Wagner Hodgson
Landscape Architects & Designers
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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dhkleis wrote:
Knee wall? - Are the knee-high walls poured concrete? Were they poured off-site using forms or on site in their current spot?
     Comment   September 5, 2013
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Wagner Hodgson
All poured on site...
September 5, 2013 at 6:19PM     
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roomdesignerlover wrote:
What is the depth of the pool? - Is it 3 feet 5 feet 6 feet 7 feet etc.?
     Comment   May 27, 2013
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Wagner Hodgson
I believe it was around 6 feet...
May 28, 2013 at 6:13AM     
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Cabana Aquatech wrote:
Whats your experience working with Ipe wood specifically in an exterior/ pool application? - I am interested in using the Ipe wood on a very modern project we are working on and have never used this product before. With the wood being pervious directly around the pool did you have to consult with or do any type of soil engineering to minimize the potential for moisture to penetrate the shell and become problematic? We are out of Houston and have lots of humidity and expansive soils so that would be my concern. Any advise you might have would be helpful. Thanks.
   Comment   April 22, 2013
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Cabana Aquatech
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.
April 22, 2013 at 10:41AM   
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Wagner Hodgson
I would check with a civil / structural engineer
April 22, 2013 at 10:50AM   
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mirellatirimacco wrote:
Concrete around pool - Is the concrete colored? Also is the coping around the pool made from concrete as well? If so, was it poured with the rest of the concrete or are they pre-made coping pavers laid separately? Thanks
   Comment   February 27, 2013
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No color in concrete, but it was power troweled. I believe that coping was poured separately
February 28, 2013 at 5:00AM     
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schmitz wrote:
Concrete - How was this concrete finished? Broom, Acid Etched? Thanks!
   Comment   January 18, 2013
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The concrete was just power troweled.
January 19, 2013 at 10:05AM   
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skiwert wrote:
did you use white plaster for the interior finish of the pool? - did you use white plaster for the interior finish of the pool? if not-can you tell me what you used? thanks
   Comment   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...
November 6, 2012 at 6:54AM   
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katienina wrote:
Chevron wallpaper - I want some grey and white stripes/chevron wallpaper
   Comment   March 24, 2013

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