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Pool & Pool House

Pool & Pool House
Stowe, Vermont

This mountain top residential site offers spectacular 180 degree views towards adjacent hillsides. The client desired to replace an existing pond with a pool and pool house to be used for both entertaining and family use. The open site is adjacent to the driveway to the north but offered spectacular mountain views to the south. The challenge was to provide privacy at the pool without obstructing the beautiful vista from the entry drive. Working closely with the architect we designed the pool and pool house as one modern element closely linked by proximity, detailing & geometry. In so doing, we used precise placement, careful choice of building & site materials, and minimalist planting. Existing trees were edited to open up selected views to the south. Rows of ornamental grasses provide architectural delineation of outdoor space. Understated stone steps in the lawn loosely connect the pool to the main house.

Architect: Michael Minadeo + Partners

Image Credit: Westphalen Photography
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Karen Tyrrell wrote:
What is the name (s) of the grasses? - BEAUTIFUL!
     Comment   October 30, 2013
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Wagner Hodgson
Calamagrostis acutiflora ' Karl Foerster' / Feather Reed Grass. Best of all grasses due to the fact that it stays vertical...
October 30, 2013 at 11:37AM        Thanked by Karen Tyrrell
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What is the tall grass?
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Stephanie Domenichelli
Are these grasses messy?
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No not at all.
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Groupings of tall ornamental grasses can be a softer way shield your space. Look for grasses that retain their vertical shape, such as the Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass planted around this pool. This species can grow up to 6 feet tall.When planting ornamental grasses, be sure to choose noninvasive varieties.

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Groupings of tall ornamental grasses can be a softer way shield your space. Look for grasses that retain their vertical shape, such as the Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass planted around this pool. This species can grow up to 6 feet tall. When planting ornamental grasses, be sure to choose noninvasive varieties.
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Groupings of tall ornamental grasses can be a softer way shield your space. Look for grasses that retain their vertical shape, such as the Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass planted around this pool. This species can grow up to 6 feet tall. When planting ornamental grasses, be sure to choose noninvasive varieties.
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Groupings of tall ornamental grasses can be a softer way shield your space. Look for grasses that retain their vertical shape, such as the Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass planted around this pool. This species can grow up to 6 feet tall.
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Groupings of tall ornamental grasses can be a softer way shield your space. Look for grasses that retain their vertical shape, such as the Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass planted around this pool. This species can grow up to 6 feet tall. When planting ornamental grasses, be sure to choose noninvasive varieties.
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