Alison Terry | Landscape Architect

Laguna Hills Modern Pool

A fun-loving and playful family wanted a pool for their active daughter and her friends, and outdoor entertaining areas for playing music and relaxing, all in a very tight rectangular space constrained by a steep hill. The focal point from inside the house is a raised bond beam with colorful glass tile and stainless steel spillways. A patio cover with standing seam roof covers a dining area, barbecue counter, and seating bar. On the opposite side of the yard, an intimate firepit area is defined by a masonry sofa and wood backrest. Podocarpus were planted to provide privacy screening and the plantings are a melding of tropical, succulents and the owner's beloved fruit trees.