We dive in to some spectacularly enticing pools by Boston’s most talented landscape architects and contractors. Whether you’re sitting beside them or fully submerged, these pools and pool terraces are nothing short of paradise.
Oyster Harbors Retreat
Landscape design by Bernice Wahler Landscapes; contractor E.J. Jaxtimer Builder, Inc.
This award-winning infinity-edge pool by Bernice Wahler Landscapes has an organic connection to its site’s natural vegetation and enviable West Bay views. Its terrace was designed to appeal to the residents’ ever-growing number of friends.
Landscape design: Sudbury Design Group; photo by Richard Mandelkorn
This striking oasis by Sudbury Design Group reflects a Brookline home’s contemporary architecture in its materials and form. Its crisp, clean-lined landscape is as refreshing as the pool at its center.
Charles River Tranquility
Landscape architecture by Dan Gordon Landscape Architects; photo by Neil Landino
This peaceful pool terrace by Dan Gordon Landscape Architects is an integral part of the lauded firm’s 2019 Bulfinch-Award winning landscape design. Nestled within the lawn terrace and nearby meadow, it is captivating for its symmetry and unassuming splendor.
Landscape contractor: R.P. Marzilli & Company; landscape design: Hawk Design Landscape Architects
This crystalline pool terrace constructed by R.P. Marzilli & Company brings resort-style cool to its outdoor surroundings. It is both sophisticated and playful, with its arcing streams of water, spillway and semi-submerged area, made for lounging in the shallows.
Moment of Calm
Landscape architecture and outdoor furniture by Gregory Lombardi Design Incorporated; engineering by Braken Engineering; landscape contractor: Atlantic Landscaping; lighting contractor: Atlantic View Landscaping; photo by Richard Mandelkorn
This blissful pool terrace within a coastal compound in Nantucket conceived by Gregory Lombardi Design Incorporated drinks in the sky and the peace of its environs. With bands of granite and Valders Stone limestone, this stunner boasts a linear style and sun shelf at its crown.
This geometric and sun-splashed pool, carved into the hillside landscape of a home by the sea by The Schumacher Companies, takes water views to a higher level. Here, residents can soak in the hot tub or go for a dip in the pool, while breathing in the salt air of the ocean.
Main image: Bernice Wahler Landscapes; contractor E.J. Jaxtimer