Brazos Masonry, Inc.
Architect: LMB Designers
General Contractor: Brazos Masonry, Inc.
Suppliers: Brazos Masonry, Inc. ; Arnold Stone ; Acme Brick Company ; Elgin-Butler Brick Company
Wall System: Barrier Wall: Stone Veneer/Reinforced Concrete Block
This unique landscape development was a design/build project that combined the "old world" European appearance with today's modern pool. 128 tons of Texas Sandstone were mingled with Acme Brick to give the European look of 100+ years ago. The owners thought it would be nice to make the scenery appear as an old structure that might be found on a European farm today. It was an immense challenge for the modern day craftsmen to produce such a long forgotten look. The restful sitting tower was thoughtfully positioned over the top of the pool equipment room as to provide a calming area where one can relax and enjoy the beautiful landscape and Texas breeze. The adjacent pool house was constructed with load bearing 8" clay tile covered with veneer. Please notice that the designer, owner and craftsmen carried the same look through the kitchen area and even the fireplace. The stone paving is limestone from the Glen Rose/Grandbury area. Each stone paver was individually cut on site so the stone would fit together flawlessly. The owner wanted a portion of the pool wall to look as if it fell down into the pool. It makes a beautiful waterfall and the stone goes to the floor of the pool and allows the users to have a sitting area around the waterfall. The large boulders serve as a protective wall around the shallow area in which the children play. This picturesque retreat is truly a one-of-a-kind area using products that show the genuine beauty of masonry.
Date of Project Completion: August 2010
Photography by Norma Jean Bounds