Pavilion and Pool Design to Link Indoor and Outdoor Living


    This client of Scottish origin grew up with his father working as an architect. Thus the client had always known the value an architect could offer and for this reason, he engaged me to design his pavilion pool renovation project. The family consisted of two adults and three children who loved the Australia lifestyle, so spent a lot of time outdoors, swimming in the pool and having barbeques with friends.

    Purpose of the Pavilion Pool Renovation

    The purpose of the pavilion pool renovation was to provide much better linkage between the outdoor entertaining and pool with the existing home. Currently, the home purchased was a project home on 1200 square metres. On this large block, the previous owners had installed a pool but with no connection to the home. The owners were, therefore, looking for a design solution that could enhance their indoor-outdoor lifestyle by creating a functional and enjoyable outdoor space. My mission thus was to provide a visual connection to the pool from the house.

    Pavilion Pool Renovation Design Details

    In designing this outdoor entertaining and living area a secondary but very important aim was to obtain natural light and airflow into the outdoor area. The design I provided included a creative roof form that was designed to visually link the outdoor area, allow natural airflow and light.

    To achieve the purpose of enhancing outdoor-indoor living even further a poolside pavilion was created with a similar style to the creative roof form. At the request of the owners, we selected the tiles, designed the lighting and worked the hardscape including stairs, retaining walls and fencing.

    The completed indoor-outdoor living and entertaining area

    The completed design created the much-needed linkage between the home and pool area. The design provided a contemporary feel as well as being an eco-friendly addition that the family could enjoy.

    The images below illustrate how the design substantially improved the outdoor entertaining and living area of the pool area of this Cashmere home.

    If you too are seeking a solution to link your external entertaining area to your home and provide a more practical and very attractive addition to your home, please contact us to discuss your desires and ideas.

    Client Testimonial

    “We had been living in the house for over 6 years and had long wanted to upgrade the outdoor areas and make a better connection to the pool.  The large block offered significant potential but the sloping terrain presented a number of challenges and it was clear we needed professional architectural support to both tackle the practical issues and deliver a high-end design finish.

    The services provided by Dion Seminara and his team were comprehensive helping to steer us through concept design to tendering, procurement and construction management.  Without this support, we would have been exposed to significant risks and doubtless additional costs. We are very happy with the finished product which has significantly enhanced our living space delivering a finished product that was far beyond what we had anticipated.”

    Project Number: 131101

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    Entertainment Area Prior to Renovation

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    Pool originally completely separate to the home











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    Design creating a functional outdoor living area

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    Stunning New Pavilion Room








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