Atop a warehouse/office building overlooking Seattle’s Salmon Bay waterway, Tom Bayley’s home by Miller Hull Partnership watches over a 250-slip marina. The reflecting pool on Bayley's deck is surrounded by foliage and breathtaking views of the bay.
In Vienna, a dazzling penthouse by Delugan Meissl has boldly inserted itself between traditional rooftops of the city’s Wieden district like a recently landed alien intruder. The home's living area wraps around a back terrace with a precariously positioned reflecting pool.
A maple tree grows through an ipe deck in the garden that Mary Barensfeld designed for a family in Berkeley, California. Her largest commission to date, the young San Francisco architect channels Tadao Ando to create this "outdoor room." A reflecting pool separates it from a white-granite patio.
The Fishers Island House, located off the coast of Connecticut, is a pavilion-like building surrounded by three acres of lush gardens. The goal "was to ensure the house fit in perfectly into the existing landscape," says the project architect from Thomas Phifer and Partners. On one side of the house, a reflecting pool with an infinity edge seems to run right into the ocean.