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Pool house
Pool house
Exterior Worlds Landscaping & DesignExterior Worlds Landscaping & Design
We were contacted by a family named Pesek who lived near Memorial Drive on the West side of Houston. They lived in a stately home built in the late 1950’s. Many years back, they had contracted a local pool company to install an old lagoon-style pool, which they had since grown tired of. When they initially called us, they wanted to know if we could build them an outdoor room at the far end of the swimming pool. We scheduled a free consultation at a time convenient to them, and we drove out to their residence to take a look at the property. After a quick survey of the back yard, rear of the home, and the swimming pool, we determined that building an outdoor room as an addition to their existing landscaping design would not bring them the results they expected. The pool was visibly dated with an early “70’s” look, which not only clashed with the late 50’s style of home architecture, but guaranteed an even greater clash with any modern-style outdoor room we constructed. Luckily for the Peseks, we offered an even better landscaping plan than the one they had hoped for. We proposed the construction of a new outdoor room and an entirely new swimming pool. Both of these new structures would be built around the classical geometry of proportional right angles. This would allow a very modern design to compliment an older home, because basic geometric patterns are universal in many architectural designs used throughout history. In this case, both the swimming pool and the outdoor rooms were designed as interrelated quadrilateral forms with proportional right angles that created the illusion of lengthened distance and a sense of Classical elegance. This proved a perfect complement to a house that had originally been built as a symbolic emblem of a simpler, more rugged and absolute era. Though reminiscent of classical design and complimentary to the conservative design of the home, the interior of the outdoor room was ultra-modern in its array of comfort and convenience. The Peseks felt this would be a great place to hold birthday parties for their child. With this new outdoor room, the Peseks could take the party outside at any time of day or night, and at any time of year. We also built the structure to be fully functional as an outdoor kitchen as well as an outdoor entertainment area. There was a smoker, a refrigerator, an ice maker, and a water heater—all intended to eliminate any need to return to the house once the party began. Seating and entertainment systems were also added to provide state of the art fun for adults and children alike. We installed a flat-screen plasma TV, and we wired it for cable. The swimming pool was built between the outdoor room and the rear entrance to the house. We got rid of the old lagoon-pool design which geometrically clashed with the right angles of the house and outdoor room. We then had a completely new pool built, in the shape of a rectangle, with a rather innovative coping design. We showcased the pool with a coping that rose perpendicular to the ground out of the stone patio surface. This reinforced our blend of contemporary look with classical right angles. We saved the client an enormous amount of money on travertine by setting the coping so that it does not overhang with the tile. Because the ground between the house and the outdoor room gradually dropped in grade, we used the natural slope of the ground to create another perpendicular right angle at the end of the pool. Here, we installed a waterfall which spilled over into a heated spa. Although the spa was fed from within itself, it was built to look as though water was coming from within the pool. The ultimate result of all of this is a new sense of visual “ebb and flow,” so to speak. When Mr. Pesek sits in his couch facing his house, the earth appears to rise up first into an illuminated pool which leads the way up the steps to his home. When he sits in his spa facing the other direction, the earth rises up like a doorway to his outdoor room, where he can comfortably relax in the water while he watches TV. For more the 20 years Exterior Worlds has specialized in servicing many of Houston's fine neighborhoods.
