This amazing swimming pool shaped like a guitar proved to be a challenge for its designers and builders – Canadian Aqua-Tech Company. Their client, a passionate guitar collector who walked in their office looking for a hot tub, had a sudden change of heart and approached them with an odd, yet interesting idea. Wanting a guitar-shaped swimming pool in his backyard, the client was presented with an exact replica of a Les Paul Custom guitar – shaped in fine details and exemplary displaying creativity in design and construction. Measuring 19 meters long, the inspiring swimming pool is unique – imagine how the owner and his wife feel every time they dive in. Blue water makes the vinyl-lined pool dance with each movement and create a blurred, dynamic effect. Equipped with two sets of stairs, the undulating design proves to be a bold and creative addition to a guitar collector’s backyard.
And who says recessed living areas need to be indoors? Your outdoor space can benefit just as much from sunken seating, as evidenced by this elegant, stone-lined patio by Dean Herald-Rolling Stone Landscapes. And for one final dose of sunken living room eye candy, feast your eyes on this over-the-top living area by Chris Barrett Designs. The former estate of Johnny Carson features giant windows overlooking a cliff in Malibu, so it’s no wonder a safe and plush sunken sofa was added to ground the space.
Sunken living rooms were all the rage in the 60s and 70s, but they can still be just as comfy and stylish in the aughts. With so many of us opting for open plan spaces these days, creating a casual but defined “conversation pit” is a fun way to break up your living room into manageable zones. Read on for some of our favorite inspiration rooms featuring cozy sunken living areas that we’d love to nestle up in.