A Bit of Brazil – a swimming pool award winner
Our clients wanted something completely different in their front yard, and I would say they accomplished that. This aquatic paradise is complete with ponds, grotto, and a spa each with rivers and waterfalls running into the 144′ long x 22′ wide swimming pool. The pool has a swim up bar that features a handmade, special order 24k gold tile on the face of the raised patio area directly behind it. Just off the spa area is a raised fire pit which almost reminds you of a volcano without the lava flow running off the side. As you enter the property from the street above you walk down a series of steps that wander in and around the ponds, waterfalls, and the grotto area, each landscaped with exotic one of a kind specimen plants. Eventually you make your way down to one of the two custom built Ipe (eee-pay) wooden bridges. This wood comes from the Brazilian rainforest and is some of the hardest wood in the world. The main bridge is embedded with low voltage lights that welcome you to the front door.