We were faced with dull white ceramic tiles, black trellis walls and a black tiled swimming pool. Water penetration and “concrete cancer” were lifting tiles and causing damage to the garage below. This harbor-side property needed a scheme robust enough to stand excessive heat, damp and salt water. I wanted to create a space with strong points of interest as one entered the property and interesting view lines from inside.
The entire area was stripped, tanked and the concrete cancer treated. We made channels for the problem water source to be diverted. We selected Egyptian limestone and agreed and arranged the appropriate future maintenance program.
The seating area lacked privacy, so a screening water wall was created with rippling water effect and illuminated at night. The entrance water-feature was replaced with a fine sculpture and water wall. All water features filter through one integrated system.
The black pool tiles were replaced with handmade Italian glass mosaic.
Lighting was installed on the under edge of the new planting beds and a laser security system was tucked behind decorative architectural pieces. The planting scheme was created with architectural plants against the wall and soft tumbling plants at the front with attention to scented plants near seating areas.