The designers at Gappsi Pools joined together in a tightly knit team to manage every detail of this project. From the pool designed by Kevin Anderson to the naturalistic hardscape laid out by Giuseppe Abbrancati to the flowing terrain sculpted by head landscaper Rolando Adamovicz, the entire backyard conveys a unified vision of Old World charm in the midst of tropical paradise.
Gappsi Pools, based in Smithtown, N.Y., acts as a direct importer of various types of stone, and Gappsi’s specially branded “Gappsi natural set travertine” caught the clients’ eyes right away. “When they came to the showroom, they really fell in love with that travertine,” Abbrancati says. “It was the first thing they selected.”
Starting from that stone, the designers worked to match the other materials to a consistent color scheme. They even adapted the travertine for use as coping around the pool and spa, and along the tops of the walls. “The coping is the same travertine, but bullnosed,” Abbrancati explains.