pool area living room kitchen
The 6 foot height difference between the first floor level and pool created a sunless and uninhabitable trench between the two. A semi-circular patio was created for an amphitheater stepped transition, bridging the gap between the house with its elevated pool. This brought more light into the home and allowed the kitchen and dining rooms to open out onto the patio. Enhancing the patio space is a waterfall that flows from the pool opposite a fireplace. In the evening when the pool and waterfall lights are on and the fireplace is lit, the patio becomes a magical environment for a party!

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Location: Los Gatos, CA
Designer: Patricia Carpentieri with Mckay Architecture
Contractor: Harlan Bradley