We collaborated with Davies Henderson on this project to produce a lavish outdoor pool for the backyard, an indoor spa and one of a kind water feature for this amazing Toorak residence.
This fully tiled, patterned masterpiece features luxurious finishes and careful craftsmanship. The ‘knife style’ wet edge design is a more upscale and complex design and the perfect fit for this luxury home. Uncommon in most residential pools, this technique of water flow requires careful consideration, precision, and state of the art equipment. The water flows through the slot edge between the tile and the bluestone coping and is recycled back into the pool through the filtration system. The design exudes remarkable style and appeal.
Bisazza Glass Mosaic tiling featuring a black and white diamond pattern creates an eye-catching focal point and replicates a theme carried throughout the home. The marble water feature that sits adjacent to the wide entry steps, helps to balance out the different textures and by sitting at fence height creates a privacy screen to the neighboring property. Grouting proved a significant challenge for the team as white tiles had to be grouted white and black tiles grouted black, to prevent the colours mixing, all joins had to be individually taped and grouted.
The pool is also fully automated and self-cleaning to make maintenance very easy for the client.
The spa’s grand design and careful execution makes it a unique feature in the basement of this home. The Bisazza ‘Bonaparte’ glass mosaic mural is the focal point as you enter the spa. Carefully crafted, the unique feature fits with the home’s other luxurious touches. The mural sits opposite four wide rolled entry steps for easy access into the spa. Curved edges ensure a smooth transition with all tiles laid properly. Lights strategically placed along the steps help to brighten the entry area, as the indoor environment provides the challenge of being naturally darker than outdoors.
The Bisazza tile blend was selected with a range of different shades that help to accentuate the mosaic mural feature, but also complement the existing colour scheme within the health and wellness area of the home. Fully tiled from floor to ceiling, which is 3.5m high, this is the perfect private oasis that adds the ultimate touch to this luxury residence.
This spa possesses quality systems and equipment to a commercial standard, including five lights, ten jets with a 3.0hp boost pump and floor bubblers with commercial a blower. This creates a vigorous bubbling and water pressure environment able to deliver a significant massage to the user. The spa is linked in with the home automation and operable from all the touchscreens within the home plus all of the resident’s mobile devices.
This project was highly innovative because of its use of steel as a stepping-stone framework rather than traditional concrete. As a fully functioning fishpond, the concrete slabs generally used to suspend the stones would not provide enough room for fish to inhabit comfortably, therefore a steel frame was constructed so that the fish can swim freely underneath the stones and around the pond.
The ‘Koi Pond’ is 7.9m x 2.6m and 0.9m deep and was created with specific details that would help the fish species thrive in the pond’s environment, including the use of a dark tile and a filtration system that was carefully selected to accommodate the fish.
Along with being a functioning fishpond, this space doubles as a standout water feature. With black glass mosaic tiles and Tundra Marble stone coping, the features are highlighted by the surrounding greenery and a pedestal for a feature pot adds dimension and detail.