Mountain View Pool

2020 NJ ASLA Honor Award For Landscape Architecture Design

The project located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts involved renovating a pool area as a family gathering space that embraces the unique natural beauty of the property.  The project encompasses a new infinity edge pool with an inset hot-tub, stone terraces and walls, landscaping and a contemporary pool pavilion.

The design intent was to create an expansive pool area, overlooking spectacular views of the surrounding mountains, while not increasing the footprint of the existing pool space. Working closely with the Architect we created a seamless melding of the pavilion and pool terraces.

The existing pool area had high clipped shrubs that blocked views. By locating the new pool at the edge of the bluff, we used the dramatic effect of the infinity edge and opened up the vista with sweeping views of the mountains. We were also able to maintain existing woodlands by minimizing site disturbance. The landscape was designed to show ever changing interest throughout the summer months.

Mark Stevens Architecture
Giambastiani Design

Photography by Bradley Jones