Hidden Design Treasure


OUTTAKE-August 2011

Photography Scott Dorrance

”With pool design, there is always the issue of where to house the mechanicals. Whether in a nearby storage shed or behind a screen planting, these utilitarian elements must be accommodated. My inspiration for the Pirate’s Cave arose during a conversation with the homeowner about Maine’s colorful pirate history. By imagining a place of buried treasure, a hidden antechamber beneath the pool patio was conceived and made complete with a cryptic cave painting (my own work) and a rustic wooden door leading into the mechanical vault.”  —George S. Workman, landscape architect

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