Lake House Applehead Island, Horseshoe Bay Texas traditional pool

Lake House Applehead Island, Horseshoe Bay Texas

This lakeside home in Horseshoe Bay was built as a retreat for the Houston family. They desired to have the pool cascade into the lake below, requiring it to be built on the second story of the home. This home was the recipient of the Texas Star Award for Best Outdoor Living Area.

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pudding0399 wrote:
Where is this beautiful pool located - It's amazing
   Comment   April 1, 2013
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Zbranek & Holt Custom Homes
Thank you for your inquiry into this custom built home by Zbranek & Holt Custom Homes of Austin & Horseshoe Bay, this home is located is Horseshoe Bay TX overlooking Lake LBJ. Thanks again ~ Team ZHCH
April 23, 2013 at 10:20am   
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ebrown69 wrote:
Looking for pool on lake lbj - We are considering designs for our waterfront lot on lake lbj. I am interested in learning more about how you did a pool on the 2nd level. It seems to defy physics! How is this possible?
   Comment   October 27, 2012
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Zbranek & Holt Custom Homes
Thank you for contacting Zbranek & Holt Custom Homes, this home is actually located in Horseshoe Bay on Applehead Island overlooking Lake LBJ. We specialize in turning our clients visions and dreams into reality, which is just what this specific home and pool dictated!

To answer your question...
The same structural engineer designed the pool and the home foundation. They were poured at the same time using a concrete pump truck for equal placement. The pool structure included concrete piers to the natural grade below with fill material under the basin. Steps next to the pool lead to a boat dock below and the catch basin from the negative edge effect of the water falling from above. While very attractive, the bill for this elevated pool was over $ 200,000.

If you are looking for a custom home builder we would very much enjoy the opportunity to discuss your visions. Feel free to contact Steve Zbranek, 2-Time National Master Builder and 4-Time Custom Home Builder of the Year directly at 512-261-0344 anytime.

Thanks again for your inquiry ~ The Zbranek & Holt Custom Homes Team
November 21, 2012 at 9:11am   
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brookie2345 wrote:
is it sharing with its neighbors - is it sharing with its neighbors???
   Comment   October 6, 2012
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Back Yard Splash Pads, LLC
Wow that looks great!
October 16, 2013 at 10:20pm   
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Holgan Land Surveying, PC
well.. you certainly achieved what you set out for. It actually appears that the pool is PART of the lake!! I guess it's the infinity edge that makes it look that way. Is the property at a much higher elevation then the lake?
October 17, 2013 at 10:38am   
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katye13 wrote:
Love the rocking chairs? Where are they from?
   Comment   September 1, 2013

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Katherine Caviness added this to Enjoy Your Pool Long Past Labor Day
If you're still in the process of planning your pool, consider adding a fire element for those chillier autumn nights. This fire pit integrated with the pool design provides not only another entertainment area for the homeowner and guests, but a warm reprieve for swimmers during cooler weather.

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Fire place
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Infinity pool
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Make water part of the structure
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Love this idea
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Like the side fireplace, do not like the pool
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lake, fireplace
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fireplace shape
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Water lake for pool
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lake front
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Some thoughts for the kind of chairs to be had at an outdoor area next to the pool
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pool location.
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The water
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Wading area part of the covered porch : )
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like the covering for a portion of tbe pool
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Pool partially undercover
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pool going from undercover to exterior stone
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The inside and outside pool
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Dream Pool! Under cover partially. Love.
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water and fire place with deck
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Structure over water
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pool house
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screen down disappearing edge results in partially screened in pool
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I would never leave the pool! ❤️
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pool starting under deck
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By pool!!
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covered pool
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Water under deck, & by fireplace
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can we do this with lounge area below deck?
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Fire place
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Idea para nuestra piscina:)
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Rock. Fireplace. Ceiling. Pool.
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Infinity pool and patio space onto a lake
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