Contemporary Pool House
Pool House, Westlake Hills, Texas Located in the City of Westlake Hills, this pool house, swimming pool, spa and terraced landscape employs a unique sustainable design strategy. Impervious cover and storm water run off regulations within the city are very tight. The City of Westlake Hills granted a variance to allow the construction of a garden roof and accepted it as permeable cover through a variance process. This variance was a first for the City of Westlake Hills and points to the cities progressive environmental policies. The garden roofs boat-like vaulted form echoes the surrounding canyon hills. Rather than being spread out though the site, much of the projects equipment and program is stacked up underneath the garden roof reducing the overall building footprint and improving the quality of rainwater that might run off the site and into the creek below. The project contains a high-end residential kitchen and indoor-outdoor dining area. The project also contains an innovative suspended permeable stone terrace system.
Owner: Withheld at Owners request
Contractor: Randy Meek, Traci Cavender
Size: 1,200 SF indoor, 5,000 SF outdoor
Cost: Withheld at Owners request
Design Team: Murray Legge, Lucas Brown, David Carroll, Sapna Patel
Consultants: Architectural Engineers Collaborative (Structural)