Pool with Terrace & Fire

This backyard belongs to an urban residence above Auckland’s inner city and harbour.

The brief required the addition of a pool. This addition also sought to rework the connection between the lower two levels of the existing house and create an outdoor terrace that connected the pool, lawn and internal living spaces.

An outdoor fire was added to the composition to serve as point for gathering on the new terrace. White plastered concrete with white painted steel blades, weathered decking and the placement of sculptural bath and shower elements amongst mature native plantings define this palette.

The project area is approximately 150sq.m and construction was completed in mid 2015. Fearon Hay’s project team was led by Doug Weir. Tim Hay and Jeff Fearon are the design architects. Photography is by Patrick Reynolds.