Amarula Sun by Ryan Hughes Design
An amazing glow occurs throughout the entire home’s outdoor space from landscape spots to onyx fire torches and pool-lining LED lighting. The combination provides a truly magical appeal and the perfect ambiance for entertainment and enjoyment by all.
The view from atop one of the homes two circular stairways to the outdoor living area provides a front row to glamour and glistening elegance. The four levels of the amazing water design are on display with each one as beautiful as the next. The creativity of the Ryan Hughes team is on full view.
The elegant spa is cantilevered above the lower pools providing the water-filled drama from the very beginning of this flowing fantasy land. The spectacular elements of the outdoor living area can be captured from this vantage point and enjoyed equally with the spectacular views of adjacent ocean waters.
The circular fire feature glows inside and out. The lighting plan provides a blue glow to seating below and ceiling above in this columned pavilion. Outdoor seating and dining as well as a wall water feature are highlighted in this multi-use outdoor space.
The infinity spa offers amazing views whatever the angle. From the waters of the Gulf of Mexico or the waters of the pools below, the optics are pure luxury. A full length tile stairway creates a dramatic entrance into the spa while framed by custom designed pillars. Glass tile highlights the shimmering walls of the spa.
The in-water tiles glisten on the sun shelf, one of four levels of water enjoyment in this outdoor living masterpiece. Decorative tiles encircle columns topped with fire bowls. An engineered lighting plan allows for all areas to take on a glow and extend the use of the outdoor space.
Multiple levels of luxury outdoor living have been created by Ryan Hughes in this 10,000 square foot wonderland of rushing water, blazing light and artistry of tile. The 3,000 square feet of water moves from level to level adding interest and spectacular views along the way.
The elegance of the water and surfaces is a perfect complement for the architecture of the Old World style home. By day, the contrast of the blue waters and the white tile and structures combines with the iconic home and its matching stone and tile work. There are areas for water enjoyment and relaxation by all.
To call this pool and outdoor living complex of Amarula Sun unique is an understatement. Within the 10,000 square feet of designed outdoor opulence, this creatively and structurally complex project is spectacular in design, engineering and enjoyment.
From a sunset vantage point, the sun shelf water feature with infinity edge appears to seamlessly flow into the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Decorative fire features atop tiled columns light the night and are a perfect complement to the golden sunset.
The second story spa spills into a 10’ deep 24’x27’ pool that features a grotto style seating area tucked beneath with a privacy waterfall wall. The homeowner can access the spa directly from the homes second story. Decorative sculpted cornices and column elements add old world elegance to the free standing cantilevered spa.
The elegance of the water and surfaces is a perfect complement for the architecture of the Old World style home. Terraces of beautiful tile collect and flow throughout the outdoor space.
At the end of the home’s lap pool is a pavilion that matches the motif of the home with pillars and old world style and holds an outdoor kitchen with its own water fall. The inlaid tile in the pool is spectacular in design alone; but even more so with the addition of the 24 carat gold elements incorporated in Hughes’ creative vision.
The view from the pool-side pavilion is just as spectacular as from any area within this over-the top outdoor living area. A circular fire pit area includes seating and light infused tile walls.
The glamour of the outdoor space continues by day with multiple cushioned chaise lounges on a decorative grasses patio. The calming lap pool provides a centerpiece for the lounge area.
One of the many focal points within the pavilion includes the decorative water fall wall. With decoratie tile and a capture pool, this water feature adds beauty and a calming flow.
The outdoor kitchen, bar and lounge area are tucked wihtin the massive pavilion that sits poolside and ready to extend the outdoor enjoyment of the area. Woven wicker bar stools and overstuffed sectional lounging provide seating for everyone.
The lounging area of the pavilion includes conversational section seating for a large group. The natural hues of the cushions and pillows complement those of the stone and tile as well as the blues of the near-by waters.
Photos by Joe Traina.
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