Designed to maximize outdoor enjoyment, the backyard enclave was inspired by the client’s love of industrial-modern vintage. Turn of the century—20th century—swimsuits, were a serendipitous discovery. Kept secret, the framed suits were meant as a surprise from husband to his swimmer wife on completion of the pool house, which perfectly captured their vision.
Redolent of Cape Cod and other seaside locales, the pool house is appointed with relaxed furnishings — slipcovered sofas, rugged tables and sturdy, natural fiber area rugs. In keeping with the industrial/modern look, a Gregorios Pineo chandelier and Jamie Young Steampunk floor lamp illuminate the interiors.
Cleverly concealing the entertainment center when not in use, a sliding barn door, created from reclaimed lumber from a farm in Oregon, gives the structure a rustic, relaxed feel. It’s become the family’s hangout of choice since completion.
A small galley kitchen, covered in Ann Sacks tile and custom shelves, serves as wet bar and food prep area for the family and their guests for frequent pool parties. Vinyl covered walls in the powder room protects from moisture—and kid paws—and lends a beach-y, sandstone texture to the room.
Polished concrete flooring carries out to the pool deck connecting the spaces, including a cozy sitting area flanked by a board form concrete fireplace, and appointed with comfortable couches for relaxation long after dark. Poolside chaises provide multiple options for lounging and sunbathing, and expansive Nana doors poolside open the entire structure to complete the indoor/outdoor objective.
Photographer: Kerri Hamilton