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Curved House

The Curved House is a modern residence with distinctive lines. Conceived in plan as a U-shaped form, this residence features a courtyard that allows for a private retreat to an outdoor pool and a custom fire pit. The master wing flanks one side of this central space while the living spaces, a pool cabana, and a view to an adjacent creek form the remainder of the perimeter.

A signature masonry wall gently curves in two places signifying both the primary entrance and the western wall of the pool cabana. An eclectic and vibrant material palette of brick, Spanish roof tile, Ipe, Western Red Cedar, and various interior finish tiles add to the dramatic expanse of the residence. The client’s interest in suitability is manifested in numerous locations, which include a photovoltaic array on the cabana roof, a geothermal system, radiant floor heating, and a design which provides natural daylighting and views in every room. Photo Credit: Mike Sinclair
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Braswell Homes Inc wrote:
Deck material help - Love your deck. What material did you use?
   Comment   September 19, 2012

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Of course the edge of the house facing the courtyard is not exactly like the letter U; it has ins and outs that provide more corners for the rooms and create smaller zones within the outdoor space. Note the seating pit beyond the pool, also visible in the next photo.
Annie Thornton added this to Houzz Tour: Breathtaking Prairie Retreat
Hufft designs spaces meant to inspire, but ultimately he aims to create homes that really make you feel comfortable — from the inside out. The Curved House is full of light and warmth, and leaves you feeling like you've just had a big breath of fresh air.See more photos of the Curved HousePhotography by Mike SinclairMore:Stunning Berkeley Courtyard HouseHome Designs: The U-Shaped House PlanThe Case for Interior Courtyards
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Light the background. When the budget is stretched on the interior of a home, it’s hard to think about the exterior and landscaping. But outdoor lighting is especially important when your home has living areas with large windows. Remember at night, from your living areas, any glass walls will appear as dark planes if care isn’t taken to light the area behind the glass. It doesn’t have to be much light, just bright enough to see from inside. Lighting recessed into overhead soffits can be tightly focused on the ground, and that’s usually enough to deaden the black-hole effect. Doing this will also expand your perception and sense of space outward. You’ll be glad you did.

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deck and glass doors
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last Tuesday
Love the step in fire pit and appears to be zero entry
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last Tuesday
This house is off the hook. Damn!!!
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last Sunday
Depressed fire pit
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Depressed fire pit
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April 13, 2014
outside
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April 12, 2014
Like lights
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April 7, 2014
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April 7, 2014
L-shaped
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April 6, 2014
Have a "dropped area" in the backyard.
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April 5, 2014
Spa and steps into pool
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April 4, 2014
Light the background. When the budget is stretched on the interior of a home, it’s hard to think about the exterior and landscaping. But outdoor lighting is especially important when your home has living areas with large windows. Remember at night, from your living areas, any glass walls will appear as dark planes if care isn’t taken to light the area behind the glass. It doesn’t have to be much light, just bright enough to see from inside. Lighting recessed into overhead soffits can be tightly focused on the ground, and that’s usually enough to deaden the black-hole effect. Doing this will also expand your perception and sense of space outward. You’ll be glad you did.
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April 3, 2014
SUNKEN SITTING AREA ON DECK
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April 1, 2014
sunken lounge area
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March 31, 2014
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March 29, 2014
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March 24, 2014
I like the house and the pool
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March 23, 2014
pool
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March 22, 2014
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March 16, 2014
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March 16, 2014
Fire pit
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March 16, 2014
Exterior down lights
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March 16, 2014
remember outdoor lighting if you have a lot of glass otherwise the glass will look black at night.
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March 14, 2014
Outdoor design
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March 12, 2014
maybe sinking the fireplace down similar to this pit
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March 12, 2014
pool house concept
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March 10, 2014
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March 10, 2014
Light the background. When the budget is stretched on the interior of a home, it’s hard to think about the exterior and landscaping. But outdoor lighting is especially important when your home has living areas with large windows. Remember at night, from your living areas, any glass walls will appear as dark planes if care isn’t taken to light the area behind the glass. It doesn’t have to be much light, just bright enough to see from inside.
