Duane and Marilynn Hillabush Residence, Wallace

The Hillabushes wished to create a little theme park for their grandchildren in their Gold Country Foothills estate home. Amenities include a very large swimming pool, quasi-habitable, two-story pool house with full outdoor kitchen and fireplace. Natural local stone water features accent the pool area. Matching stone paving pathways connect the garden rooms and activity areas. Intended for the pool house front was a craftsman-style arbor for shade against the hot summer climate. A low-water lawn provided a play area and putting green. Focus on the pool, though an incomplete implementation left the project without the full benefit of the design, gives the property a powerful outdoor destination.