“I’ll have a spa with a twist, please.” In this entertaining backyard, a martini-shaped spa spills into the pool and festive cocktail glasses dance above a row of colorful ceramic bottles.
The clients wanted an exciting backyard for family and friends of all ages. Because they enjoy a good martini, I originally threw out this martini themed concept in jest, but it quickly evolved into a real-life cocktail of whimsical fun. The martini glass is deep enough to allow bathers to stand in a hydro-therapy tube that morphs with the flip of a valve from jets that pulsate up and down the body, to a whirling vortex pool, so bathers can choose from either “shaken or stirred”. An eight foot long swim-up bar adjacent to the outdoor kitchen makes a splash-happy place for cook and company. While he’s keeping an eye on the burgers, the chef can deal a hand of blackjack with waterproof cards.
Watershapes magazine, Pool and Spa News magazine, Landscape Construction magazine, and Popular Ceramics magazine
the HGTV special Big Splash, Ultimate Outdoor Kitchens and Picture Perfect Pools (book)
Valley Magazine, Outdoor Kitchens and Fireplaces (book)