flowing pool below. The upper pools’ infinity edge and floor and wall sections cantilever 11’ over the pool below creating a grotto style space under the upper pool. A swim up bar, full outdoor kitchen and bar, bathroom and veranda are features of the outdoor living room/open air pool house.
The client envisioned a design that captured Early California with elements reminiscent of the gold mining era. The finished project includes: a “cowboy cabin” style pavilion with distressed beams and stone counters, a tube slide with dilapidated mine shaft entry into the pool, a mine shaft outdoor shower built into the backside of the water features, and underwater boulder formations. Multiple water features including a gold panning creek and treasures, such as arrow heads and gold coins and nuggets, affixed and hidden throughout the pool, complete the ultra rustic feel.
The project design features include a 65’ x 38’ main pool which spills over an infinity edge feature into a secondary wading pool. A large boulder water feature with multiple stream beds leading into the pool. Other features include 50 specimen live oak trees and a zero edge feature on the wading pool.