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.
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.