Texas Gulf Coast

Coastal Creative

By boat or by land . . .  Our client uses this space for entertaining and wanted his pool to be beautiful from the house as well as the inter-coastal waterway. The design placed the pool and spa less than 11 feet from a ship channel on the Texas Coast which posed an enormous engineering challenge due in part to the sandy soil conditions. We took on this challenge and built a geometric negative edge pool using sixteen, 15-foot deep piers. During the construction of the pool, we were met with another challenge when Tropical Storm Bill hit South Texas during the masonry phase. The storm's fury added an unexpected amount of water in the incomplete pool and delayed the project. Challenges were overcome resulting in a contemporary and elegant pool and spa that does not conflict with the traditional coastal architecture and is aesthetically pleasing from the home as well as from the coastal waterway. During the day, the pool overlooks the fishing boats running up and down the waterway. At night, the pool comes to life with the LED lighting and fire features accentuating the reflective qualities of the glass tiles while beautifully reflecting off the water (pool and ocean) and the architecture, providing a very dramatic look from the waterway as the boats pass by.

APSP Regional Design Award Gold 2016 

APSP International Award of Excellence Bronze 2015