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Monday, 25 November 2013 11:41

Luxurious estate in Boston bolsters a pool in a closed quarry

Luxurious estate in Boston bolsters a pool in a closed quarry Credits: Yahoo’s Spaces

Although an old limestone quarry in the Berkshires of Massachusetts was closed, it is still being used for a completely different purpose. It was converted to a luxurious swimming pool!

Sprayed concrete was used to make access to the pool easier and limestone was added to complete the structure, matching with the surrounded rock. This self-cleaning and heated pool reminds us the old quarry, with the vertical rock walls and the characteristic lines on them created during the excavation, combining past and present.

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Sources: CNN Money, aquamagazine.com

 

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