OC Contemporary

The clients provided clear direction for this design: Build a big pool so all our grandchildren will come over to swim. The clean, contemporary design reflects the clients’ desire for a clean, unfussy design where many people can relax and socialize, and where they can take advantage of their large lot. The design features a built-in sofa doubling as a retaining wall to take up the grade, a large firepit next to the spa, colorful Arts and Crafts McIntyre pool tile, a large lawn for kids and grandkids, and a planting design with a multitude of colors and textures for visual interest. Concrete and gravel steps lead to the far end of the property, where a Sycamore is surrounded with California natives around an infiltration pit. An outdoor shower is hidden within the Redbuds and Tristania so kids can shower before and after swimming.