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Floreat Residence
Floreat Residence
Moda Interiors
Landscaping by Tim Davies Landscaping. D Max Photography
Photo of a small contemporary side yard rectangular lap pool in Perth with tile.
Myrtle Bank
Myrtle Bank
Hills & City Construction
Contemporary side yard rectangular pool in Adelaide.
Lap Pool
Lap Pool
Studio GA
Design ideas for a contemporary side yard rectangular lap pool in Sydney with natural stone pavers.
St Anns
St Anns
Anderson Homes Pty Ltd
Inspiration for a mid-sized contemporary side yard rectangular lap pool in Melbourne.
Contemporary Landscape and Pool Lap Design
Contemporary Landscape and Pool Lap Design
Exterior Worlds Landscaping & Design
A family in West University contacted us to design a contemporary Houston landscape for them. They live on a double lot, which is large for that neighborhood. They had built a custom home on the property, and they wanted a unique indoor-outdoor living experience that integrated a modern pool into the aesthetic of their home interior. This was made possible by the design of the home itself. The living room can be fully opened to the yard by sliding glass doors. The pool we built is actually a lap swimming pool that measures a full 65 feet in length. Not only is this pool unique in size and design, but it is also unique in how it ties into the home. The patio literally connects the living room to the edge of the water. There is no coping, so you can literally walk across the patio into the water and start your swim in the heated, lighted interior of the pool. Even for guests who do not swim, the proximity of the water to the living room makes the entire pool-patio layout part of the exterior design. This is a common theme in modern pool design. The patio is also notable because it is constructed from stones that fit so tightly together the joints seem to disappear. Although the linear edges of the stones are faintly visible, the surface is one contiguous whole whose linear seamlessness supports both the linearity of the home and the lengthwise expanse of the pool. While the patio design is strictly linear to tie the form of the home to that of the pool, our modern pool is decorated with a running bond pattern of tile work. Running bond is a design pattern that uses staggered stone, brick, or tile layouts to create something of a linear puzzle board effect that captures the eye. We created this pattern to compliment the brick work of the home exterior wall, thus aesthetically tying fine details of the pool to home architecture. At the opposite end of the pool, we built a fountain into the side of the home's perimeter wall. The fountain head is actually square, mirroring the bricks in the wall. Unlike a typical fountain, the water here pours out in a horizontal plane which even more reinforces the theme of the quadrilateral geometry and linear movement of the modern pool. We decorated the front of the home with a custom garden consisting of small ground cover plant species. We had to be very cautious around the trees due to West U’s strict tree preservation policies. In order to avoid damaging tree roots, we had to avoid digging too deep into the earth. The species used in this garden—Japanese Ardesia, foxtail ferns, and dwarf mondo not only avoid disturbing tree roots, but they are low-growth by nature and highly shade resistant. We also built a gravel driveway that provides natural water drainage and preserves the root zone for trees. Concrete pads cross the driveway to give the homeowners a sure-footing for walking to and from their vehicles.
Modern Cape Cod Cottage
Modern Cape Cod Cottage
Richard Drummond Davis Architects
Design ideas for a small transitional side yard rectangular lap pool in Dallas with concrete slab.
Montauk, NY Shingle Style
Montauk, NY Shingle Style
Robert A. Lenahan Architect AIA PLLC
Design ideas for a beach style side yard rectangular pool in Boston.
Bungalow at Carmichael Road
Bungalow at Carmichael Road
Visual Text Architect
Edward Hendricks
Design ideas for a large tropical side yard rectangular lap pool in Singapore with concrete slab.
Spanish Colonial Custom New Home,  River Oaks
Spanish Colonial Custom New Home, River Oaks
Mirador Builders
This is an example of a large mediterranean side yard rectangular lap pool in Houston with a water feature and brick pavers.
Coastal Compound
Coastal Compound
Patrick Ahearn Architect
Greg Premru
Design ideas for a large beach style side yard rectangular pool in Boston with natural stone pavers and a pool house.
Project Outdoor Sauna Combi + Infrared Lounger
Project Outdoor Sauna Combi + Infrared Lounger
Ambient Elements
Alpha Wellness Sensations is a global leader in sauna manufacturing, indoor and outdoor design for traditional saunas, infrared cabins, steam baths, salt caves and tanning beds. Our company runs its own research offices and production plant in order to provide a wide range of innovative and individually designed wellness solutions.
PISCINA DISEÑO
PISCINA DISEÑO
Piscinas Lass
Tomas Campoy
This is an example of a mid-sized contemporary side yard rectangular lap pool in Other with decking.
Poolside Dining and Entertainment
Poolside Dining and Entertainment
MARK IV Builders, Inc
The carpenters at MARK IV Builders designed and built both sets of sliding bard doors using western red cedar to match the siding and pergola. The supplier was Exotic Lumber in Frederick, Maryland. The pool deck is Travertine and the patio and kitchen floor is flagstone.