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March 10, 2014
firepit next to a pool
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March 10, 2014
Spaces
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March 9, 2014
Fire pit wood coloring lighting
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March 9, 2014
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March 9, 2014
Outside look
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sunken fire pit
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March 9, 2014
soffet exterior lighting
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March 8, 2014
Light the background. When the budget is stretched on the interior of a home, it’s hard to think about the exterior and landscaping. But outdoor lighting is especially important when your home has living areas with large windows. Remember at night, from your living areas, any glass walls will appear as dark planes if care isn’t taken to light the area behind the glass. It doesn’t have to be much light, just bright enough to see from inside. Lighting recessed into overhead soffits can be tightly focused on the ground, and that’s usually enough to deaden the black-hole effect. Doing this will also expand your perception and sense of space outward. You’ll be glad you did.
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March 8, 2014
Lighting
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March 8, 2014
the outdoor fire
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March 7, 2014
view
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March 7, 2014
Conversation pit
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March 7, 2014
Recessed lighting in eaves
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March 7, 2014
Fire pit near the pool.
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March 7, 2014
any glass walls appear as dark planes from inside the room if you don't light the area outside. doesnt have to be much, just enough to see from inside
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March 6, 2014
Lighting Tricks--Light the background. When the budget is stretched on the interior of a home, it’s hard to think about the exterior and landscaping. But outdoor lighting is especially important when your home has living areas with large windows. Remember at night, from your living areas, any glass walls will appear as dark planes if care isn’t taken to light the area behind the glass. It doesn’t have to be much light, just bright enough to see from inside. Lighting recessed into overhead soffits can be tightly focused on the ground, and that’s usually enough to deaden the black-hole effect. Doing this will also expand your perception and sense of space outward. You’ll be glad you did.
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March 6, 2014
Water close to the house
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March 6, 2014
Why need to light the area by sliding doors - at night, from inside, any glass walls will appear as dark planes.So need to light the area behind the glass. It doesn’t have to be much light, just bright enough to see from inside, to deaden the black-hole effect. Doing this will also expand your perception and sense of space outward.
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March 6, 2014
pool
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March 6, 2014
Pool, sunken seating
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March 6, 2014
Light the background. When the budget is stretched on the interior of a home, it’s hard to think about the exterior and landscaping. But outdoor lighting is especially important when your home has living areas with large windows. Remember at night, from your living areas, any glass walls will appear as dark planes if care isn’t taken to light the area behind the glass. It doesn’t have to be much light, just bright enough to see from inside. Lighting recessed into overhead soffits can be tightly focused on the ground, and that’s usually enough to deaden the black-hole effect. Doing this will also expand your perception and sense of space outward. You’ll be glad you did.
markerardo added this to CB likes
March 6, 2014
Do we want lights in overhang outside kitchen/great room?
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March 6, 2014
Love it!
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March 6, 2014
Light the background. When the budget is stretched on the interior of a home, it’s hard to think about the exterior and landscaping. But outdoor lighting is especially important when your home has living areas with large windows. Remember at night, from your living areas, any glass walls will appear as dark planes if care isn’t taken to light the area behind the glass. It doesn’t have to be much light, just bright enough to see from inside. Lighting recessed into overhead soffits can be tightly focused on the ground, and that’s usually enough to deaden the black-hole effect. Doing this will also expand your perception and sense of space outward. You’ll be glad you did.
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March 6, 2014
Sobre la ventana que da al deck iluminar la parte de afuera desde arriba como muestran las ventanas de la foto
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March 6, 2014
Sunken fire pit
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March 6, 2014
Design Workshop: Cool Lighting Tricks
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March 6, 2014
pool lighting
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March 6, 2014
Lighting in pool
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March 6, 2014
outdoor lighting is especially important when your home has living areas with large windows. Remember at night, from your living areas, any glass walls will appear as dark planes if care isn’t taken to light the area behind the glass. It doesn’t have to be much light, just bright enough to see from inside. Lighting recessed into overhead soffits can be tightly focused on the ground, and that’s usually enough to deaden the black-hole effect. Doing this will also expand your perception and sense of space outward.
loyd001 added this to Outdoors
March 6, 2014
at night, from your living areas, any glass walls will appear as dark planes if care isn’t taken to light the area behind the glass. It doesn’t have to be much light, just bright enough to see from inside.
