Los Gatos Hillside Swimming Hole
Dynamic views and a very steep hillside are the prominent site
features that influenced the design of this naturalistic swimming
hole. Our challenge was to transform a severe slope into a useable
space. The resulting design includes a swimming pool with waterfalls,
diving rocks, a waterslide, and a patio for intimate casual entertaining.
The hardscape elements are created with poured concrete sculpted
and stained to mimic natural rock, resulting in a natural looking
feature that blends well with the existing oak woodland. Our selection
of drought-tolerant, oak-compatible planting furthers the feeling
of being nestled into a natural hillside.