Some design concepts take hours upon hours of trial and error before the perfect idea is discovered. Other times, the ideas jump right out at you. For this project, an existing curvilinear flagstone path inspired our thinking. The path wrapped around the porch, leading to the dining area. We quickly set upon a swimming pool with a long arch that matched the radius of the pathway. From there, the pool moves in and out to support a large shallow area for play, and a deep end for diving. We added a lounge area to connect the covered porch and the swimming pool, and a variety of plant materials connect the pool to the forest beyond. Three small water features add to the overall ambiance of the space.