Traumhaus mit Nussbaum Furnier
Traumhaus mit Nussbaum Furnier
Schorn & Groh GmbH
Fast 700 m² hochwertiges Nussbaum-Furnier verleihen den Innenräumen des exklusiven Karlsruher Einfamilienhauses eine wohnliche Behaglichkeit. In der Planungsphase besuchten Architekt Jörg Dettling und Schreiner Martin Fuchs gemeinsam das Furnierlager in Karlsruhe, um einen passenden Stamm nach ihren Vorstellungen auszusuchen. Sie entschieden sich für einen Nussbaumstamm mit sehr guter Innenausbauqualität. Der Stamm überzeugte mit einer sehr geraden, gleichmäßigen Struktur, ohne Äste und Verwachsungen. Die Furniere sind mindestens 2,60m lang, der Bildaufbau wirkt schlank und die Pakete haben eine einheitliche dunkelbraune Farbe. Eine besondere Herausforderung bei der Verarbeitung des Nussbaum-Stammes stellte der Küchenhochschrank mit einer Wandabwicklung um zwei Ecken dar, sowie die Verkleidung der Galeriebrüstung, die auf einer Länge von 8,50m längs furniert wurde. Das Einfamilienhaus mit integrierter Praxis vereint Wohnen, Arbeiten, Zusammenleben, Rückzug und Wandel unter einem markanten Dach. Um die großzügige Wirkung der Räume zu unterstreichen, wurden nur wenige, hochwertige und warme Materialien verwendet. Die Kombination aus Schiefer, Nussbaumholz und leuchtend weißem Putz verleihen eine wohnliche Behaglichkeit. Architekt Dettling legte bei der Planung des Hauses Wert darauf, dass die Familie genügend Raum für die gemeinsame Zeit und gleichzeitig Freiraum zur individuellen Entfaltung hat. Raumhohe Verglasungen lassen viel Licht in das Gebäude und verleihen dem Innenraum eine luftige Großzügigkeit. Das Wohn- und Praxishaus mit seinem wellenförmigen Dach und Schwimmteich ist eine herrliche Oase für Vier. Fotos: D. Vieser
Elegant Modern at Estancia | Pool
Elegant Modern at Estancia | Pool
Drewett Works
The primary goal for this project was to craft a modernist derivation of pueblo architecture. Set into a heavily laden boulder hillside, the design also reflects the nature of the stacked boulder formations. The site, located near local landmark Pinnacle Peak, offered breathtaking views which were largely upward, making proximity an issue. Maintaining southwest fenestration protection and maximizing views created the primary design constraint. The views are maximized with careful orientation, exacting overhangs, and wing wall locations. The overhangs intertwine and undulate with alternating materials stacking to reinforce the boulder strewn backdrop. The elegant material palette and siting allow for great harmony with the native desert. The Elegant Modern at Estancia was the collaboration of many of the Valley's finest luxury home specialists. Interiors guru David Michael Miller contributed elegance and refinement in every detail. Landscape architect Russ Greey of Greey | Pickett contributed a landscape design that not only complimented the architecture, but nestled into the surrounding desert as if always a part of it. And contractor Manship Builders -- Jim Manship and project manager Mark Laidlaw -- brought precision and skill to the construction of what architect C.P. Drewett described as "a watch." Project Details | Elegant Modern at Estancia Architecture: CP Drewett, AIA, NCARB Builder: Manship Builders, Carefree, AZ Interiors: David Michael Miller, Scottsdale, AZ Landscape: Greey | Pickett, Scottsdale, AZ Photography: Dino Tonn, Scottsdale, AZ Publications: "On the Edge: The Rugged Desert Landscape Forms the Ideal Backdrop for an Estancia Home Distinguished by its Modernist Lines" Luxe Interiors + Design, Nov/Dec 2015. Awards: 2015 PCBC Grand Award: Best Custom Home over 8,000 sq. ft. 2015 PCBC Award of Merit: Best Custom Home over 8,000 sq. ft. The Nationals 2016 Silver Award: Best Architectural Design of a One of a Kind Home - Custom or Spec 2015 Excellence in Masonry Architectural Award - Merit Award Photography: Dino Tonn
Amante
Amante
J. Montgomery Designs
This client started with their home remodel and then hired us to create the exterior as an extension of the interior living space. The backyard was sloped and did not provide much flat area. We built a completely private inner courtyard with an over-sized entry door, tile patio, and a colorful custom water feature to create an intimate gathering space. The backyard redesign included a small pool with spa addition (*pictured here), fireplace, shade structures and built in wall fountain. Photo Credit - Cynthia Montgomery *Gorgeous lap pool anchored by a raised spa with intricate tile details.
Cornubia
Cornubia
Everscapes
Large contemporary side yard custom-shaped infinity pool in Brisbane with a hot tub and decking.
Carlton Plunge Pool
Carlton Plunge Pool
Momentum Pools
This is an example of a small contemporary side yard rectangular pool in Melbourne with decking.
Duxbury Pool
Duxbury Pool
a Blade of Grass
Pool end with diving stone and view of Duxbury Bay. Photo by Charles Mayer
Design ideas for a mid-sized traditional side yard rectangular pool in Boston with a hot tub and natural stone pavers.
Duxbury Pool
Duxbury Pool
a Blade of Grass
Hot tub with granite coping and sheer descent waterfall into the pool. Photo by Charles Mayer
Design ideas for a mid-sized traditional side yard rectangular pool in Boston with a hot tub and natural stone pavers.
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