Creating a legacy in stone
With their love of the environment in mind, these clients wanted to create a natural swimming pool and wildlife haven in the front garden of their energy-efficient superhome, located close to the town centre and on a busy main road.
Two monumental curved York stone-faced walls helped to dampen the noise of the road while providing privacy and security. A natural swimming pool was dug into the high bank feeding a waterfall into a lower wildlife pond filtered naturally by reeds and gravel.
Grassy banks planted with native species around the ponds slope down to a patio leading off the kitchen and a gravel driveway runs between the sweeping walls down to the road.