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ASLA-NCC

American Society of Landscape Architects
Northern California Chapter

Awards

2015 Awards

Design: Residential, Single Family Home

Merit Award

El Pintado Pool, Pavilion and Landscape
Danville, CA
Huettl Landscape Architecture
Landscape Architect: Joseph Huettl
Assistant Landscape Designer: Iain Pryor

Site Plan.
The anchoring column doubles as a bathroom.
A path of random bluestone winds through mixed plantings to the backyard.
The spa is reached via stepping pads across the water.
View from lounging pation to pavilion.
The view over the pool to the distant hills.
The pool pavilion at night.

On this hilltop property in Danville, California a family returning from four years overseas was ready for a complete overhaul of their tired landscape to maximize possibilities for outdoor living. An existing pool and surrounding yard were extensively remodeled. New features include a spa, a modern pool pavilion with bathroom and outdoor kitchen, a walk-across water feature that spills into the main pool, and a gas fire pit. Patios of concrete and bluestone are
softened by plantings of grasses and perennials.

The pavilion was placed on a raised section of the patio overlooking the pool with views to the surrounding hills. It was envisioned as a simple composition of a column, plane and post. The massive column doubles as a sky-lit bathroom with the wrapping roof plane supported on the other end by a single off-center post. The project was a collaboration between the landscape architect, builder, engineer and homeowner.