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Night Swimming!

Illuminated pool terrace by Sudbury Design Group

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.

Water Dance

Multi-programmed pool terrrace by R.P. Marzilli & Company

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. 

Kinetic Energy

Landscape design and poolscape by Zen Associates

Landscape design and construction by Zen Associates, Inc.; architecture by Adolfo Perez Architect; construction by Thoughtforms; home integration by Cutting Edge Systems; photo by John Horner

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

Fireside pool terrace by The MacDowell Company

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. 

Glittering Gem

Pool terrace at night designed by a Blade of Grass

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. 

Elemental Beauty

Pool terrace at night constructed by Onyx Corporation

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.

Sweet Symmetry

Pool terrace at dusk night designed by Dan Gordon Landscape Architects

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. 

Patio Paradise

Residential pool terrace design at night by Land Design Associates

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

Seaside pool terrace designed by Gregory Lombardi Design, constructed by R.P. Marzilli & Co.

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.