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Luxury Pools Fall / Winter 2015

Luxury Pools is for affluent homeowners ready to build the outdoor space that is limitless only to their imagination. Custom pool construction and design, spa, swim spa, outdoor kitchens grills, landscape lighting, and luxury outdoor lifestyle.

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20 F A L L / W I N T E R 2 0 1 5 LUXURYPOOLS.COM photographs by Steve Passmore (right), courtesy of Ronald A. Shaw Designs (left) F A C E S Insider Samsara is a luxury retreat located on the beautiful beaches of Turks & Caicos overlooking the reefs of the Princess Alexandra National Park. White sand and turquoise waters edge the 3.5- acre oceanfront property. Award-winning architect Ronald A. Shaw designed this Caicos paradise with the villa's guests in mind. The pavilions and guest suites surround a cascade of swimming pools and opulent facilities, designed to provide TRANSFORMING LIVING SPACES B Y M E L I S S A C . G I L L E S P I E Maximize the indoor/outdoor experience with glass-wall systems tranquility while allowing the pleasure of collective experiences. "Our designs embrace the best ele- ments of tropical living and attempts to accentuate them, providing residents and guests with a living experience un- like anything they have encountered before," says Shaw. The villa's elevated position above the beach enhances the spectacular views from one end of the island to the other. The living room and kitchen is outfitted with retractable glass doors by Panda Windows & Doors to maximize the in- door/outdoor experience and to capitalize on the breathtaking views. The alfresco dining pavilion and terrace forms a seamless outdoor space when the horizontal sliding walls are stacked parallel to the corners providing a 180-degree view of the sea and the rest of the island. And, a luxurious formal dining room floats above the pool with a curved lift and slide door system, coral chandelier, and an elevated roof evoking the shape of a giant manta ray. Each guest suite features an open plan concept where glass-wall systems can be fully opened to give the appearance of the roof floating over the almost endless, cor- al-stone decks and floor span. The suites are quietly lavish with views of either the ocean or the landscaped gardens. "In the case of Samsara, the pool is the focus of the living space. The indoors connect seamlessly with the outdoors— the pool forms the link between living spaces. Our near perfect climate allows us to engage the immense and multilevel pool with every living activity, leaving an unforgettable experience for those with the opportunity to live it," he adds., The pool forms the link between the living spaces in this Turks & Caicos retreat.

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