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Swimming Pool of the Week: A 25-Meter Lap Pool in a Former Water Reservoir in Rural Kent

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Swimming Pool of the Week: A 25-Meter Lap Pool in a Former Water Reservoir in Rural Kent

September 22, 2017

Artist Dino Chapman and knitwear designer Tiphaine de Lussy took a chance on a de-commissioned water reservoir (8.75acres) and its industrial building in Harrietsham, Kent. The couple hired London-based design firm Brinkworth to transform it into a fully functioning home with a 25-meter lap pool running the length of the house. Here’s a look at the pool.

N.B.: The property recently sold on The Modern House; see the listing for the full tour.

Photography courtesy of The Modern House.

The first floor has bedrooms equipped with sliding glass doors facing the outside reservoir.
Above: The first floor has bedrooms equipped with sliding glass doors facing the outside reservoir.
The firm largely focuses on retail and commercial architecture; the bedrooms face the pool as though it were a shop window display.
Above: The firm largely focuses on retail and commercial architecture; the bedrooms face the pool as though it were a shop window display.
The site was excavated to reveal the \1930s concrete reservoir. The lap pool, sitting in that reservoir, is framed in concrete with a classic pool ladder for entry.
Above: The site was excavated to reveal the 1930s concrete reservoir. The lap pool, sitting in that reservoir, is framed in concrete with a classic pool ladder for entry.
Running the length of the pool are steel pool gutters and stone tile.
Above: Running the length of the pool are steel pool gutters and stone tile.
Metal beams were installed from the building to the reservoir&#8\2\17;s retaining wall.
Above: Metal beams were installed from the building to the reservoir’s retaining wall.
A view of the pool from the top floor pavilion.
Above: A view of the pool from the top floor pavilion.

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