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Lake Travis Retreat contemporary-pool

Lake Travis Retreat


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mjmarshall wrote:
Love the pool edge. What is it called? - What is this type of "pool edge" called? Thank You
   Comment   September 17, 2011
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We call it "wet deck" - it's level with the deck, but has a slot drain around the edge for the water's overflow.
April 5, 2013 at 10:04am     
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How does it skim the pool?
where do leaves go?
May 30, 2013 at 3:55pm   
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In a home on Lake Travis in Austin, Texas, two wings are connected by a long open breezeway. Again, the pool occupies the courtyard, and a visual axis leads the eye outward into a grove of lovely live oaks, which themselves help complete the overall composition. I am particularly drawn to the way asymmetry is used here to great effect, while the parts of the composition create balance. There are several very clever design moves here: Placing the angled wooden lounge chairs along solid, hard-edged stone walls makes beautiful contrast, and the columns supporting the shelter at the terrace beyond extend the punctuating effect of the tree trunks. The open, recessed, covered loggia on the left is mirrored by its opposite: solid stone walls. And notice how the sky and earth are merged by the pool, making each wing of the house appear to float in space, but "bridged" beneath the oak canopy.
Everything the eye sees here is in perfect harmony with the larger environment. The courtyard pool lines up with the breezeway to frame a rugged stand of desert trees; together they draw your attention to the vast sky. The negative spaces — sky, trees and distant hills — are as important as the positive ones — home, pool and breezeway.

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Ulli Hentschel added this to front courtyard
July 20, 2014
leighdavis added this to Lonesome Circle Courtyard
July 15, 2014
Clean, simple, clean lines. The glass area could be the front, entrance area.
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love the interaction of the trees with the home
dfsmity added this to dfsmity's Ideas
July 13, 2014
All of it
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July 10, 2014
Covered walkway, frame of view
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July 6, 2014
two wings are connected by a long open breezeway. Again, the pool occupies the courtyard, and a visual axis leads the eye outward into a grove of lovely live oaks, which themselves help complete the overall composition.
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July 4, 2014
Dark pool
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courtyard pool
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June 29, 2014
overhang on left
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June 28, 2014
Opening the view on one side of the courtyard and allowing the reflection of the trees into the pool
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Sliding doors
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June 23, 2014
Trees framed, delicate wooden pergola
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Tree trunks
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trees framed
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June 20, 2014
courtyard, breezeway and view
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pool in between
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view from courtyard to back
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June 9, 2014
Complete flow thorugh
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June 6, 2014
Love this
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Pool and breezeway
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Walkway! Connect home and guest home!
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Open living extension to master addition?
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Nice framing of trees/view
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May 5, 2014
Love the trees
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May 1, 2014
glass end can be open, i.e. 5 panel slider
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open middle view for backyard
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April 24, 2014
Courtyard with pool
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April 23, 2014
Beautiful outdoor space.
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April 23, 2014
like how they tied the sides together
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April 22, 2014
this is it, you have taken the idea right out of my head, amazing. Beautiful home
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April 21, 2014
Great pool view/ framing
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April 20, 2014
"closed in" end = some kind of spanning structure that could have lights hanging from it or could be closed in for total privacy.
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Passarela coberta que une dois espaços
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Makes a feature out of the trees
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Inviting nature into living space
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Open connection.
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zero edge?
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Wet deck with slot drain
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Interesting pool courtyard
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multi layer sliding doors
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water courtyard
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March 3, 2014
all window pass through room by pool - this could work for us
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March 3, 2014
Africa; pool.
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March 3, 2014
Simple pool
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Framing view with wing of roof only
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February 27, 2014
The edge/waterline?
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February 19, 2014
this is kind of what I am thinking with a spa on the end, not a lap pool though, wider and deeper at one end for water aerobics. the lanai on the end could partially cover, the spa, maybe......Very simple
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February 18, 2014
This would give us a Courtyard but open up the option to keep a view of the pond.
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February 18, 2014
living room open to world
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Workout room
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factory gate
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Pool w/Vista thru bldg
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Tree framed
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Outdoor landscape
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See through for two great virws
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Simple space, grouping of trees
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Acabados, piscina
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Link tussen twee eenhede
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Hill country
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January 21, 2014
Wet deck pool edge.
Carrie Scheetz added this to carriescheetz
January 19, 2014
pool in middle of house
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January 18, 2014
so calm
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January 16, 2014
awesome breezeway
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January 14, 2014
covered breezeway :)
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pool color--grey
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opening to the view on one side of courtyard
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extended roof and bridge
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December 31, 2013
courtyard house
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Pool between living areas.
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Corridor link
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Oak tree
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Could use breezeway to connect guest and family bedroom areas.
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November 29, 2013
Water level
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Long open breezeway
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wet deck
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Love this
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Breezeway, view through the building and trees
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Like the courtyard
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trees thru the breezeway
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Breezeway separating pavilions
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See thru
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Techito entre carport y casa
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Courtyard pool
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House/pool layout
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Dick Clark and Associates Architects & designers AUSTIN
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pool edge
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C yard5
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Nice flushness
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Pool house
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In a warmer climate this would be fun.
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September 12, 2013
Is this pool in own courtyard? That would be awesome- keep neighbor kids out
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beautiful tie in
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piscina a nivel de terraza
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Way to bring the organic into a created space
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The extended rafter on left of pic
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Need to plan connector to mum's house since they are supposed to look like one home
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courtyard idea
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August 24, 2013
Frame the view
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Pool edge
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August 17, 2013
It has a very nice pool
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Terraza 2
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August 7, 2013
Note that this is NOT a PHATport design, but a reference for our customers of how we might use a PHATport structure to bridge two edifices. This is an excellent example of framing an environment with a passageway structure. We congratulate the designer here.
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telescoping/disappearing door
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open courtyard
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breezeway between to parts of house?
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The tree trunks - so beautiful!
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Pool on the inside.
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the idea of a hallway connecting the rooms
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Swimming pool
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Idea we are going for from back porch to living then to courtyard
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view at end could be doors that open
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Pool in a courtyard
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sliding glass doors
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July 11, 2013
My daughter was wondering if we made the pool black it would soak up the sun and warm the water, lol!?
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wet deck pool style
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court yard
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Door and flow of courtyard
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Phat city
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Walkway between main house and master bedroom
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Love this pool
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Of course... Lake Travis!
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Multilevel platforms
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June 22, 2013
that could work
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Covered area for guest house
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stone with parapet walls and cool trellis
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would be perfect if with the mountain view
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Lake Travis
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Corners of deck with walls
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love the breeze way
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sleek, peaceful
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Sliding doors
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Skinny sun lattice
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Патио между двумя зданиями
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Gorgeous. Love the rectangular shape with the open back, plus the stonework.
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Open and closed spaces.
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Love this layout
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