8 Impressive Backyard Pools

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8 Impressive Backyard Pools

When designed and installed thoughtfully, backyard pools do more than keep families cool during hot, humid New England summers. A backyard pool complements the architecture of a home, blending the natural landscape with the design and details that make a house unique.

Architectural Digest shares these tips for making this summertime staple work in your backyard:

  • Get the right fit: Make sure the pool fits your space properly. Backyard pools don’t have to be big – consider a plunge pool if your yard is too small for a full-sized lap pool.
  • Consider position and using no chemicals: The area in your backyard that receives full sun in the late morning and afternoon is the perfect spot for a pool. If you wish to stay away from treating your pool with chemicals, then think about installing a natural pool or one that uses under-gravel filtration.
  • Install a fence for safety: Check with your local building department to ensure your backyard pool design complies.

If you are considering a pool to complement your own home, let these stunning backyard pools in Fairfield County and beyond guide and inspire the design of your pool.

Impressive Backyard Pools in Fairfield County and Beyond  

Pool with a View

An inground swimming pool with a remarkable view of Long Island Sound is a gorgeous accompaniment to this custom home design in Darien, Connecticut. Cardello Architects took full advantage of the lot – a long, narrow piece of land with coastline on two sides – to create the ideal waterfront home, complete with a covered terrace that leads to the pool, yard, and neverending vistas.

Hamptons-Esque Style

A stately pool encased in stone is the crown jewel of this backyard in the Belle Haven neighborhood of Greenwich, Connecticut. Cardello Architects transformed a waterside stucco mansion into a regal, classic home reminiscent of the estates that populate the Hamptons.

Modern Poolside Luxury 

The focus of this backyard in the Shippan Point neighborhood of Stamford, Connecticut is the beautiful aqua waters of the plunge pool. Small and self-contained, this contemporary take on backyard pools is among the aesthetics of modern home design that this renovated Cape-style house exemplifies.

Riverfront Oasis

This distinguished, 11,000 sq. ft. home overlooking the mouth of the Five Mile River in Darien, Connecticut is made whole with a pool that reflects the majesty of the house. Cardello Architects took advantage of existing exposed, multilayered sections of stone ledge to give the new build its signature look. The resulting backyard oasis is not just serene; it’s a prime location to take in the constant boat activity in and near the harbor.

Ultimate Staycation

Backyard pools come in all shapes, sizes, and depths, but perhaps the most luxurious may be pools encased in glass. This glass-walled beauty in the Rowayton section of Norwalk, Connecticut overlooks the Five Mile River, providing the homeowners with a vacation-like setting to relax in every single day of summer.

Infinite Elegance

There is no need to travel to somewhere exotic to enjoy a beautifully designed infinity pool. Cardello Architects embraced the location of this property along Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island, with views of the Newport Bridge, to design a whimsical Shingle-style dwelling that complements its exquisite location and surrounding scenery. The custom-made pool and fire pit provide an element of elegance to this home’s backyard.

Courtyard Accent

Cardello Architects worked with the homeowners for years to renovate this turn-of-the-century stone English country home in Darien, Connecticut. The large in-ground pool, perfect for an active family, is accented by the courtyard effect of the backyard, giving the property the look of a getaway befitting of royalty.

Private Waterfront Venue

The only thing better than a waterfront home with sweeping views is a waterfront home with sweeping views and its own private swimming pool, surrounded by a large deck made for entertaining. This Rowayton renovation has all this and more.

At Cardello Architects, we pride ourselves on our cultivating architectural styles and designs that meet your needs. Our residential services range from consultation and design development to bidding and construction administration.

If you’d like to learn more about Cardello Architects, contact us to discuss your dream home today.


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