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Summer Roundup: 9 Great Pool Houses

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Summer Roundup: 9 Great Pool Houses

June 23, 2017

Now that it finally feels like summer, we’re ready to break out the SPF 85 and brave the sun. Here are nine of our favorite pool houses to inspire a pool day of your own.

Charleston, South Carolina

Above: In Charleston, a pool pavilion we like so much we did some sleuthing to Steal This Look. Photograph courtesy of Heather A. Wilson, Architect.

Northern California

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“We try to avoid umbrellas, instead using trees or arbors to provide shade,” says landscape architect Scott Lewis. Photograph by Mark Darley courtesy of Scott Lewis Landscape Architecture.

For more, see Ask the Expert: 10 Tips for Swimming Pool Design from Scott Lewis.

Belgium

A dark, spare pool house reflects the design philosophy of Belgian master architect Marc Merkx: “a constant search for the perfect balance between proportions, materials, and space.” Photograph courtesy of Marc Merckx.
Above: A dark, spare pool house reflects the design philosophy of Belgian master architect Marc Merkx: “a constant search for the perfect balance between proportions, materials, and space.” Photograph courtesy of Marc Merckx.

For more, see Master Class: A Quietly Luxe Belgian Pool House.

Berkshires, Massachusetts

In the Berkshires, Rose and Devin O’Neill of O’Neill Rose Architects in Brooklyn found a way to solve the problem—by orienting a pool and pavilion in a field for maximum enjoyment of the property&#8
Above: In the Berkshires, Rose and Devin O’Neill of O’Neill Rose Architects in Brooklyn found a way to solve the problem—by orienting a pool and pavilion in a field for maximum enjoyment of the property’s views. Photograph by Michael Moran courtesy of O’Neill Rose Architects.

For more of this project, see Swimming Pool of the Week: Beautiful Views in the Berkshires.

Water Mill, New York

In the Hamptons, a pool house with solar paneling on the roof supplies the main house with all its power in the off season. Photograph by John Porcheddu courtesy of Khanna Schultz.
Above: In the Hamptons, a pool house with solar paneling on the roof supplies the main house with all its power in the off season. Photograph by John Porcheddu courtesy of Khanna Schultz.

For more of this project, see Long Island Summer: A Modern Pool Pavilion in Water Mill.

Sonoma, California

In the Bay Area, “user friendly” doesn’t just refer to the latest software upgrade. It’s how Terremoto describes the Sonoma landscape it designed for a San Francisco couple who wanted a low-maintenance weekend retreat. Photograph by Caitlin Atkinson.
Above: In the Bay Area, “user friendly” doesn’t just refer to the latest software upgrade. It’s how Terremoto describes the Sonoma landscape it designed for a San Francisco couple who wanted a low-maintenance weekend retreat. Photograph by Caitlin Atkinson.

For more of this project, see Landscape Architect Visit: Terremoto Creates Serenity in Sonoma.

Archtitects Claesson Koivisto Rune added a spa compound—two pools and an indoor sanitarium—to an historic Swedish property with a manor home dating to 96. Photograph by Åke E:son Lindman, courtesy of Claesson Koivisto Rune.
Above: Archtitects Claesson Koivisto Rune added a spa compound—two pools and an indoor sanitarium—to an historic Swedish property with a manor home dating to 1796. Photograph by Åke E:son Lindman, courtesy of Claesson Koivisto Rune.

For more, see Swimming Pool of the Week: A Swedish Parquet Poolhouse.

Tulum, Mexico

 Above At Hotel Esencia near Tulum, Mexico the hotel offers two pool villas to accommodate large groups. The villas feature eight bedrooms (all with en-suite bathrooms), fully equipped kitchens, laundry areas, and a spacious indoor/outdoor living area. Photograph courtesy of Hotel Esencia.
Above At Hotel Esencia near Tulum, Mexico the hotel offers two pool villas to accommodate large groups. The villas feature eight bedrooms (all with en-suite bathrooms), fully equipped kitchens, laundry areas, and a spacious indoor/outdoor living area. Photograph courtesy of Hotel Esencia.

For more, see Hotel Esencia: Secluded Splendor on the Maya Riviera on Remodelista.

Amagansett, New York

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Above: At stylist Tiina Laakkonen’s Long Island compund, blue is a color that predominates both indoors and out, where the water in the swimming pool competes against a riotous sky-colored hedge of hydrangeas for the title “Most Blue.” Photograph by Matthew Williams.

For more, see Dreaming in Blue: A Stylist’s Hamptons Compound.

N.B.: Browse all of our Swimming Pool of the Week posts for more ideas.

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