Samuel H. Williamson Associates
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An old dry-stacked stone wall surrounds this pool and creates a quiet place for lounging.

This photo has 2 questions

September 26, 2012
my3bears wrote:
lov the chair where is it from?
April 28, 2012
stacy_home wrote:
Is this a stacked rock retaining wall or a freestanding wall? It looks very tall.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Erin Lang Norris added this to Out in the Yard: 10 Private Retreats
Woodland retreat or poolside oasis? Oh, what the heck, let's just have both. It would be difficult to leave a yard that feels as vacation-esque as this one! Tip: If you long for a water feature in your yard but can't have a pool or pond, a fountain may be an ideal solution. See tips on constructing your own here.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

jennifer stevens added this to Outside
January 11, 2015
maria400372 added this to Garten
September 28, 2014
aislingpm added this to side passage
May 27, 2014
growth on wall
law4liz added this to New House
May 12, 2014
Wall and plant and pool placement
jtjcsmom added this to Pool
April 30, 2014
stacked rock retaining wall
curtfarber added this to curtfarber's ideas
November 14, 2013
Greenery in wallls
v468650 added this to v468650's ideas
October 31, 2013
tall rock wall very intresting
bridyfrett added this to Yard-Top1
August 28, 2013
ferns in walls, north side??
rjfarmer added this to rjfarmer's ideas
August 26, 2013
love large boulders with vegetation growing out of it
Julien Denommé added this to Mes idées
August 23, 2013
living wall
nnhoffman added this to Pool
August 20, 2013
swallover added this to swallover's ideas
August 20, 2013
like natural feeling of stone wall
alexanderwotor added this to Landscape Ideas
July 19, 2013
the background pics
endonnelly0501 added this to Landscape Ideas
July 9, 2013
Personal retreat
rootslad added this to rootslad's Ideas
June 29, 2013
Living wall with ferns
alessejosh added this to Garden
May 26, 2013
dancingdiva31 added this to secret garden
April 9, 2013
stone wall
kymwalz added this to Landscape design project
April 2, 2013
Like plants growing out of wall
Sarah Elizabeth added this to Exterior
March 17, 2013
Small pool
sparklyduck added this to Yard and Garden
February 8, 2013
Saving this just so I can look again. :)
Aleisha Butler added this to Landscaping ideas
January 29, 2013
stacked stone wall - could do a small version of this in a corner?
ftveer added this to stone patio/wall
January 20, 2013
Like how the ferns etc are growing out of the wall, use on stacked stone retaining wall
curleywee1 added this to pollagarraun
January 14, 2013
Dense planting in background
landscapechris added this to landscapechris's ideas
January 6, 2013
love the wall
Sticks & Stones Landscaping, LLC added this to LPR Golfscape
December 14, 2012
Ferns & greenery growing out of wall
itnoa123 added this to garden
October 6, 2012
Ferns among rocks
chrissymoes added this to chrissymoes's Favorites
September 26, 2012
Stone wall
jennjmassey added this to jennjmassey's ideas
September 6, 2012
retaining wall
schemel added this to schemel's Ideas
July 26, 2012
Pool color
tstannard added this to tstannard's ideas
July 15, 2012
gardengranny added this to outdoors
July 8, 2012
lucienb added this to lucienb's Favorites
June 19, 2012
***Backyard pool: A top choice. Pool and rocks fit w existing setting.
mzeiher added this to mzeiher's ideas
May 16, 2012
Great Spot
eleanorfletcher added this to eleanorfletcher's ideas
April 18, 2012
Pool Privacy
How original and pretty. Looks like the pool will need cleaning every 10 minutes, but so pretty it is worth it. A great spot to sit in and feel calm and centered.
Ginkgo Designs added this to pools
March 9, 2012
living wall
nmh1 added this to Va House Landscape
February 11, 2012
Interesting retaining wall idea. Seems very natural and not too fussy.
mermak added this to mermak's Favorites
January 24, 2012
Mossy fern rock bank
melbaker added this to Mint Julep
January 15, 2012
hlund2734 added this to hlund2734's ideas
December 25, 2011
rock wall
mlrk added this to sunroom and outdoors
