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Location: Location: Tyler, TX


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Landscape Architecture, Historic Preservation, Pool Construction, Site Grading, Site Drainage, Hardscape and Masonry Installation, Landscape Installation, Exterior lighting, Irrigation Installation, Landscape Management


Fusch Architects

Bill Ackley Construction

Situated on 400 acres, Greenbriar Lake Club invokes a lifestyle rooted in the outdoors.  Located just 5 miles west of Tyler, this small lake community has been a staple fisherman’s paradise since its inception in the early 1900’s.  The original house was relocated to the present location in the 1930's from Troup, Texas by mule drawn wagon, and served as the Pounds estate. Having recently completed the development of a ranch property located on Cedar Creek Lake for this homeowner, we were approached to assist with an exterior restoration and new construction additions.

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The family was interested in restoring the original charm and character of the site and architectural craftsman style architecture, along with improving the exterior to ensure that it too provided a timeless look, grounded in the homestead’s history.  Through various landscape features being preserved, moving 50 year old trees to more suitable locations on site, and complimenting the historic vernacular context, our team is proud of how aged this project appeared at completion.  It is a true testament to a team’s strategic approach with historic preservation, one that can result in preserving our rich history that is so often forgotten.


Historic Preservation

As an original homestead to the area, this 19th century estate featured a simple American craftsman style of architecture that is honored throughout with the large extensions built off the original footprint that was kept as the centerpiece of the main home. The overall context of a simple landscape, with the importance of preserving various historic features, such as the low iron ore field walls, involved strategic collaboration throughout both the design process and construction.

The Greenbriar pool was realized as an extension of the outdoor living space, providing the homeowners with an active outdoor space used for gatherings year round. The location of both the outdoor living area and the pool were intentionally sited opposite of the home’s primary living space. This allowed for separation between the functions of two outdoor areas, preserving un-obstructed lake views, and preservation emphasis on other historical features on site.



Tree Transplanting

Two older trees were standing in the way of our ideal placement for the pool, as is the condition we typically encounter. Instead of simply removing the two trees, our team focused on relocation efforts with the client. Upon critical preparation and working through site logistics, these trees were moved within sight of their original location and provided for additional aesthetic value in the landscape.


Custom Pool and Spa, Covered outdoor living, Iron Ore field walls, Gated Entry, Planting and Lawns, Irrigation System, Underground Drainage, Outdoor Lighting

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