Given a brief to design a pool, an outdoor kitchen, and a sitting area, we came up with an Italianate landscape concept. The proposed pool was a 17 x 4 Roman style pool based around classical proportions. We added Anduze pots on plinths to the sides of it, similar to the pool at Serre de la Madone in the south of France that I visited with clients in 2006. The small stone and plaster buildings are composed around a paved courtyard with inlaid potpourri patterned basalt cubes.
The outdoor kitchen faces down the pool to the existing house on axis. The loggia is symmetrical around a large fireplace, with banquettes facing each other.