Originally published in The West Australian, Saturday, 12 August 2017.
The inclusion of a courtyard pool in this beautiful Secret Harbour backyard has created a tropical paradise, presenting a variety of relaxing options.
“The owner installed tropical plants and palms, with some areas laced with fairy lights to create a magical setting in the evening,” Sapphire Pools Sales Development Officer Sarah Green said.
“With a sleek design and a tropical feel, the pool marks the centrepiece of this backyard.”
The pool itself is 5.5m by 2.6m, with its size making it perfect for younger families to enjoy the space. Included within the design are side-entry steps, a corner swim-out platform and safety ledges that combine expertly to assist those learning to swim.
Along one length of the pool, which was installed within one week, an extended bench seating area has been built, and the included spa jets make it a sought-after space.
“The bench area provides a relaxing area for swimmers to sit amongst the tropical plants and stone statues, allowing you to feel you are on a tropical holiday in your own backyard,” Ms Green said.
A single row of stone header pavers outlines the pool in a crisp and sophisticated way, while the rest of the backyard has been laid with turf, which beautifully complements the tropical plants and trees that are neatly contained in planter boxes and pots.
Two hanging lounge chairs feature to provide a great location to sit back, relax and rejoice in what is a truly sumptuous space. A bar-style dining set has also been included to ensure there is plenty of space for family and guests to sit.
Semi-framed glass fencing separates the pool area from the rest of the backyard to ensure the area does not look blocked in, and the pool can still be seen from several vantage points.
Mirrors have been placed in amongst the statues and tropical plants along the white rendered wall that borders the area, while fence panelling has been included atop this wall to provide additional privacy for the whole area.
“Adding a mirror to the backyard added a whole new dimension, creating an illusion of space, reflecting the colours of the pool and creating an added tropical ambience to the area,” Ms Green said.