A Lap Pool at the Urban Oasis Bed and Breakfast on the Atlanta Beltline.
Judi Knight had a vision. In 1998, Knight needed a building for her growing software company and wanted to build a loft home in the building for her family. This is what she found.
As she went to work, it morphed into seven highly lofts in the highly desireable neighborhood of Inman Park and the first development on Krog Street. Her loft at the back of the building flanked the tracks of the defunct Southern Railways. Judi figured sooner or later someone would make it into a rails-to-trails type project and little did she know in 1998, Ryan Gravel was hard at work developing that plan. Now Knights loft borders the Eastside Trail of the Atlanta Beltline.
When their children moved out to go to college, Judi and her husband, Duane turned the loft into the Urban Oasis Bed and Breakfast. Read More about the before and after of this warehouse adaptive reuse, into the Urban Oasis Bed and Breakfast on the Atlanta Beltline.
Back then, she covered the spur line that came down off the main tracks next to the loading dock that ran across the backside of her building, with 42 truck loads of dirt. She had a vision that she had to postpone at the time, that one day it would be the perfect place for a lap pool.
That day started in March when Montego Pools drew up Judi’s vision for a lap pool at the Bed and Breakfast along the Beltline.
Then, then Montego crew went to work.
And finally, the last piece to go in was the Endless Pool. Turnkey process about 60 days. It was actually ready for swimming in 45 days. It could have been 35 days but the owner ordered her own custom blend of tile to be made up and delivered which took a couple of weeks to get on
The turnkey process from start to finish took about 60 days. It was actually ready for swimming in 45 days. It could have been 35 days but the owner created and ordered her own custom blend of tile from Jablon Mosaic Tile, which took a couple of weeks to get onsite. But we all think that the tile really sets off the concrete pool perfectly and is a colorful complement to this colorful warehouse loft.
I can’t believe how fast the whole thing went together. I was very concerned about how anyone could dig out the pool given where it was located. The Atlanta Beltline has our backyard rather hemmed in, but Scott and his crew found a way. The finish on the pool was just as I imagined and the tile work is so beautiful. All of the equipment is located under our loading deck out of the way and we have a program on our phones to control everything from cleaning to lights and spa. We can go out to dinner and then hit Spa. By the time we get home is is ready to go. A dream come true!