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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Portion of pool is shaded.
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The perfect infinity pool leading into endless views of the lake.
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Like how this goes under porch
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Just Awesome!!!!!
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July 17, 2014
Fireplace near jacuzzi
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Covered (partial)
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Steinhausens grotto
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Eternity pool
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Cool pool off room
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Back padio
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multi level pool entry
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sofit over pool
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Covering over pool
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covered pool
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Infinity pool
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Like in/out, like look of outside
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July 2, 2014
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July 2, 2014
Wood ceiling
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July 1, 2014
Outside space and I infinity pool
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June 23, 2014
yes yes
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June 22, 2014
infinity pool, second story . . . wow
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June 21, 2014
Dream pool
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June 19, 2014
I love this
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Pool indoor/outdoor
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OMG !! I love this
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June 14, 2014
Just awesome
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June 12, 2014
Great concept
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June 12, 2014
Cool infinity pool next to lake
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Rocking chairs by pool?
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June 7, 2014
What a pool!
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June 4, 2014
Just cool
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June 3, 2014
Great Infiniti pool
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June 3, 2014
pool under patio cover
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shaded pool
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Wow, under porch fireplace w pool
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June 1, 2014
The roof over the water.
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May 31, 2014
Not sure how this could work, but me likey!
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As Ella says...."I want! I want!!"
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Interesting idea for a covered pool
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Covered pool
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Covered with shallow.
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fireplace and water - awesome
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Beautiful negative edge pool overlooking the water.
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coll loga around pool
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Pool/outdoor fireplace
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Lake LBJ
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Finn says wow
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Off patio
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Interested in how fire comes out of pot as well as fireplace? Gas line or?
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Waterside delta property with overhand and infinity pool. Great view
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wishful thinking
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Pool verandah
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Outdoor fireplace
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Porch into pool
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Indoor pool that could still incorporate a real pool house
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Mitad fuera, mitad dentro
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Covered pool area
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under deck
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extension off house
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pool under deck
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Style mexicain, pierres
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Pool off patio
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Fireplace and water
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pillars in the water
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royal albert
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April 14, 2014
so cool
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Under pool
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Fireplace, wood ceiling, stone archways, and covered pool area.
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dream pool
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dream porch/pool
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pool under cover
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Not possible in our backyard, but awesome.
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Fireplace, Fire Feature
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fireplace at the edge of the pool
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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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Found this looking thru builders in HSB...for exteriors. Where is this
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lake, fireplace
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fireplace shape
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Under covered patio
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Very nice
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Water lake for pool
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lake front
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February 25, 2014
I like the idea of this covered narrow infinity pool, maybe with a better view than other houses though
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February 24, 2014
How and why?
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Dream pool
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Dream fireplace
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Patio Dark Ceiling
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dreamy ;)
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fireplace by pool
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Just cool
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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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Piscina con columna
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pool location.
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Wow pool
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pool house over pool
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I love how the pool looks like it flows into the lake.
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Like pool
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Indoor/ outdoor
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This blows my mind!!!!
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Euh.... Wow-E
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Integration fireplace + Pool
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Pattern of stone
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partially covered pool
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The water
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The water, and the covered section that provides a reprieve from the sun.
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This is beautiful
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Cool with the pillar
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Dream pool
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tile around pool
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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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Oh my!!!!
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A covered part of the pool with the fireplace
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negative edge basking area under patio
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Sign me up
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completely wet area out of the sun
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Just for kicks
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Pool/swim area?
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4 pook
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All,of it
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Covered with fireplace if not enough space for pool
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Stone columns and ceiling
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Under terrace
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Ext fireplace and porch
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