Exotic Pools/ Ultracourts

Exotic Pools/ Ultracourts

HOTEL LUXE

A STYLISH STATEMENT

A grand Art Deco mansion, this Toorak residence called for an outdoor area that was equally as impressive as the home itself. Enter Ultracourts, which, along with subsidiary Exotic Pools, was set the task of constructing a new outdoor design, complete with a tennis court and infinity lap pool.

The homeowners’ brief for the project was to fully utilise the outdoor area; providing multi-functional facilities for recreation and entertaining, with aesthetic appeal always in mind. To achieve this, David Hicks Architects, ED Enterprise Builders, Ultracourts and Exotic Pools worked in consultation to construct the show-stopping outdoor design pictured here.

Achieving this luxurious outdoor space began with the excavation of the whole area to allow for the multi-levelled nature of the design. The existing tennis court was relocated to one side of the property to accommodate the lap pool – which was elevated from the court – and a number of outdoor terraces at varying heights.

Adjacent to the length of the tennis court is the fully-tiled 20-metre lap pool, complete with a dramatic 15-metre spillover feature wall and a sun deck at one end. Below the sun deck is an equipment room, a kitchenette and a sitting area, all conveniently located next to the tennis court.

The installation of a 95,000-litre water tank below the tennis court’s concrete base provides water to top-up the pool and to water the garden.

Specifically-developed synthetic grass – Ultracourt Pro 16 – was used on the tennis court’s surface, with green silica sand infill. With aesthetics and access in mind, a black PVC chainwire tennis court fence was erected on one side and one end of the court, with draw curtains along the other two sides.

Four 1000-watt environmental metal halide lights on black powder-coated square towers were installed to illuminate the court.

Ultracourts was established to undertake the construction of prestigious tennis courts, individually-tailored to meet the exacting standards expected from those individuals who are investing substantially in a quality home, their lifestyle and their family’s wellbeing.

Established in 1995, Exotic Pools is a division of Ultracourts that constructs individually-designed high-quality indoor and outdoor concrete swimming pools and spas in accordance with Standards Australia. The company designs swimming pools and spas to the individual’s requirements, while complementing the surrounding environment.

Together, Ultracourts and Exotic Pools are able to offer a complete project package, often encompassing a swimming pool and tennis court.