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Modern Poolside Patio

Contemporary features update a country retreat.

Perrett Farm, nestled in a lush area of the Niagara Escarpment, is lined with perennial gardens and timeworn buildings. The owners wanted to add a modern 50-foot saltwater lap pool and entertaining patio without obstructing the views from the house. So, architect Anthony Belcher designed the pool 120 feet away from the house, buffered by a tall garden. An open pergola with slats of ipe wood keep the patio bright, while sleek and simple furnishings add drama.

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