The goal was to create an oasis that was nothing less than stunning. Taking first place in the Detroit Home Design Awards for 2012 was a welcome byproduct of this very special project.
In tandem with AZD Architects, the Gillette Brothers team designed this spectacular four-sided negative edge spa and built-in pool complete with an integrated cabana area.
Enclosing the area with a glass rail provided clear lake views; while raising the swimming area five feet above grade enhanced privacy. We employed glass, tile, LED lighting, and water features to create the illusion of a negative edge when viewed from the public-facing side. A four-sided glass fireplace added to the drama and elemental beauty – water, earth, sky, and fire.