A residential pool was designed to be the primary focal point of this residence. As one walks from the foyer into the living room, they will catch a glimpse of the pool below through the 4’x4’ square glass floor panel beneath a 5’x5’ glass table centered at the sofa. At the rear of the living room, the marble floor ends but a glass floor continues for an additional 4-feet allowing guests to stand directly over the pool below. The concept is reminiscent of the Grand Canyon Skywalk or the Sears Tower “The Ledge” providing a unique experience for a residential home.
The rear living room wall is made of glass and stops short as the floor below extends housing the magnificent pool. The pool also contains a spa where edges run flush with the surface of the water. The pool room floor is made from large 24”x24” and 16”x24” porcelain tiles in a beautiful pattern. The room is surrounded in seamless glass walls where all adjacent rooms overlook the space.
The master bath shower is also a magnificent example of interior use of stone as the entire surface area is made of slabs of Silver Travertine.
Magnificent 50”x50” slabs of Emperador light marble is used as the flooring material for the entire main floor living areas. By using a consistent material throughout, it creates seamless transitions between the foyer, living room, dining room and kitchen. A massive 2-story masonry wall made of creme Fond Du Lac limestone provides height but also is a counterbalance to the large marble floor. The Fond Du Lac is split faced and hand chipped providing texture.
The floating stair treads of the staircase leading to the lower level of the home are also comprised of the same Emperador Light marble. Each tread has mitered corners and a thin 1” textured non-skid strip providing safety but does not take away from the beauty of the stone.