Often, a difficult problem can bring out the very best in us – and this project is a good example. Despite a challenging property that required easy access to the basement, our client wanted to include a pool, sunken patio and an arbour. We gave them all of that and more. We used the seemingly banal activity of walking to and from the basement entrance as an opportunity to create a soothing atmosphere by using a series of planters with beautiful greenery. The property is now used year-round with separate and distinct outdoor rooms for each outdoor activity.