In 2016, Robert and Angie Belk began putting plans for their dream custom home into action. While envisioning it, their future outdoor space was often at the forefront of their minds.
Now, the indoor and outdoor sections of their property are nearly intertwined thanks to thoughtful planning by lead architect Michael Hampton at Arkifex Studios. “When the large glass doors are open near the kitchen, the indoor and outdoor space become one,” Hampton says. “The large roof overhanging above the patio helps create a covered space that can be enjoyed at any time.”
Other design choices merge nature with manufactured. “I wanted the hot tub and the pool to be separate,” Robert says. “I like a little more of a modern touch. That is why there is a lot of concrete there, including concrete around the coping and concrete walls.” But to offset the industrial feel of this material, they chose to add bamboo plants for a pop of greenery.