Jul 25 2016

Renovations are moving quickly for this lovely home located in Pelican Bay.  The existing pool and spa are receiving upgrades including: relocated steps, the addition of a sunshelf, and new scuppers for a focal waterwall feature.  New pool finishes and tile have been applied and soon the waterwall will get a face-lift!  The pool deck will get an updated look with new travertine and faux turf joints will be added between the stepping pods.  

We've seen a large increase in the use of faux turf.  Seasonal residents love its reliability, carefree maintenance, and natural appearance.  Located adjacent to the pool, faux turf is a great choice as it wont experience dieback from chlorine and furniture can be left year-round without shading and killing sections of turf.  We can't wait to see the finished product! Stay tuned for updates and additional photos. 

 

Apr 11 2016

Redesigned by Outside Productions starting in 2012, Andrea Douglas-Cook oversaw the completion of this renovation in Vizcaya in Bay Colony.  During a recent visit, Andrea was able to take some photos of the final design and catch up with the owner about his favorite aspects of the design. 

With mangroves and a lagoon beyond, the owner wanted a luxurious, spa-like, and tranquil space.  New materials and finishes were selected and the existing pool was renovated to incorporate an infinity edge.  The infinity edge terminates into two pedestals with planter bowls.  The spa was also renovated to incorporate a spillover and refinished with reflective, light blue, glass tile  

A trellis was added on the side of the home and extends to the rear where an outdoor dining room overlooks the pool.  A unique mix of wood and concrete columns, the trellis provides both shade and privacy for those using the outdoor kitchen.  Bamboo and Philodendron beautifull screen the neighbor's home while providing additional privacy.  A walkway of stepping stones and white mexican beach pebble perfectly contrasts the lush, tropical landscape and modernize the landscape. 

Seen from an upstairs balcony, the fire pit is another focal point in this design. The stepping stone and faux turf deck is a beautiful, low-maintenance option for the space that will be used year-round.  Overall the transitional design perfectly compliments the natural backdrop and will be the perfect gathering space for the homeowner no matter the season.