October 9, 2011
european look, horrible to scoop leaves out of pool though
mot99 added this to sodai
September 14, 2011
kellyerin added this to kellyerin's ideas
August 28, 2011
Secret garden, over grown wall, use for retaing at end of pool area?
Jennifer Payne added this to jennifer_p's Favorites
August 8, 2011
Love the feel of the lounge area.
bluejay added this to LANDSCAPE
August 2, 2011
SIMPLE concrete edging for pool
tandjstryker added this to yard
July 19, 2011
Small interesting outdoor room to go to.
jokthomp added this to happy
July 15, 2011
Hideaway, stone
ccas added this to ccas's ideas
July 3, 2011
back bence towards woods
rhgentile added this to garden
July 3, 2011
roomologist added this to roomologist's Favorites
June 26, 2011
Fabulous wall
erikp added this to erikp's ideas
June 8, 2011
is this a better style for the austin house? ie, stone wall, old world style?
sodi0473 added this to sodi0473's ideas
May 29, 2011
Jeanne added this to patio and outside iiving
May 26, 2011
Rock wall
newjcj added this to newjcj's ideas
May 13, 2011
rock wall
wshuhdit added this to wshuhdit's ideas
May 4, 2011
clhanna added this to clhanna's ideas
April 26, 2011
Rock retaining very natural
Jay Sifford Garden Design added this to siffordgd's ideas
April 21, 2011
planted wall
jennifer96 added this to jennifer96's ideas
April 20, 2011
I like the natural suroundings
charlesmreid added this to charlesmreid's Favorites
April 17, 2011
inuido added this to inuido's Favorites
April 15, 2011
smohit added this to smohit's Favorites
April 14, 2011
Pool is nice with green
chaykat added this to chaykat's ideas
April 14, 2011
woodland retreat and pool side oasis - sanjo
ibalance added this to ibalance's ideas
April 12, 2011
oh my gosh, how fun to swim on there. ooooooooooh. looks like a fairy land.
inezadams197 added this to inezadams197's ideas
April 11, 2011
Woodland retreat or poolside oasis? Oh, what the heck, let's just have both. It would be difficult to leave a yard that feels as vacation-esque as this one! Tip: If you long for a water feature in your yard but can't have a pool or pond, a fountain may be an ideal solution. See tips on constructing your own here.
krazina added this to Outside of House Ideas
April 11, 2011
privacy carved into hill.....ahhhh!!!
brunello added this to pool
April 11, 2011
Pool color. Look.
nigelrh added this to nigelrh's ideas
April 11, 2011
stone wall
cglantz added this to Garden
April 10, 2011
rock wall with lovely ferns tucked in
lvs350 added this to lvs350's ideas
April 10, 2011
datu added this to datu's ideas
April 10, 2011
stone wall
sslynx7152 added this to sslynx7152's ideas
April 10, 2011
wall with big bolders
sweetcottage added this to sweetcottage's ideas
April 10, 2011
The rock wall with it's ferns, etc.
steffyesq added this to Landscaping
April 10, 2011
Basement patio. How about a fountain on the retaining wall?
pirnau99 added this to pirnau99's Favorites
April 10, 2011
andrea_of_ffft added this to Outside
April 10, 2011
wow... gorgeous
sandracallender added this to sandracallender's ideas
April 10, 2011
garden - stone wall
ttindle added this to ttindle's ideas
April 9, 2011
wall with rocks
vandkl1 added this to Lot 26 Pondorosa
April 9, 2011
rock wall
annettejohansson added this to annettejohansson's Favorites
April 9, 2011
Tranquil, hidden setting. Quite wild.
dougandsel added this to dougandsel's ideas
April 9, 2011
ideefixe added this to Landscape/Stonework
April 9, 2011
kimberlyfawn added this to Gardens
April 3, 2011
pool edging, rock wall secret garden feel, ferns in wall
lorinick77 added this to Exterior Spaces
April 2, 2011
sandig added this to sandig's ideas
March 27, 2011
My kind of living!
hallstubbs1 added this to hallstubbs1's ideas
March 23, 2011
Love the rock wall
almarshall added this to landscaping
March 16, 2011
love the plantings in the stone bank
starravenmist added this to collections
February 9, 2011
brunello added this to brunello's ideas
October 6, 2010
rocks? Looks good. What about fence behind it? Expensive?
peggyhughes added this to peggyhughes's ideas
August 17, 2010
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