pool oasis waterfront Eskuche Design Denali Custom Homes Mom's Landscaping Waterfront Oasis

A captivating blend of mountain and modern architectural elements, this incredible abode is situated atop a bluff. The pool skims the edge of the lot, overlooking the expansive lakefront. Its linear structure combines with cascading decorative fountains and strategic landscaping to create a summer haven ideal for outdoor entertaining.

Architect: Eskuche Design | Builder: Denali Custom Homes | Landscape and pool: Mom’s Landscaping


English manor pool John Killorin Mark Suess Herb Baldwin Dan McClelland Solid Rock Masonry restorationHistorical English Manor

With unwavering devotion to the original framework
and plans, the owner of this landmark Duluth home sought to enhance the property with the construction
of an 18-by-40-foot pool. The painstaking restoration took many teams of experts many years to design
and build.

Builder: John Killorin | Pool house architect: Mark Suess | Landscape: Herb Baldwin and Dan McClelland | Masonry: Solid Rock Masonry | Pool design: Herb Baldwin


cedar lake estate Charles R. Stinson Architecture Streeter Associates Coen+Partners olympic poolCedar Lake Estate

This modern home sits hillside, affording vistas of lakes, greenery and the city skyline. It features a lavish outdoor space complete with a guesthouse, glass breezeway, cantilevered decks, multiple lounge areas, a fireplace and a 14-by-56-foot custom pool. No detail was overlooked, from the sophisticated wood ledge framing to the limestone coping and terrace to the pearl plaster finish.

Architect: Charles R. Stinson Architecture + Design |
Builder: Streeter & Associates  | Landscape: Coen + Partners | Pool: Olympic Pools


chateau french-style Murphy & Co. Design John Kraemer & Sons Topo LLC Performance Minnesota River Chateau

The grandeur of this French-style residence stately elevated above the Minnesota River can’t be ignored. The simple stone and stucco exterior and tailored landscaping emphasize the sprawling pool. The elongated platform stairway into the pool adds an element of luxury.

Architect: Murphy & Co. Design | Builder: John Kraemer & Sons | Landscape: Topo, LLC | Pool: Performance Pool & Spa


Theodore Wirth Strand Design Prestige pool Theodore Wirth Ranch

This ranch-inspired property offers wooded seclusion and miraculous views of the Minneapolis cityscape. Strand Design’s close attention to detail and use of quality materials is highlighted in the outdoor living area, with its custom lounges and seating, wood soffits, Cor-Ten and black steel siding, cabanas, wood pool deck, and color-changing LED lights.

Architect, builder, landscape design: Strand Design | Landscape installation: Landscape Love | Pool: Prestige Pools

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