Wagner Hodgson
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River House contemporary-pool

River House

This site 30’ above the Connecticut River offers 180 degree panoramic views. The client wanted a modern house & landscape that would take advantage of this amazing locale, blurring the lines between inside and outside. The project sites a main house, guest house / boat storage building, multiple terraces, pool, outdoor shower, putting green and fire pit. A long concrete seat wall guides visitors to the front entry accentuated by a tall ornamental grass backdrop. Local boulders, rivers stone and River Birch where also incorporated into the entry landscape, borrowing from the materiality of the Connecticut River below. The concrete facades of the house transition into concrete site walls extending the architecture into the landscape. A flush Ipe Wood deck surrounds 2 sides of the pool opposite an architectural water fall. Concrete paving slabs disperse into lawn as it extends towards the river. A series of free-standing concrete screen walls further extends the architecture out while screening the pool area from the neighboring property. Planting was selected based upon the architectural qualities of the plants and the desire for it to be low-maintenance. A fire pit extends the pool season well into the shoulder seasons and provides a good viewing point for the river.

Photo Credit: Westphalen Photography

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September 5, 2013
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All poured on site...
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May 27, 2013
roomdesignerlover wrote:
What is the depth of the pool? - Is it 3 feet 5 feet 6 feet 7 feet etc.?
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I believe it was around 6 feet...
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April 22, 2013
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Very helpful comments but the soil issue has not been addressed. There are spaces between the pool and water will get in that area creating moisture that could compromise the integrity of the pool shell. Typically I know you are to have about a 5 degree slope away from the pool with a impervious material. My question is really about using a pervious material right up against the beam of the pool. Thanks for all the comments.
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I would check with a civil / structural engineer
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February 27, 2013
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No color in concrete, but it was power troweled. I believe that coping was poured separately
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January 18, 2013
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The concrete was just power troweled.
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November 5, 2012
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Wagner Hodgson
Sorry - I was not invloved with the pool finish on this project... the architect took care of that...
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March 24, 2013
katienina wrote:
Chevron wallpaper - I want some grey and white stripes/chevron wallpaper

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