This vastness of the site was a great opportunity to give this residence a secluded retreat feel, with wide porch and luxurious swimming pool fit for a spa resort.
O’Neil Ford’s Texas Modern at 3201 Wendover is on the National Register of Historic Places. With 10 acres lovingly restored from an overgrown tangle to a myriad of trails and meadows, it’s been described as “a meditative wonderland.” Photography courtesy of Jenifer McNeil Baker
The landscape compliments an elegant English cottage-style home with lush planting surrounding a manicured lawn. Water features, such as a fountain and a pool, appeals to the serenity of the space with a touch of sound and pop of blue color. While the pool is contemporary in style, it does not detract from the venerable classic scheme of the home.
This simple garden has the added luxury of a shallow sunning pool tucked in the corner of the yard, built out of the ground and within eye level. The lawn is also framed elegantly by a tall planter with breezy grasses and shrubs. To tie it all together, gravel paths create a softer avenue for foot travel.
This Bluffview couple wanted to push their home and landscape into the modern era. The subtle tapering of the pool gives the illusion of a longer space, while fine detailing like the water-level spa and the film of water over the step lend a quiet air. The new cabana, with its grill, fireplace and deep overhangs, provides coziness in winter and a cool oasis in the summer. Hidden away behind the pool house, a beautifully detailed ipe wood outdoor shower completes the spa-like atmosphere.