5 Modern Swimming Pool Design Ideas
Custom Pool with specialized firepit and seating in the center, you walk over raised concrete pavers to reach the sitting area.
Modern pool and cabana where the granite ledge of Gloucester Harbor meet the manicured grounds of this private residence. The modest-sized building is an overachiever, with its soaring roof and glass walls striking a modern counterpoint to the property’s century-old shingle style home. Photo by: Nat Rea Photography
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Blue Heron www.blueheronliving.com/ Blue Heron is the Design Build Firm that was selected to design/build The 2013 New American Home Project. The New American Home is the showcase home for the annual International Builders Show by the National Association of Builders. The home features the latest in products donated from leading manufactures in the industry. The home also features the latest in techniques and features used for residential Green Building. Two Trails Green Building Consultants helped this home achieve a LEED Platinum designation by the USGBC & Emerald Certification by the National Green Building Standard.
Pool & Pool House Stowe, Vermont This mountain top residential site offers spectacular 180 degree views towards adjacent hillsides. The client desired to replace an existing pond with a pool and pool house to be used for both entertaining and family use. The open site is adjacent to the driveway to the north but offered spectacular mountain views to the south. The challenge was to provide privacy at the pool without obstructing the beautiful vista from the entry drive. Working closely with the architect we designed the pool and pool house as one modern element closely linked by proximity, detailing & geometry. In so doing, we used precise placement, careful choice of building & site materials, and minimalist planting. Existing trees were edited to open up selected views to the south. Rows of ornamental grasses provide architectural delineation of outdoor space. Understated stone steps in the lawn loosely connect the pool to the main house. Architect: Michael Minadeo + Partners Image Credit: Westphalen Photography