River HouseContemporary Pool, Burlington

This site 30’ above the Connecticut River offers 180 degree panoramic views. The client wanted a modern house & landscape that would take advantage of this amazing locale, blurring the lines between inside and outside. The project sites a main house, guest house / boat storage building, multiple terraces, pool, outdoor shower, putting green and fire pit. A long concrete seat wall guides visitors to the front entry accentuated by a tall ornamental grass backdrop. Local boulders, rivers stone and River Birch where also incorporated into the entry landscape, borrowing from the materiality of the Connecticut River below. The concrete facades of the house transition into concrete site walls extending the architecture into the landscape. A flush Ipe Wood deck surrounds 2 sides of the pool opposite an architectural water fall. Concrete paving slabs disperse into lawn as it extends towards the river. A series of free-standing concrete screen walls further extends the architecture out while screening the pool area from the neighboring property. Planting was selected based upon the architectural qualities of the plants and the desire for it to be low-maintenance. A fire pit extends the pool season well into the shoulder seasons and provides a good viewing point for the river.

Photo Credit: Westphalen Photography

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Cabana Aquatech wrote:Apr 22, 2013
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    Very helpful comments but the soil issue has not been addressed. There are spaces between the pool and water will get in that area creating moisture that could compromise the integrity of the pool shell. Typically I know you are to have about a 5 degree slope away from the pool with a impervious material. My question is really about using a pervious material right up against the beam of the pool. Thanks for all the comments.
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    Wagner Hodgson
    I would check with a civil / structural engineer
Deval Patel wrote:Feb 18, 2016
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    Wagner Hodgson

    I believe this was a steel form and that the concrete was a special mix. It was taken care of by the GC.

Jill Miller wrote:Apr 30, 2015
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    Wagner Hodgson

    Sorry, we did not specify the furniture..

roomdesignerlover wrote:May 27, 2013
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    Wagner Hodgson
    I believe it was around 6 feet...
mirellatirimacco wrote:Feb 27, 2013
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    Wagner Hodgson
    No color in concrete, but it was power troweled. I believe that coping was poured separately
Erica wrote:Jan 18, 2013
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    Wagner Hodgson
    The concrete was just power troweled.
skiwert wrote:Nov 5, 2012
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    Wagner Hodgson
    Sorry - I was not invloved with the pool finish on this project... the architect took care of that...

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Olander Garden Design added this to Garden Walls: Pour On the Style With ConcreteApr 17, 2015

Retaining wall. Retaining walls built taller than 3 feet will require a permit and should be built with the aid of a landscape architect or engineer, to ensure that the hydrostatic pressure caused from the earth and water behind the wall is calculated correctly.

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zhefeng04 added this to 会客及砖及pregolaJun 12, 2019

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