Cathy Schwabe Architecture
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Palo Alto Green Point Rated House contemporary porch

Palo Alto Green Point Rated House

2nd floor deck with outdoor shower + tub, living roof and built in bench.
Architect: Cathy Schwabe Architecture
Interior Design: John Lum Architecture
Landscape Architect: Arterra LLP, Vera Gates
Lighting Design: Alice Prussin
Color Consultant: Judith Paquette
Photograph: David Wakely

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lindacase wrote:
Tub - Is that a heated soaking tub? Is it available? I've been searching in vain for one like we used in Japan and that looks like it might be similar, basically a hot tub with no jets.
     Comment   December 16, 2013
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You could also try searching "ofuro" which is the term for a traditional japanese soaking tub.
December 20, 2013 at 11:19am   
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I'll do that, thanks.
December 20, 2013 at 11:37am   
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kwollan wrote:
Can you tell us what brand the windows are? Look like aluminum - thanks!
   Comment   November 27, 2012
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Cathy Schwabe Architecture
These windows are aluminum -- they are made by a great company in Sacramento, CA called Blomberg. They are a terrific company to work with and make wonderful windows. Their tech services dept is great -- and they will help you with any kind of window design question you might have. The windows on this house almost all combine several different types of operation -- for example this window has a fixed upper lite over an lower lite that is an inswinging hopper -- not something shown in their catalogue but easy for them to do. I really enjoy working with them.
- Cathy
November 28, 2012 at 8:42am   
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hi there can u pls tell me where the blue and white tiles are from? thanks
May 25, 2013 at 9:11pm   
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Becky Harris added this to Why Is There a Bathtub in the Backyard?
Architect Cathy Schwabe's clients for the home shown here love getaway weekends at places with private outdoor spas, and they brought a similar sanctuary to their own house. She created privacy with louvers, sliding doors and planters in this second-story garden. The greater garden area is also full of edible plants. "Bathing outside, whether soaking in the tub or standing under the shower, is quite the amazing experience, and is not something we do much, after a very young age, without a swimsuit," Schwabe says. "Imagine starting the day by taking a steam shower, then walking out the glass door to the outdoor shower to cool off, and stopping to graze on berries and various stone fruit before returning to get dressed to go to the office."

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Outdoor shower and tub.
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outdoor shower
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My favorite. Wood is warm. Pavers, grass, gravel, dog friendly. Hand-held showers. Stone/tile backdrop. Works nicely with house. Visually and sensually appealing.
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pool little screened porch
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cool with small tile pop to pick up tile or color somewhere else?
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Cool outdoor shower.
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The use of flagstones and plants between them
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Great outdoor shower
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Herbs around stepping stones
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2nd story garden!!
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Edible plants in this second-floor oasis.
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Hot tub and fireplace.
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Privacy and walkway
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Outdoor shower
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outdoor shower
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shower. tub. outdoors.
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backyard idea
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outdoor showers ROCK
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wall with outdoor showers
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OUTDOOR SHOWER!!!!! we have one at the capecod house and we love it... why not one here!?? and the hot tub is there too, we just need to stick it IN the ground, and at some rocks and a mini waterfall. and somemore rock to make it seem more natural.
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What do you like about this photo? The flowers
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Soaking tub?
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showers with adjacent louvers
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Coral wall in shower and on tub wall? Inset shelf above tub with waterfall feature offset to the north?
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Fence idea
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outdoor shower and hot tub!
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outdoor bathroom
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outdoor shower
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for our house
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outdoor shower in background
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Bathroom courtyard - Like the cutout window
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outdoor shower
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outside shower
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Best ever
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Outdoor Shower
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privacy wall
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out door shower and tub
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outside master BR
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This is pretty cool, I wonder how I could create this at my house?
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wood detail on corner of roof and vegetation
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outside shower
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shower on deck?
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need all the ideas I can get to create my own someday
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Its the feel of it that enjoyable
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modern Tatsukara
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Not sure what's going on here but I like it!
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Outdoor shower
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Outdoor bathroom awesome idea
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banc extérieur
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Outdoor shower? Yes please!
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Outdoor space
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Out door showers
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Integration of hot tub materials skirting
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The shower wall and bench on the house!
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Hot tub space...
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Outdoor shower
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