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wong residence

January 2018
architect: Bercy Chen Studio
pool installation: Cody Pools
concrete: Abel Rodriguez

When the clients contacted us and passed on that Bercy Chen was doing the design for the home, we were immediately intrigued. Upon meeting with the clients, we thought our design aesthetic would be complementary to the architect's vision. We developed a master plan that would be implemented in phases. 


For phase 1, we focused on two portions of the site. The first was a butterfly garden along the side yard that many of the private spaces in the home looked out upon. The area is sloped so we utilized a larger riverstone to allow water flow while discouraging erosion. The second area of focus was the space around the pool. We constructed a steel terraced circulation path connecting the driveway to the pool area.  Beyond the pool, an ipe deck comfortably transitions from pool level to home. One side of the pool is surrounded by a concrete deck that bulges to facilitate a small seating area. On the opposite side of the pool there is an expanse of grass for play and sun bathing.