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Fine Landscapes creates an elegant, welcoming pool scape for a home in McLean

A young family hired Fine Landscapes to design a swimming pool and raised spa on their rolling McLean property. The project encompassed a travertine pool terrace; a raised fire pit made of stacked stone; and a koi pond with a stone waterfall built into the existing hillside.

The sloped lot created a challenge. “We used terracing and retaining walls,” recalls principal Charles Owen. “Nearly 40 piers were driven 25 feet into the ground; a structural engineer was brought in to ensure proper depth.”

The gunite swimming pool is clad in glass tile with a Quartzscape finish. Pennsylvania fieldstone with large boulders make up the retaining walls.

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