A Resort-like Retreat


A busy Greenwich family decided they wanted to spend more time enjoying their home, but felt that their outdoor area had seen better days. So, they wrote up their wish list, which included turning the backyard into a resort-like oasis that blends aesthetically with the existing home and property. Then they turned to the landscape architects at Glengate to make their vision a reality.

As a focal point, Glengate designed a multipurpose pavilion at the end of the existing pool area. It provides both shade and amenities and draws on the architectural features of the home. The pavilion is a place for outdoor grilling, entertaining and family dinners, featuring an outdoor kitchen and fun outdoor bar. A long dining table is everyone’s favorite gathering spot, and a nearby seating grouping allows a cozy shady spot for reading, relaxation, and a respite from the sun.

Next they created a handsome stone bath house complete with an outdoor shower that is integrated into an existing stone wall. A living roof, old-world masonry, and reclaimed materials adorn the space’s exterior. Inside, the bath offers resort-like amenities and serene spa finishes.

To provide a sense of privacy and panache, the team designed lush gardens to enhance the structures, creating the tranquil, private resort-like setting the family had only before experienced on vacations. Now they look forward to spending more time at their own family resort.

221 Danbury Road • Wilton, Connecticut
203.762.2000 • GlengateCompany.com

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