First Impressions - Outdoor Entertaining

First Impressions – Outdoor Entertaining


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A welcoming pool and outdoor entertaining pavilion with a warm natural ambience

Driving up to this magnificent property in rural Queensland is an experience in itself. Surrounded by well-maintained dams and established bushland, the home has a strong sense of arrival. It also offers a rather surprising sight: a lavish pool with an elevated deck and entertaining pavilion.

Unlike most entertaining areas, this one is located at the front of the home, so ensuring it made a striking first impression was paramount. Through careful design and the matching of pool and pavilion materials to those used in the house, in particular the stone work, Majestic Pools & Landscapes has created a stunning pool and outdoor living zone.

Creating a stand-alone entertainment area was top priority for the owners. What they wanted was a self-contained entertaining pavilion so they didn’t need to dash between the home and the pool area. The space also had to be substantial as the owners entertain on a regular basis, and it needed to match the design of the home.

From the comfort of the poolside pavilion you can look out over the negative-edge pool. Of formal geometric design, the pool has long underwater seating ledges so the owners and their guests can lounge around for hours on end.

Finished in a black pebble interior to match its surrounds, the freshwater pool also boasts an embedded water feature under the bridge that leads to the pavilion. It’s framed by black waterline tiles, as is the rest of the pool, and is lined with pebbles that seem to glow at night thanks to strategically placed underwater lighting.

The entertaining area is something truly special. Taking advantage of maximum versatility, the owners have the choice of hosting a more formal dinner party in the pavilion or entertaining out on the timber deck when something more casual is called for. And by emphasising the use of natural materials, they have a pool and alfresco living area that sit in perfect harmony with the bushland setting.

Majestic Pools & Landscapes is dedicated to ensuring its pools work as part of an overall plan for the home, as was the case here. By always being prepared to go that extra mile, the company is able to create something unique that will stand the test of time.

Project details
Pool design and construction by Majestic Pools & Landscapes (Southside display centre) Inside Hawkins Nursery, 1666 Old Cleveland Road, Chandler Qld 4155 Phone (07) 3245 2111 (Northside showroom and display office) Corner Albany Creek Road and Keong Road, Albany Creek Qld 4035 Phone (07) 3264 4803 Website
Photography by Glenn Weiss