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Luxury Pools Spring/Summer 2018

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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3 2 S P R I N G / S U M M E R 2 0 1 8 LUXURYPOOLS.COM This project points to Goldstone's flair for evoking what he calls "one emotional feeling." By harmonizing hard- and soft- scape materials, as well as water sounds, his designs offer a cohesive, immersive experience. "It's a puzzle—when you put all of the pieces together, it looks great," he says. "If you are missing some of the pieces, it doesn't work." Sited in a suburb of Tampa, "Pur Infinity" by Ryan Hughes—principal of Ryan Hughes Design/Build in Palm Harbor, Florida—is an APSP award-winning project notable for its distinct vanishing edge, which bleeds off into the wooded setting rather than a more traditional water view. The pool area is described as "a multifunction oasis, where relaxation and entertainment can be experienced in an elegant yet protected space." Hughes names two main factors that influenced the design. First was the clients' relaxed style, which shies away from modern design elements. Second was the setting: The house sits high and backs up to a nature reserve. "We wanted to really force the pool water out into the reserve," Hughes explains. "That's what inspired the pool's large convex backside— it really forces your perspective out into that beautiful backdrop, and in reverse it [turns] that backdrop [of trees into a] reflection on the water." The clients' wish list included a fireplace and seating area in a more traditional style, as well as a columned pergola over an outdoor kitchen with ambient and direct lighting. They also decided to include a decorative tile gas fire feature. Hughes incorporated curvilinear areas to bring in "a bit of true geometry," so the project wouldn't be amebic in shape. According to Hughes, the challenge was making linear and biomorphic styles work together. Because the home's backside is one straight line he felt he couldn't photographs courtesy of Ryan Hughes Design/Build F E A T U R E S A multifunction oasis by Ryan Hughes Design/Build add a completely free-form pool without sacrificing continuity. Hence, the kitchen/ pergola area and sundeck mirror the lines of the house. Marble tiling and cast-aluminum cushioned seating by Castelle help to unify the sprawling outdoor living area. The custom spa and infinity pool are finished in Blue Sapphire glass tile by Ezarri Mosaico (imported from Spain and made from recycled windshield glass), while the pool's dark bottom is Pebble Tec's Ocean Blue.

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