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Winner of the Western Pool & Spa Show 30th Annual Design Award Contest:
Winner of Pool and Spa News' Masters of Design 2008
This home was also featured on the HGTV show Get Out, Way Out!, in Ponds USA and Water Gardens 2008, Total Landscape Care January 2008, Aqua Magazine Sept. 2008,
Get Out, Way Out!
Tuscan Opulence Backyard
David and Liz Kirschner are starting from scratch with a newly-built home in a barren lot next to their daughter and her new husband. They love traveling the world, collecting beautiful pieces from different countries, and would like to bring a romantic old world feel as well as other European touches to their back yard. In addition, they want top of the line outdoor kitchen appliances and an infinity swimming pool for the grandkids that are on the way. Check our HGTV page for air times.
On The Set: Photos from HGTV filming at this property with Scott Cohen and host Brandon Johnson:
Scott Cohen says:
“Tuscan Opulence is what HGTV called this project. The goal was to create the feeling of a romantic getaway in Tuscany. This couple is constantly holding hands and agreeable on nearly all subjects. Quite different than the "battle of the sexes" that I often find myself mediating. The project is broken down into different outdoor rooms and includes an outdoor kitchen, shaded dining patio, stone fireplace living room, side contemplation garden, view deck, sun-deck and fireplace plateau.”
“The all tile swimming pool fans out from the central focal point of the home. In addition to the vanishing edge, I chose to remove the coping from the landscaped side of the swimming pool and spill over both sides. The result is that this swimming pool and spa look like a natural lake. To create the effect, water is carried off via a "runnel" to catch basins inside the planters anchoring both sides of the swimming pool. This eliminated the "slurping" noise problem often associated with perimeter overflow swimming pools.”
“The outdoor kitchen counters are cast in place with recycled bottle glass and then polished with granite finishing tools. The pavilion adjacent to the Spa is constructed of all hand wrought iron scrolls and a custom Styrofoam™ mold of my design.”
“The contemplation garden is surrounded by fragrant flowering vines on custom iron arbors overhead.”