Shades of Blue Dreamscape

Every good party has ample seating and areas for lively conversation.  Such is this outdoor living space, built for entertaining with its multi-leveled patio and cozy nooks.  Nano doors leading from the house open the indoor merriment to the outdoors, cohesively combining both spaces.  Prime seating can be found on the four white Adirondack lounge chairs placed on the pool’s Baja shelf.  It sits 8” below the deck, a subtle entrance that beckons one to take a seat and relax.  The inclusion of the lower level bench to this lounging ledge both creates additional seating when the party is at its height and offers the ideal place to cool off.

A high level of quality craftsmanship and precision were required to perfect this outdoor swim space.  Both the lounging ledge and the underwater seats were precisely measured to the clients’ height to ensure optimum enjoyment of the pool and swim up ledge at the bar area.  A footwell was creatively designed in the raised whirlpool to compensate for the customers height and allows him to view the spectacular Inlet while resting his arms across the wide ledge.  The architect’s dream flood edge had to be flush with the deck edge, plumb and true.  And further meticulousness was required in the angular geometric shape of the infinity wall. Conscious of the environment, friendly products like a UV sanitizer, cartridge filter and variable speed pumps were chosen.

The soothing trickle of water can be heard from the lower patio where one’s eyes feast on the stunning infinity edge wall; the focal point of the outdoor terrace.  It’s shimmering Rustic blue glass tile pops against the neutral tones of the house.  Showcased by LED lights, this dazzling work of art becomes a showstopper in the evening.

When choosing the color of the plaster, the owners requested a Sea Hawks blue; a rich tone for the pool that draws in the heat and sparkles like a jewel.  It sets off the shimmering Rustic blue glass tile that highlights the flood edge portion of the pool and matches the tone of the Burrard Inlet for a truly vanishing edge.

Though primarily built for entertaining, this outdoor oasis is also considered a sublime Staycation.  It is perfectly situated on the beach where one is surrounded by vacation sounds; water lapping, birds singing, the rush of speed boats as they pass by, and the distant sounds of children laughing and playing.  The vacation vibe is further enhanced by the tropical palm trees and exotic plants, to the calming smells of lavender that pleasures the senses at every corner.  On a hot day, the luxurious feel of the cool water as it caresses your sun kissed skin is a blissful moment not to be missed.


Award Winner
2019 Silver – Concrete Vanishing Edge Category for the Pool & Hot Tub Council of Canada


Martin Knowles Photo/Media

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