Cohoes Project


Design Challenge

The client was looking to create usable outdoor space which was located on a heavily wooded steep slope. The challenge was to maintain a natural private setting while incorporating a pool with a water feature, an abundance of patio space, and a fire pit.

Design Solution

The clients outdoor space was situated on a heavily wooded parcel, so we strategically selected trees to be removed that were causing the area to have dense shade coverage. The key was to excavate the slope and create a retaining wall that would set the boundaries for an expansive flat surface on which to place the pool and patio. We incorporated the design of a stream by creating a water feature to feed the pool giving the outdoor space the look and sound of nature. The final design piece was adding a fire pit utilizing a natural Adirondack granite for an intimate social gathering place.

In every walk with Nature one
receives far more than he seeks.

John Muir

The earth laughs in flowers.

Ralph Waldo Emerson