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Northshore Home Summer 2018

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91 The backyard also includes a hot tub wrapped in natural cedar with a privacy fence to match. lounge area is, and then there's other mass plantings of perennials that we planted in these clean-lined beds and they complement the rest of the design. The plant- ing is very simple, and around the swimming pool, by using the lawn up to the coping instead of a patio, it creates this framing, and it gives it a nice picture frame. It feels very clean." For the swimming pool interior, Stott selected a deep blue hue, and added subtle graphic hints around one exterior edge. "It was about being strategic, and design- ing the pool bottom to not be the 'Arizona Blue,' or the 'Florida Lagoon Blue.' It's a darker finish, so it does feel a little more indigenous to New England," says Stott. "For the stepping stones, the lawn joints are unexpected and it breaks things up and makes it feel like a garden path and a destination, albeit across an 18-foot pool. It could have been solid, but I think it adds a graphic element, leading you to a chaise lounge terrace." Having completed the two-month-long project, Stott is proud of the final design. "An endless amount of detail went into it, and our construction team imple- mented things flawlessly," says Stott. "It's such a seam- less flow from interior to exterior, and it's just a nice, inviting space. And when you open those sliders, from the family room, and you come off the deck, you just want to walk right into the shallow end of the pool." The homeowners definitely agree. "The space has become our private resort," adds Slama. "We frequently entertain friends and family, and when not hosting, we spend much of our time together enjoying our sur- roundings. The possibilities are endless, where we can enjoy the pool on hot days, share a meal at the outdoor dining area, or move on to an evening at the fire pit and screened-in retreat in the woods." For contact information, see Resources on page 113.

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