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Tree House-Kiawah Island contemporary-pool

Tree House-Kiawah Island

Photo Credit: Holger Hobenaus

Description: The owners of this home travel extensively and appreciate the great outdoors. Global travels shaped their desire for a home that embraces nature. The bridge connecting the sleeping and living structures allows cool ocean breezes to pass from the marsh to the front yard; decks and stairs to pool and terrace visually connect inside and out. Most walls from the street are solid, providing privacy, yet they open to rooms of glass, timber and soaring ceilings with views of Bass and Cinder Creeks and Folly Island.

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December 31, 2012
labseak1 wrote:
tell me about the roof. what is it made of?
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It is a standing seam metal roof, very popular in the Carolina's. They can be made of many materials.
    Bookmark   October 18, 2013 at 7:25AM
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July 27, 2012
jkgok wrote:
Does the water "sheet off" the hot tub the way it appears to be doing? - We did a similar hot tub. We wanted the water to sheet off without running down the face of the hot tub. We are going to redo the waterfall to try to accomplish this. Any suggestions? I notice you have a pretty good angle on the ledge where the water overflows. Would love a bit of advice if you have time.
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The water does "spill over" instead of running down but I'm not sure how this was accomplished. We used AquaBlue Pools in Charleston for the design.
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While we leave the details of something like this to our Pool Consultants, it has to do with the flow rate of the water. If the water was moving more slowly, it would fall down the surface of the tile.
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The architecture connects to the outdoors in as many ways as possible. These stairs connect the hot tub to the master bedroom above and the pool level below. Anderson designed the deck around the tree you see beyond the stairs. The exterior materials stand up to the saltwater air. They include a Galvalume metal roof, cedar clapboard siding with a semitransparent stain and Ipe railings.
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25. Tree House Living Inspires Southern HomeA surrounding live oak grove inspired this home's tree house feel. With clear views out to the marsh below, this home's open windows and layout connect to the outdoors on multiple levels. Among other features, the amazing hot tub shown here — which extends out over the edge of the house — really got Houzzers talking.Tell us: Which is your favorite home on Houzz?

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Tree through balcony
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January 11, 2015
I like the idea if a stream that flows past the walkway to the front door
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January 4, 2015
Beautiful architecture
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December 6, 2014
Water at planter
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hot tub
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October 13, 2014
so great how the house melts right in with the hill-side and landscape
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Pool & Spa
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Water fall
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Asymmetrical hot tub and Infinty pool
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Layers, light, water, brilliant use of space
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Falling water
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Kiawah tree house
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Modem pool levels
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one day maybe
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December 18, 2013
cantilevered spa over pool
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the pool
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October 30, 2013
Crazy cool
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I like the effect here, not the size of the pool... too big.
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the angle
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September 21, 2013
um.. what's not to love? and now that our bedrooom is in back of house...
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Pool waterfall
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Shape of waterfall is unusual
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Great design
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From the bedroom
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raised spa
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Could be a diving platform as well
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Hot tub into pool
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Water fall
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and then i woke up
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Elevated waterfall, jutting out, maybe have spa waterfall
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small pool
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Ahh! How cool!
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Pool fountain feel
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water pond
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Lovely fountain
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Great use of stone and wood.
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January 27, 2013
very cool!
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Neat water feature for two levels
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the amazing hot tub shown here — which extends out over the edge of the house
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Waterfall feature for backyard
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swimming poll and fall
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Backyard floating jacuzzi
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I want this
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Unusual but I like it!
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outdoors, waterfall
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Cantilevered water feature.
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Wood, light, beach
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chute d'eau originale
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Очередной водопад. Как поднять снизу?
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January 1, 2013
Place jacuzzi above pool and have it waterfall into pool
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מפל חיצוני
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December 31, 2012
Check out this whole house, if you ever BHAG into building your own space, see if David likes this too. I love the openness into the outdoor views and all the trees
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WOW! A hot tub
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back yard... creatvie water feature
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Is this burnished slate metal roof?
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Tree House Living Inspires Southern Home
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piscina para passaros
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too much water?
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Hot tub is fab
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water fall
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Endless reflecting pool
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fontan as well as the colours of the house
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nice pool entry
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My pool1
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Could use this idea to build a nice water feature
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Water Fall
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Peaceful in a small space! Simple lines.
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water feature
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Love this water feature!
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water fall
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contemporary design and waterfall
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for xinden
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water feature
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Multiple levels on hillside
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Cantilevered fountain produces shaded area below.
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Love the water feature.
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Hot tub extends out over the edge of the home.
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outdoor spaces
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Hot tub over pool
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wishful thinking
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water feature
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beautifl marshfront; hot tub
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Tree-house Kiawah Island
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small waterfall
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Water feature
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hot tub
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water fall
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nice layout
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Ethan likes it
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Tree House
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Off bedroom
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staors connecting from pool level to master bedroom.
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hot tub as part of water feature / fountain
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Very cool pool/hot tub treatment
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unbelievably beautiful! Designer's perfect job!
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mooi fontein
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The hot tub
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hot tub over pool
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The fountain
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hot tub/ water feature -
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water falling complete peace
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"Floating" pool.
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steps from master suite to hot tub
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pool & spa
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July 9, 2012
The architecture connects to the outdoors in as many ways as possible. These stairs connect the hot tub to the master bedroom above and the pool level below. Anderson designed the deck around the tree you see beyond the stairs. The exterior materials stand up to the saltwater air. They include a Galvalume metal roof, cedar clapboard siding with a semitransparent stain and Ipe railings.
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Great idea for waterfall into pool.
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exterior materials
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and I thought my pond was great!
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tree house
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Diagonal Water Feature
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cantilevered pool
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Like this roof and exterior finishes
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Nice pool @ Spa form
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July 8, 2012
nice for water sound into a lap pool.
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jaccuzi waterfall
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The architecture connects to the outdoors in as many ways as possible. These stairs connect the hot tub to the master bedroom above and the pool level below. Anderson designed the deck around the tree you see beyond the stairs. The exterior materials stand up to the saltwater air. They include a Galvalume metal roof, cedar clapboard siding with a semitransparent stain and Ipe railings.
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cascade pool
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Water fall element in to pond portion of the pool
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converging lines
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hot tub rocks!
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Beautiful. Stainless steel hot tub halfway down?
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try-level waterfall
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walkway tiles in water
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another look at cool hot tub idea.
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