Tracy Stone AIA
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Stephanie's House - Exterior contemporary-pool

Stephanie's House - Exterior

The conversion of this historic Victorian carriage house (a City of LA Monument) into a new guest house/pool cabana included the addition of new decks, a 50' lap pool, and a new spa with integrated fire pit. The pool aligns with the french doors leading out from the living room of the main house, leaving room on one side for wood decks and planters and on the other for a series of concrete pads designed to accomodate pool-side lounging.
Design Team: Tracy Stone, Donatella Cusma', Emmet Ashford-Trotter
Photo: Lawrence Anderson

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April 19, 2014
charelli wrote:
what is the name of the coping on the pool?
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thank you! Would you let me know if it holds up well, or does it show cracks after awhile?
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Tracy Stone AIA
The house has been sold, and I am not in contact with the new owners so I haven't seen it lately. However, generally concrete will have some small cracks after a while. The cracking can be managed by including a series of control joints to subdivide it into smaller sections. Our pool edge is actually cantilevered and it has a lot of reinforcing in it so it may not have cracked as much as a straight slab on grade might.
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November 11, 2012
rhutson wrote:
Where can I find the rocks used to fill this firepit? Thanks!
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Tracy Stone AIA
These rocks are readily available - we got them at Bourget Brothers in Santa Monica.
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June 26, 2012
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Tracy Stone AIA
Hi Kathryn. I am happy to supply you with the photo for your presentation. I have asked Jennifer Gilman in my office to send it to you. The photographer was Lawrence Anderson. Please give him credit as well.

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Prideaux Design
Fantastic - Thank you so much - I really appreciate it!
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December 31, 2011
Mushfaque Chowdhury wrote:
Which company supplies that firepit? Cant find online and would love to get that style
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Julie Collins
I would like to email you photos and dimensions of my space as well. I would like to build a lap pool and spa - love the fire pit! On a noisy street so water feature would be nice. How do I reference this pool, in a future email, so you know which one I like?
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VizX Design Studios, LLC
Julie are you referencing to our design services? If so you can contact us via email at or (855) 781-0725. I would love to get more information on what you are planing for your new pool. Just add that picture to your pool idea book.
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January 27, 2013
evaf wrote:

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Low lying. Forgo the traditional fireplace for a modern in-ground version instead. Tip: Consider your family's needs. Although this fireplace is beautiful, it isn't particularly kid friendly.
If you're a bit of a daredevil, bring the flames to you by including a cleverly placed fire pit.

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lap pool
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fire pit/pool relationship
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fire pit
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Fire by pool
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December 14, 2014
Love the idea of the pebble fire pit. Also use of concrete and wood. Stepping stoned
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Chimenea exterior jacuzzi
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December 3, 2014
fire on rocks had never seen this one its cool LOOKS LIKE A FANCY HOTEL :-D
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the rocks
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Hot tub idea
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October 28, 2014
nice to have a fire feature beside the hot tub
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love pool and step concept
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Stones in fire place
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spa with fire place
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Pool n fire pit
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Fire feature
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fire pit Not sure you can do wirh propane though
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Fire pit
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September 21, 2014
Terrific design for a small space. Fire, wood accents all make this design special.
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Fire pit
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Lap pool
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the ground on fire look
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hot tub with cleverly placed fire pit
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fire next to spa maybe?
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cement around edge and pavers
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Love the outside pebble heater
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fire by pool
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Stone fire pit
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Fire feature.
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Clean line of pool. Color or wood deck
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love the fire pit next to the jacuzzi
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wood color and fire box
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Patio pool
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wood concrete and spa
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Pool, firepit
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pool plus fire pit
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Example of fire pit along the pool length
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love the lap pool and hot tub but need to make it a classic look
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Fire pit
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Like the use of various materials.
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the wood around the pool
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contemporary pool and hardscape
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Fire detail deck
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If you're a bit of a daredevil, bring the flames to you by including a cleverly placed fire pit.
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Fire pit
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I want a flame pit worked in somewhere
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concrete/wood mix
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fire pit near hot tub
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Instead of round fire pit, do coffee table size rectangle like this.
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Fire pit
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Pool fireplace
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lap pool with spa and fire pit
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Pool idea
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LIke the fire element
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fire pit
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Fire rocks
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So pretty back yard. W fire pit
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zen feel
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Deck pool
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Firepit next to pool
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Fire Bar
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different elements fire, stone, water
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like fire feature with hot tub
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Fire wall
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Hot tub with fire pit
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alternate view of lap pool
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For Arizona
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Phil and us were considering a rectangular fire pit at the top of the lap pool like this with water spouts.
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I like the fire in the rocks
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Ledge on pool
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Fire feature
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Low maintenance and beautiful
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fire pit
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Fire at poolside
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Fire at poolside
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fire pit next to hot tub
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steps down to water edge
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love these where can you get them
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Fire pit
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firepit rocks
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nice elements don't like the red deck
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integration of stone and gas fireplace
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Fire pot
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Concrete stepping pads for an idea for Morgan
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cool fire
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unique configuration - linear pool and fire pit
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fire and water
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fire pit around the water
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Stone lines concrete
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integrated fire pit
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backyard side pool
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