Landscape Architect & Specifier News

FEB 2016

LASN is a photographically oriented, professional journal featuring topics of concern and state-of-the-art projects designed or influenced by registered Landscape Architects.

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40 Landscape Architect and Specifier News built into the pool for either lounging or child's play. The pool is equipped with handrails for safe access at two entrances. Other features include a 40' long stone veneered, raised bond beam, a 40' water feature and two fire bowls. The water feature is illuminated with LED strip lighting. "The owners are thrilled with the nighttime drama provided by this visual effect," Cohen said. An outdoor entertainment area features a large, heavy lumber shade structure with a built-in fireplace, a television cabinet, and a living-room-type seating area. The barbecue area offers a dining table, a large gas barbecue with a vent hood, an outdoor refrigerator, sink, garbage disposal, hot and cold water, storage drawers and lots of counter space and barstool seating. Four large queen palms create a "Palm Court" over the center of the pool that provide shade and create a sense of enclosure in the pool area. Several fruit trees were also planted in the back yard; the homeowners have lemons, limes, tangerines and other varieties. Lighting was also provided for both safety and to make the rear yard come "alive" at night. There is also a small formal rose garden that adds to the ambiance of this home, as well as cut roses to display in the house. "Challenges at the site included a large lot and a house design that utilized the driveway as the main entrance to the front door," Cohen said. "With current restrictions to water use in California, the challenge was made even more acute." To meet these challenges, the pool and patio areas were designed to take up a large portion of the space Above A close up view of the LED lighted water wall. Starlite Quartz Ledgestone forms the foundation for the raised bond beam. Cameron Petite Euro Castle, 2"-3" thick, is the material for the coping and wall caps on the bond beam. (Continued on page 42)

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