Swimming, poolside gatherings and play are central to the life of this young family of five. For their newly built home, the husband and wife knew they wanted a lap size pool where the kids could learn to swim and practice. They also envisioned casual pool parties and events - many that would extend into the evening. An expansive lawn, ample sun-drenched terraces, a pool house, a covered outdoor kitchen, shaded seating areas below arbors and trees, an outdoor fire, play structures, a sport court and plenty of room to run were incorporated into the estate setting. With the encouragement of the client, the traditional architectural design was deliberately enhanced with 'zesty' ideas - not the least of which is the gated, 'bubble rod' pool surround.