There’s something about the charged atmosphere and magic of night swimming. When the balmy summer air mingles with the glow of the pool against the dark sky and light dances within the water, suddenly we all feel a sort of kid-like wonder that inspires us to come on in! The following landscapes beautifully capture that mystique, elevating these residences to resort status.
Landscape construction: R.P. Marzilli & Company; landscape design: Hawk Design Landscape Architects; photo by Rosemary Fletcher
This sophisticated pool terrace, constructed by R.P. Marzilli & Company, has all of the makings of the finest retreat. Residents can lounge in chaises in the shallows or luxuriate in the lighted spa, admiring the arcing water streams of the fountain display.
This dazzling multi-programmed terrace design by Zen Associates, Inc. has a palpable energy, whether experienced in the pool, spa or simply lounging alfresco. The landscape is just as dazzling from the inside looking out as it is when you’re fully immersed in it.
Blaze of Glory
Landscape architecture by The MacDowell Company
A dramatic, see-through fireplace—the focal point of an inviting landscape design by The MacDowell Company—creates the perfect ambience for a dusk or nighttime swim. A spa, nestled right up to the stone of the hearth, offers the ultimate après-swim space to warm up.
Landscape design by a Blade of Grass; photo by Charles Mayer
Serene and sparkling, this rectangular pool is the jewel at the heart of a backyard designed by a Blade of Grass. Its softly illuminated sapphire waters can be enjoyed from all sides—whether grilling in the outdoor kitchen, lounging on the fireside patio, and from within the home itself.
Landscape construction by Onyx Corporation; photo by Warren Patterson
This backyard refuge by Onyx Corporation becomes even more atmospheric come nightfall. Designed as an extension of the home, the intoxicating setting has every element needed for the perfect evening; a nine-foot fire feature is perfectly positioned along the marble pool terrace and near a bubbling spa set within the pool.
Landscape architecture by Dan Gordon Landscape Architects
Designed by Dan Gordon Landscape Architects, this enchanting refuge was designed to be a destination on the wooded property and yet retain a close connection with the home. Set behind a stone wall and evergreen hedges, the private escape beckons homeowners to take a plunge.
Landscape architecture and construction by Land Design Associates, Inc.
This heady outdoor space, crafted by Land Design Associates, Inc. for homeowners who love to entertain family and friends, comes alive at night. The fun and functional setting was designed with distinct yet seamless zones for lounging fireside, grilling and swimming. A sleek, rectangular pool with granite coping serves as the terrace centerpiece, while massive Norway Spruce and cedar fencing keep the oasis private.
Lap of Luxury
Landcape architecture by Gregory Lombardi Design; landscape construction by R.P. Marzilli & Co.; construction by Parker Construction; architecture by DSK Dewing Schmid Kearns Architects + Planners; photo by Anton Grassl
This infinity-edge pool overlooking the ocean was conceived by Gregory Lombardi Design for the seaside escape of an avid swimmer. The clean and contemporary landscape pool garden, elevated for unencumbered views of the sea, is refreshing by day and by night. Luxe and linear, the terrace also contains a separate spa carved into granite directly on axis with the bay kitchen window.