Design: Residential, Single Family Home
El Pintado Pool, Pavilion and Landscape
Huettl Landscape Architecture
Landscape Architect: Joseph Huettl
Assistant Landscape Designer: Iain Pryor
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.