Steel Pool House Conservatory Update

Posted November 30th, 2009 by Alan Stein and filed in Conservatory Projects, Magazine Articles
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looking into cupola
Looking up into the cupola

interior steel detail of swimming pool enclosure
Pictures looking up into the cupola of the steel structure of the swimming pool enclosure.
A detail of the steel structure

Here are some pictures of the old world steel and glass swimming pool conservatory we are building as it nears completion – and with winter fast approaching, it’s not a day too soon.

The great room is now completely weather tight so all remaining work on the inside can proceed unhindered.

Now with scaffolding down and out of the way, the majesty of the structure begins to come into view.

The cast iron and steel parts with their forged curls and intricate rosettes make a tantalizingly reminiscent image that could be right out of a history book on the great glass houses of the nineteenth century. This was our intention from the start. In fact, it was the great glass conservatory at Syon Park which was the original inspiration for the design.

When complete, it will be filled with palm trees and make for one of the most unique custom pool houses Tanglewood Conservatories has ever built.

view of roof

exterior view of project
On the exterior, all of the windows and doors are installed and you can see the wonderful stained glass panels in place. All that is required is the final trim parts to be put on and the stone veneer to be laid up and this will have to wait for springtime and warmer weather.

The construction of this steel and glass conservatory house is a huge undertaking with the conservatory an important part, but only one of many really unique features. Final completion is not expected for another two years!

My other favorite feature of this mega-home is the thirty-five foot long shark tank. When the home is complete, you will descend a curving stairway to a lower level recreation center with the sharks on one side of you and a waterfall that spills over the edge of the swimming pool on the other side.

The theme of much of the home is water which makes sense since the home is situated with exquisite views out across a busy northern waterway.

You can see more pictures of the progress of this remarkable conservatory pool enclosure project at a new page on our website titled “Steel Structures”.

Also included on the page are images of the construction of several other very unique projects, one in particular, the magnificent greenhouse with the curving glass roof that is shown completed on the Antique Greenhouse page.

It is the greenhouse conservatory that is featured in the Washington Spaces article “Enchanted Estate” that was the subject of my previous blog.

Alan

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