An East Bay GardenContemporary Swimming Pool & Hot Tub, San Francisco
This property has a wonderful juxtaposition of modern and traditional elements, which are unified by a natural planting scheme. Although the house is traditional, the client desired some contemporary elements, enabling us to introduce rusted steel fences and arbors, black granite for the barbeque counter, and black African slate for the main terrace. An existing brick retaining wall was saved and forms the backdrop for a long fountain with two stone water sources. Almost an acre in size, the property has several destinations. A winding set of steps takes the visitor up the hill to a redwood hot tub, set in a deck amongst walls and stone pillars, overlooking the property. Another winding path takes the visitor to the arbor at the end of the property, furnished with Emu chaises, with relaxing views back to the house, and easy access to the adjacent vegetable garden.
Photos: Simmonds & Associates, Inc.
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Install a hot tubNothing says luxury and party like a hot tub. This one sits comfortably in its surroundings, and I love the way the old tree was incorporated to give some shade across the space.There are lots of different hot tubs available, from modern to more rustic designs like this one, and you don’t need a lot of space. Some of the lighter ‘soft tubs’ can be stored away in a shed or garage in the winter, while a fixed tub only needs to take up a small, 3m sq corner of the garden. Choose one that works with your style and wait for your friends to invite themselves around.