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Contemporary Polynesian Pool House on the Charles

A young couple with children asked Charles Rose Architects to design a contemporary Polynesian hut for their property southwest of Boston. The design called for indoor and outdoor sitting and dining areas; kitchenette; stainless steel outdoor shower; bath/changing area; 1,500 SF deck with in-ground hot tub; and a fire pit with built-in seating. The architect carved out…

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Aquatic Dreamhouse

Upstate New York contemporary home designed by Alfandre Architects and built by Bensonwood

Pool-Centric Vision Posed Technical Challenges Faced with a significant technical challenge, Alfandre Architecture, PC and its construction company, EcoBuilders Inc., teamed up with Bensonwood to fabricate and install the large-span glulam timbers and insulated shell of this spectacular 6,000 SF timbered dream house — all built around a large 2,000 SF indoor pool — for their…

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