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March 5, 2014
Buite
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March 5, 2014
Light the background. When the budget is stretched on the interior of a home, it’s hard to think about the exterior and landscaping. But outdoor lighting is especially important when your home has living areas with large windows. Remember at night, from your living areas, any glass walls will appear as dark planes if care isn’t taken to light the area behind the glass. It doesn’t have to be much light, just bright enough to see from inside. Lighting recessed into overhead soffits can be tightly focused on the ground, and that’s usually enough to deaden the black-hole effect. Doing this will also expand your perception and sense of space outward. You’ll be glad you did.
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March 5, 2014
Light the background. When the budget is stretched on the interior of a home, it’s hard to think about the exterior and landscaping. But outdoor lighting is especially important when your home has living areas with large windows. Remember at night, from your living areas, any glass walls will appear as dark planes if care isn’t taken to light the area behind the glass. It doesn’t have to be much light, just bright enough to see from inside. Lighting recessed into overhead soffits can be tightly focused on the ground, and that’s usually enough to deaden the black-hole effect. Doing this will also expand your perception and sense of space outward. You’ll be glad you did.
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March 5, 2014
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March 5, 2014
Light the background. When the budget is stretched on the interior of a home, it’s hard to think about the exterior and landscaping. But outdoor lighting is especially important when your home has living areas with large windows. Remember at night, from your living areas, any glass walls will appear as dark planes if care isn’t taken to light the area behind the glass. It doesn’t have to be much light, just bright enough to see from inside. Lighting recessed into overhead soffits can be tightly focused on the ground, and that’s usually enough to deaden the black-hole effect. Doing this will also expand your perception and sense of space outward. You’ll be glad you did.
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March 5, 2014
firepit
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March 5, 2014
lighting recessed into overhead eaves to light the outside
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March 5, 2014
remember to light the outside
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March 5, 2014
U shape house, utilize U, pool in back
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March 5, 2014
lighting
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March 5, 2014
Wow! Fire pit, pool, clean lines
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March 5, 2014
Interesting comments
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March 5, 2014
Do the math. Having a hard time knowing exactly how much light you need in a space? As a rough guide, calculate the square footage of the space you’re trying to light and multiply that total by 1.5 to get the total wattage required. When selecting CFL (compact fluorescent) or LED (light-emitting diode) fixtures, be sure to check the lamp’s incandescent-equivalent wattage. For example, the light output of a 13-watt CFL is equivalent to a 60-watt incandescent. The wattage ratings measure how much electricity the bulb actually uses, not the amount of light it gives off. If you can afford it, use dimmers on every circuit for maximum control of light levels.
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March 5, 2014
Fire pit ; light outside of large glass windows
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March 5, 2014
Cool pool lights
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March 5, 2014
Light the background. When the budget is stretched on the interior of a home, it’s hard to think about the exterior and landscaping. But outdoor lighting is especially important when your home has living areas with large windows. Remember at night, from your living areas, any glass walls will appear as dark planes if care isn’t taken to light the area behind the glass. It doesn’t have to be much light, just bright enough to see from inside
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March 5, 2014
Pool lights that are artistic
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March 5, 2014
The seating arrangment
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March 5, 2014
Light the background. When the budget is stretched on the interior of a home, it’s hard to think about the exterior and landscaping. But outdoor lighting is especially important when your home has living areas with large windows. Remember at night, from your living areas, any glass walls will appear as dark planes if care isn’t taken to light the area behind the glass. It doesn’t have to be much light, just bright enough to see from inside. Lighting recessed into overhead soffits can be tightly focused on the ground, and that’s usually enough to deaden the black-hole effect. Doing this will also expand your perception and sense of space outward. You’ll be glad you did.
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March 5, 2014
sitting area
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March 5, 2014
Outdoor yoga area have fire pit so can do night yoga outsie
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March 5, 2014
outdoor living at the beach!!!
