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Dallas, TX: Scott & MelissaContemporary Patio, Dallas

Sarah Greenman © 2012 Houzz,

Inspiration for a contemporary patio fountain remodel in Dallas —  Houzz
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Willie Salley wrote:May 15, 2014
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    It has a pump that pushes water up to middle of the table and flows over to both ends. The water is then recirculated up through the middle of the table. Hope that helps!
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    Such a clever design for a water feature!
Maria Suarez wrote:Oct 7, 2012
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    There are a few elements in play here. The space is rather small and they wanted a place to relax and enjoy al fresco meals with their family. They also wanted a water feature in the courtyard that could be heard from every common room in the house. So a combination of the two goals in one structure was a good fit for the home owners. The height of the water drop is tall enough that the falls can be heard in the kitchen, the dining room, the master bedroom and the upstairs family room, creating a serene sound scape through out the house. It's really quite pleasant. And yes, visual interest was also very important to the home owners. Thanks so much for your question!
  • Maria Suarez
    Great to read that all concepts I thought you wanted to achieve, were correct and I am not an architect not less, I am justa a fan follwer of Houzz. I absolutely adore the space. Congrats.
isabella16 wrote:May 31, 2015
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    This is stained and stamped concrete on the ground.

    Thanks for your inquiry!
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micahhillman18 wrote:May 24, 2015
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    Yes, it is an automatic pumping system that refilters the water from both pools and pushes it up again though the middle channel.

    Thanks for your inquiry!
    New Leaf

Aakanksha Bhardwaj wrote:May 20, 2015
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    Hello! We created the spillway effect by having the slate tile that is running down the center of the table protrude by about 3/4". If you do not have a different material that you could extend past the table, yes, I would think you would need a separate piece of hardware.

    Thanks for your inquiry!
    New Leaf Custom Homes

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Jess McBride added this to Feel-Good Home: Water, Water, EverywhereJul 21, 2016

Build it in. Tables with a hollowed-out channel for ice, drinks or even fire are always a welcome sight on a patio, especially one that is too short on space to accommodate a separate cooler or fire bowl. But tables that use that channel as part of a larger water feature deserve special recognition.

Annie Thornton added this to 20 Outdoor Rooms With Entertaining FlairJul 14, 2014

Waterside dining in Dallas. In a shady Texas courtyard, a concrete picnic table doubles as a water feature, with a pumped rill flowing through its center to small ponds on either ends. In surrounding rooms, visitors also enjoy hearing the sound of falling water as it runs through the system. See the rest of this home

Sarah Greenman added this to My Houzz: A New Dallas Build Handles Family Life BeautifullySep 16, 2012

A concrete picnic table doubles as a rill water feature with small pond outlets on both ends. Falling water can be heard from every communal space in the house, as well as from the master bedroom.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

lkuhlemann added this to Photos for RaulJan 13, 2019

water feature. like the contrast

Dallas Design and Exteriors added this to Beth Konig Swimming Pool & HardscapeAug 16, 2018

I think we should do a concrete dining table just like this one but not with a fountain or water feature in the center - instead we plant it up with succulents and sedum and have it in the cabana area...and what if you screen in the cabana so you can eat in there without mosquitoes?

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