A Dream Pool to Match a Dream Home: Edgewater Estate

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What do you do once you’ve built your dream house? Sometimes, you build a dream pool to match it. That’s what these clients of Caviness Landscape Design did. These clients had an advantage: they had had a pool before and definitely know what they did and didn’t want. As the designer explains, “The client wanted to be able to see the waterfall from his home office window.” The customer also wanted specific details as well: stone steps to the patio area; a 3-foot waterfall with a swim-up bench; a 9 x 17-foot wide cascading fall; and 18-inch deep play area under the waterfall. Finally, the family wanted a spa that could seat 22 people, and a glass rock fire pit with bench seating.

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What results is an oblong pool with rounded edges enclosed in colorful flagstone. Pool, spa, and all waterfalls are backlit, as are clustered pines behind the larger waterfall and other trees that frame the space. The fire pit, up one level from the main poolside area, has curved stone seating more than ample for a crowd; another level of stone entirely — reachable through an arched doorway from the house — holds more space for lounging. Finally, when the client wanted the flagstone around the pool to match the travertine at the back of the house, Caviness obliged by cutting the flagstone into squares and rectangles. Edgewater Estates is a private, inviting retreat now…with a great view from the home office.

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Written by Janet Butler

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Janet W. Butler is a freelance writer, editor, and editorial consultant by day and a “small soprano” by night. An RWA Golden Heart Winner, she is the author of the inspirational romance From the Ashes (“the best little book no one’s ever heard of”), published by SANDS Publishing in 2001; and a romantic suspense, Voice of Innocence, from Desert Breeze Publishing. She is a Chicago native transplanted to northeast Indiana, where she lives with her husband, daughter, and Cassandra “Trouble” Butler, S.R.C. (Spoiled Rotten Cat).

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