NICK WILLIAMS PRESENTS
“ Keeping The Kids At Home ”
- Built in BBQ, outdoor fireplace, 2 firepits
- Beach entry spa area and Waterfall
- Beautiful Pebble Tech swimming pool with slide
- Lush natural plantings
- A unique way to keep an eye on restless teens while creating a place of comfort and family fun.
What do you do when you have a house full of teenagers and no place for them to recreate around the home? The answer for the Gonzales family was to buy the house next door and transform it into an exceptional rec area for the kids - a place where they could bring friends and enjoy the space, both in and out of doors, and all under the caring, watchful eye of the parents.
With the design help of Nick Williams, first came the addition of a beautiful swimming pool, complete with a slide, rock spa and Pebble Tech finish. Then the fun started in earnest when they used the entire second lot for an outdoor recreation area. Everything was done with rustic natural materials, including an outdoor BBQ and cooking center, and a rustic styled outdoor fireplace. The centerpiece of the plan is where two elegant sitting couches in wrought iron with cushions are accompanied by a few chairs to create a living or family room environment right under the open sky.
A couple of free-standing torches were added for warmth and this theme was then carried over by way of stepping stones to the spa and swimming pool, always a focal point for year round fun in the moderate California climate. It all just tied in beautifully with the existing home and property, and the place has become a favorite hangout and social center for the teens and their friends — a comfort to be able to look out the kitchen window and know where your kids are!
Virtual Tours Part 1
- "Suburban Paradise" (OCO)
- "Family Living" (BAK)
- "Living The Good Life" (CUD)
- "Keeping The Kids At Home" (GON)
- "A Serene Evening Retreat" (REI)
- "Hillside Wonderland" (GOT)
- "Family Garden" (HOM)
- "A Second Life" (KAU)
- "Outdoor Retreat" (MA-SCH)
- "A Hidden Dell" (RIC)
- "Here A Mound There A Mound" (PUR)
- "Spanish Style Masterpiece" (ARI)
- "The Labyrinth Retreat" (ALD)
- "The Hamptons Come To Malibu" (LOR)
- "Designing Paradise" (SCO) & "Nick Williams Pool Design Process"
- “Virtual Tours” Photo Gallery
Virtual Tours Part 2
“BEFORE AND AFTER” SERIES:
"A BIRDS EYE VIEW" (STA)
"RESORT LIVING" (HER)
"A HILLSIDE RETREAT AT THE EDGE OF INFINITY" (DET)
"SIMPLE BUT STATELY" (NEE)
"DOUBLE OR NOTHING" (LAN)
"OUTDOOR RETREAT" (MA/SCH)