location: aberfoyle, ON
Project Travertine undoubtly lends influences from the Mediterranean. Light blue water and smooth stone slabs make you feel as though you are in a tropical paradise walking barefooted ready to shake off the humidity with a refreshing plunge. Yukka, lemon thymus and tall miscanthus play with all your sences with contrasting textures, delecate scents and dancing colours. Our clients wanted a space to escape the challenges of their demanding carreers, a place that reminded them of the early years of their lives in Greece but only having to travel through the rear door of their home. Oleander trees in pots are brought in for the winter but placed in the landscape to be enjoyed, another reminder of the tropical climate they love. Travertine backs onto a secluded green space which offers astonishing fall views. Deer and wild turkeys are often welcome visitors reminding you that you’re in southern Ontario. This project was a drastic transformation of a beautiful custom home which had little to no connection to the landscape it sat upon. 150 ton of armour stone was used to raise the back end of the pool creating an inviting 14’ deck for a relaxing day bed. The pool house is a great space for guests to sleep overnight starting their day with a hot tub followed by an outdoor shower. Travertine has much to offer and little need to go anywhere else.