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March 5, 2014
Light the exterior, especially with all the windows!
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March 5, 2014
sala externa
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March 5, 2014
Lighting to ensure windows are not dark plane
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March 5, 2014
interesting use of lights in the pool
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soffits under roof
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March 5, 2014
lighting in sofits outside
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Fire pit
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March 1, 2014
transition of slatted wall on exterior into main area/room
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February 24, 2014
Outdoor living space
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February 15, 2014
Recessed fire pit
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February 12, 2014
PIT
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February 10, 2014
Wide pool
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February 8, 2014
Sunken fire pit
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February 8, 2014
Deck
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February 3, 2014
Área Externa - Piscina
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January 29, 2014
Design
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January 29, 2014
fire pit
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January 29, 2014
nice
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January 28, 2014
Piscina
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January 17, 2014
Not a single plant!!
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January 10, 2014
pool
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January 10, 2014
rambler in a u shape around the pool
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January 8, 2014
I love it ! espically to relax in it in the night !
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January 8, 2014
Hufft Projects Design-Build Firms
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December 30, 2013
Firepit and steps down
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December 26, 2013
sunken fire pit
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December 16, 2013
Sunken sitting area
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November 25, 2013
Sunken firepit
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November 18, 2013
outside sitting area
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November 4, 2013
firepit
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November 4, 2013
Fire pit
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November 4, 2013
Sunken firepit
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November 2, 2013
lowered firepit
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October 30, 2013
decking
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October 27, 2013
seating
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October 12, 2013
fire pit area sunken
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October 12, 2013
Wow, a sunken fire pit
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October 3, 2013
Sunken fire pit is cool
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Shape
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Alberca y fogata
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breezeway
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Flush beach look
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Pileta
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Sunk fire pit
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September 6, 2013
Beyond awesome!!!
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fachada
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glass usage
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sunken firepit
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September 2, 2013
ח. אירוח מעל בריכה + מדרגות בחוץ לפינת ישיבה
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August 30, 2013
Castelo backyard (firepit/pool)
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Outdoor fire pit / casual area
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zero depth pool/ fire-pit
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pool
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sunken fire pit
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U shaped wood walls and soffits
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Backyard
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Sunken seating
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July 22, 2013
DREAM HOUSE
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July 21, 2013
that fire pit i love
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July 20, 2013
want it !!!! the whole thing
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July 17, 2013
Wow
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July 14, 2013
pool
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July 14, 2013
amazing pool
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July 12, 2013
pool and firepit at night
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House slats
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July 11, 2013
Cool Pool
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Pool
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Pool
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Harmonie de l' ensemble
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Firepit
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July 3, 2013
I like the idea of a sunken feel fire pit closest to the water
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July 3, 2013
Stained entrance
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July 2, 2013
Loving these firepits!!
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June 29, 2013
Awesome!
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June 26, 2013
Great outdoor space!
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June 26, 2013
Alberca,sala sumida
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June 25, 2013
fogo de chao
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June 23, 2013
Fire pit off to the side; not in middle of lounge area.
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June 21, 2013
Exterior
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June 19, 2013
Just Awesome! Love the sunken dinning area.
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June 19, 2013
Nice pool
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June 18, 2013
Fire pit
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pit
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firepit
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June 11, 2013
converation pit
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June 11, 2013
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June 8, 2013
Sunken fire pit area
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June 3, 2013
cool
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May 27, 2013
Like the color of the pool
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May 23, 2013
Fire pit
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May 22, 2013
fire pit
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May 22, 2013
firepit
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May 13, 2013
Deck idea
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May 11, 2013
sunken fire pit
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May 10, 2013
Pool steps
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May 9, 2013
atmosphere
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May 6, 2013
Steps
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May 6, 2013
Firepit?
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May 5, 2013
beautiful
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May 4, 2013
Like the sunken drink or fire zone area
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April 29, 2013
deck out to pool
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April 28, 2013
sunken fire pit pool
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April 28, 2013
Pit
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April 25, 2013
Po
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April 24, 2013
I really like the dug out fire pit!
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April 22, 2013
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