Green Island Design Featured in House Magazine
March-April 2012 Addition
Project: “Heights of Roslyn”
The residents of this Roslyn home contacted Green Island Design to transform their property into a soothing oasis. The designers were asked to use the existing hill as a focal point and incorporate an outdoor room. A family pool was requested, yet due to limitations, creativity was key in finding the proper solution.
A complex moss rock pondless waterfall cascades into intermittent pools while naturally meandering down to the Bluestone retaining wall. Leyland Cypress, Montgomery Spruce and Cryptomeria anchor the multi-tiered hill, while lush blooms and greenery provide a contrast of colors and textures.
The lighting system highlights each waterfall detail and softly lights the patio from strategically positioned “moonlights.” Zones are dedicated to washing the stone wall and illuminating the area under the loggia. The foreground lighting gradually diminishes, as the perspective travels up, giving the illusion that the woodland continues indefinitely.
The “great room” incorporates architectural columns, and a mahogany floor. The decorative fan and charming copper cupola complete the scene. The luxurious, over-sized swim spa seamlessly integrates into the landscape. The tumbled paver patio effortlessly sweeps one into a sunnier, entertaining space where inviting chaise lounges await in front of the waterfall.
(HOUSE, March/April 2012)