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March 4, 2015
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Dwarf Jasmine

    Bookmark   March 5, 2015 at 6:27AM
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October 27, 2014
dre2th wrote:
New pool construction - Do you build pools in Miami?
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I"m not a builder, so no. But design, yes.
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October 25, 2014
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I have to say.....this is by far the best use of space I've ever come across on any forum....every detail as your eye follows the space is like an art gallery ....can you tell me the size lot this home was placed on and front and side dimensions ? Also the wood wall as you walk to the kitchen on the right is that a powder room or garage access? Thanking you in advance.

    Bookmark   on Sunday at 7:33AM
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Thank you so much. The lot size is 160'x145' and has streets on 3 sides. The wood wall in the kitchen conceals the pantry....or what I call "Kid zone"....their refrig, their snack place, their mess. The kitchen then can remain clutter free.

    Bookmark   on Monday at 6:03AM
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October 1, 2014
anetk wrote:
Well designed! Can you tell me the size of the pool
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12' wide, 36'6" long total. Spa is about 12'w x 6' and sun shelf at the opposite end is 12'w x 6' as well
    Bookmark   October 2, 2014 at 5:29AM
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May 23, 2014
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No. Standard pool. Just the coping is concrete "tabby finish"
    Bookmark   May 24, 2014 at 7:25PM
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January 26, 2014
drcarol56 wrote:
what is the dimension of this spa/pool combination? - Please!
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12' wide, 36'6" long. Spa is about 6' deep and sun shelf at the opposite end is 6ft as well
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12' wide, 36'6" long. Spa is about 6' deep and sun shelf at the opposite end is 6ft as well
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January 3, 2014
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The pool tile was something we got from our individual pool contractor. 1x1 mosaics. Yes, there is tile on top of the wall in between the steps.
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December 2, 2013
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Thank you for your response. I think recessed screens are a good idea for some of the transitional months. We live in Gainesville, FL and our temps are fantastic at the moment, but a mosquito will always find a way in during the evenings if the doors are open. After a hard freeze, they'll disappear until spring. The don't call it the Swamp for nothing, but we're planning to build in St Pete and I hope proximity to the Gulf will improve the insect issue. Thanks again. Nice work.
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I went to school in Gainesville. I totally agree. St. Pete will be nice. Retractable screens will impact design but can be a seamless element once figured out. Best of luck. Let me know I can help. My email
    Bookmark   December 3, 2013 at 5:19AM
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September 19, 2013
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It is poured in place concrete by a local contractor. The sea shells are added at the last minute and then finished smooth. They came back next day and pressure washed surface to expose shell aggregate.
    Bookmark   September 20, 2013 at 5:39AM
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June 22, 2013
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It is concrete finished with seashells. Called a Tabby Finish.
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February 21, 2013
sophath wrote:
how thick are the floating slab steppers? - how much do they overhang the footing?
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16in wide. No overhang. The dividing wall below is also 16".
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November 27, 2012
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Yes, photo exaggerates the length. There is also a swim shelf at other end. It's not a huge pool all said and done but scale works for us and within context.
    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 5:36PM
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What size is this pool , its fab
    Bookmark   September 22, 2013 at 8:02AM
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September 23, 2012
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Below the steps there is a diving wall between the spa and pool. Water just barely flows thru. To reduce the time it takes to heat the spa in the winter, we let the water level fall low so that no water "escapes" to the pool.
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June 13, 2014
bblanning wrote:
Can you tell me dimensions of the stepping stones and material used?
March 2, 2014
Melissa wrote:
No question, love the pool! How perfect! Well done. - Great pool!

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This pool in Florida is logically placed in the courtyard of a U-shape plan. This makes the pool the focus of the outdoor space, but also an impediment. The stepping stones deal with the latter.

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12' x 36'6" pool. step stones are 16"
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