A Swimming Pool Enclosure in Carlisle
Our construction showcase series is an ongoing article roll-out offering a “behind the scenes” view of the Sunspace Design construction process. We aim to give our readers a unique perspective on the steps we take to bring our projects to life. We also hope to highlight the variety of talents our expert crew brings to the fore. There aren’t many problems we can’t solve on the field.
If you haven’t already checked it out, visit the first entry in our construction showcase series: a greenhouse in Boston’s Beacon Hill.
Today’s entry features a breathtaking indoor swimming pool enclosure built by the Sunspace team in Carlisle, Massachusetts. You can see the finished result and learn more about the project by visiting its portfolio entry. This project is especially important to us because it’s the third project we designed and developed on this client’s property. Repeat business is something we do our best to encourage by ensuring that every client who partners with Sunspace Design walks away completely confident that they’ve received their money’s worth.
The enclosure is adorned with an insulated glass roof with douglas fir framing and triple-pane glass. The floor is a sophisticated bluestone (one of our best flooring options for working spaces thanks to its combination of durability, performance, and elegance). We also outfitted the space with a full bath, seating area, kitchen space, fireplace, and wall-mounted television for the convenience of the clients. Let’s get a better view!
Here we see a structural drawing for the indoor swimming pool enclosure’s front elevation.
Every project we work on begins with architectural drawings and designs like this one.
The pool enclosure foundation has been placed.
The initial phase of this Massachusetts pool installation is complete.
Next: the pool enclosure frame.
Our talented team begins the process of building the exterior wall frame.
Snow isn’t a problem: we’re a New England design-build firm with experience to match.
Work begins on the gable end wall and the tie-in to the existing carriage house.
Our in-house design team ensures that every project pairs seamlessly with the existing architecture.
The solid steel center structure has been positioned.
The indoor pool enclosure’s frame is beginning to take shape!
With the steel frame in place, we begin the process of carefully framing the pool building’s roof.
Large structural valley rafters are positioned to define what will become the glass area of the roof.
Sheathing is installed on the walls and roof.
Here’s an interior view of the framing which really shows off the grand scale of the project!
A structural ridge is installed for the custom glass roof section which sits over the pool.
The roof will create a luminous space below.
If it serves the interests of the project, we’ll fabricate structural elements off-site.
We carefully lift one side of the glass roof frame into place with the help of a crane.
This interior perspective provides a preliminary view of the glass roof’s shape.
New, custom-milled douglas fir rafters are installed.
The rafters will support the triple-pane, high performance glass we’ll be using.
High performance Solar Ban 70-XL insulated glass is now in place.
All of our projects adhere to strict thermal and solar regulation standards.
The copper exterior flashing installation is almost complete.
Copper flashing is a great choice: versatile, long-lasting, and beautiful to look at.
The exterior custom wood moldings and trim are starting to take shape.
Thermax insulation and vapor barrier installations have been completed on all walls and ceiling areas.
This space needs to stand up to a variety of humidity and temperature conditions, so we’ll make sure it can.
This photograph of the custom glass roof over the pool reveals the design’s impressive shape.
Work on the front elevation, sliding glass doors, and interior plaster nears completion.
The exterior paint work is now complete.
Interior trim work begins on the front wall and pool coping is installed.
We’re almost ready to begin work on the bluestone floor.
The flooring nears completion and the pool has been filled for the very first time.
A milestone has been reached! We’re now ready to install the automated pool cover.
With construction winding down, the pool water is being heated for the very first swim.
An exterior view of the completed pool enclosure.
It’s a gem on the client’s property that’s sure to win many admirers.
The seating area adjoins bathroom and kitchen areas via a short hallway.
As you can see, the space is fully-equipped for virtually any entertainment scenario!
The finished interior is a sight to behold.
We’re proud to have been involved this project. Swimming pool enclosures offer numerous benefits to homeowners, so their increasing popularity isn’t a surprise. If you’re interested in outfitting your property with a similar enclosure, we hope that this article has given you a sense of our approach and our standards. We’re confident that we can give you the home addition of your dreams.
Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine swimming pool enclosures have unique requirements due to the region’s variable weather. Choosing us for your project will give you peace of mind: all of our custom glass enclosures remain well-ventilated in every weather condition.
Are you a homeowner seeking the perfect pool enclosure to transform your family’s favorite entertainment and relaxation area into a space that can be enjoyed in all four seasons? Consider Sunspace Design for your project and contact us today. We have the talent, experience, and knowledge needed to give you everything you deserve as you embark upon your next renovation project.