Grand ARDA - Outdoor Living - RG Designs and K2 Design Group
Grand ARDA - Outdoor Living - RG Designs and K2 Design Group
AIBD - American Institute of Building DesignAIBD - American Institute of Building Design
The outdoor living area utilizes bold radial lines to offer a sense of unobstructed openness along the panoramic riverside views. Special consideration was given to the design and engineering of the outdoor space to allow a massive 60-foot span between columns, resulting in an unparalleled view. Playful geometric shapes speak to an easy livability that belie the bold and glamorous design. The second floor deck provides seamless access from the guest bedrooms, office and exercise rooms. The use of glass railing and zero-edge doors carefully preserve the view. A Grand ARDA for Outdoor Living Design goes to RG Designs and K2 Design Group Designers: Richard Guzman with Jenny Provost From: Bonita Springs, Florida
Majestic Santa Barbara Stone Veneer Pool - Coronado Manufactured Stone Veneer
Majestic Santa Barbara Stone Veneer Pool - Coronado Manufactured Stone Veneer
Coronado Stone ProductsCoronado Stone Products
This amazing outdoor pool and patio oasis is adorned with Coronado Stone Products Santa Barbara stone veneer in the color Brookshire. This large stone veneer with a subtly chiseled texture adds the perfect accent to any secluded backyard hideaway. Santa Barbara is a large thin manufactured stone veneer that can be applied to most substrates. Create your own beautiful backyard oasis with products from Coronado Stone. Image courtesy of Toll Brothers. View more images at http://www.coronado.com
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Modern Pool with Custom Water Feature
Modern Pool with Custom Water Feature
Bonick LandscapingBonick Landscaping
The focal feature of the landscape is a 10ft screening wall with a circular porcelain tiled fountain, Modern chaise lounges line the ipe sun deck beside the reflective, rectangular pool.
Modern PearlStepping stone pavers provide a walkway adjacent to the glass tile r
Modern PearlStepping stone pavers provide a walkway adjacent to the glass tile r
Ryan Hughes DesignRyan Hughes Design
Stepping stone pavers provide a walkway adjacent to the glass tile raised spill-over spa. The shimmering blue tile brings a brilliance in contrast to the Pearl Marble surfaces. Matte black and white tile offers additional contrast within the soothing waterfall wall. Images by Jimi Smith Photography.
Naples Reserve Model Home
Naples Reserve Model Home
Design Studio by RaymondDesign Studio by Raymond
While not overly large by way of swimming purposes, the Pool allows the comfort of sunbathing on its umbrella covered wet shelf that is removable when full sunlight is required to work away those winter whites. Illuminated water runs around a wooden deck that feels as if you are floating over the pool and a submerged spa area transports you to the back of a yacht in harbor at night time. The linear fire pit provides warmth on those rarely found winter days in Naples, yet offers nightly ambiance to the adjacent Spa or Lanai area for a focal point when enjoying the use of it. 12” x 24” Shell Stone lines the pool and lanai deck to create a tranquil pallet that moves the eye across its plain feel and focuses on the glass waterline tile and light grey glass infused pebble finish. LED Bubblers line the submerged gas heated Spa so as to create both a sound and visual barrier to enclose the resident of this relaxation space and allow them to disappear into the warmth of the water while enjoying the ambient noise of their affects.
Modern black pool with glass mosaic
Modern black pool with glass mosaic
Simple StepsSimple Steps
This modern pool uses a unconventional mosaic color giving a beautiful and distinctive look. The mosaic is color 260, and it has bands of aventurina, which gives it a subtle glittery effect. There are many mosaic colors that share this effect including greens, browns, blues and more. Combinations can also be made to fit your style.
California Spa Retreat from a No-Tell Motel Pool
California Spa Retreat from a No-Tell Motel Pool
Michael Norpell's Wall To WallMichael Norpell's Wall To Wall
Using the existing shell, we were able to transform the look and feel of the pool and its surroundings. Poured concrete, Trex decks, planters, and a fly-over bridge create an engaging space with intentional poolside social areas. Linda Oyama Bryan Photography
765 studio/residence, a modern residence in Atlanta, Georgia
765 studio/residence, a modern residence in Atlanta, Georgia
TaC studios, architectsTaC studios, architects
Pool oasis in Atlanta with large deck. The pool finish is Pebble Sheen by Pebble Tec, the dimensions are 8' wide x 50' long. The deck is Dasso XTR bamboo decking.
Semi Inground Pool Patio - Lindenhurst, NY 11757
Semi Inground Pool Patio - Lindenhurst, NY 11757
Stone Creations of Long Island Pavers & MasonryStone Creations of Long Island Pavers & Masonry
Semi Inground Pool Patio - Lindenhurst, NY 11757 - Stone Creations of Long Island, Deer Park, Ny 11729 - (631) 678-6896

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