Hilltop Mediterranean mediterranean-pool

Hilltop Mediterranean

Home built by JMA (Jim Murphy and Associates); designed by Ned Forrest, Forrest Architects. Photo credit: Tim Maloney, Technical Imagery Studios.

This home's Mediterranean design provides thick, plastered masonry walls, deeply recessed windows and cast concrete pavers that help to keep the home cool and comfortable in the hot summer months. The winters are equally moderate, thanks to the radiant heating system in the floors.

The smoothness of the exterior plaster walls is juxtaposed against the rough texture in the dark, wooden siding. This rough texture is echoed by the board-formed concrete in the home's foundation, columns and column wall which overlooks the solar-heated pool. In addition to the two-story, three bedroom home, the project includes an upper floor studio with its own exterior staircase, a detached garage and the swimming pool and patio.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

I also love the idea of having a heated pool someday. What a perfect combination of heating and cooling in one!

What Houzzers are commenting on:

TREX COMPANY INC added this to Pools
December 12, 2013
It doesn't get much better than a pool with a view.
visionary added this to ABAZARI EXTERIOR AND POOL
August 26, 2013
randhans added this to randhans's Ideas
March 6, 2013
shanaleigh added this to shanaleigh's ideas
February 11, 2013
just like my hilltop
yellowdog66 added this to yellowdog66's ideas for road's end farm
December 17, 2012
level down to pool
katrina50 added this to Kate's Pool
August 23, 2012
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August 20, 2012
cheryl1982 added this to cheryl1982's ideas
July 11, 2012
love simple
kjlandis added this to Pool
July 11, 2012
Concrete border
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June 25, 2012
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June 23, 2012
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May 28, 2012
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May 18, 2012
Raised pool
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May 15, 2012
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May 14, 2012
House in Europe
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February 18, 2012
Edging on pool
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January 29, 2012
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January 18, 2012
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January 13, 2012
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September 25, 2011
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September 11, 2011
letexas added this to patio
August 26, 2011
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July 20, 2011
Simple, clean
letexas added this to letexas's Favorites
July 2, 2011
kleptomaniac added this to a "client"
February 23, 2011
I'm not permitted to have clients( I'm not getting paid and it's a family friend.). But I'm going to do it anyways. I could try it once.
cdavis46 added this to pool landscaping
February 12, 2011
tall evergreens
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January 19, 2011
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January 17, 2011
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November 10, 2010
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August 26, 2010
Solitude created by no fencing
webdebbie added this to webdebbie's ideas
August 20, 2010
nice landscape
shaunabo added this to shaunabo's ideas
July 10, 2010
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