Pool House

The project added a new, unapologetically contemporary pool area to a Connecticut property with a century-old house and axial, terraced lawns from the late 1800’s. The design goal of the 500 sf. pool house was to make an interior room that merged with the outdoors and create a dialogue between old and new by providing a transparent corner oriented towards the main house. A variety of materials were used in combination, providing visual interest and textural contrast


Design Challenge

To locate the pool on a slope which required elevating the house and handling surface water with infiltration, including a self-sustaining rain garden. Another challenge was how to support the sliding door track, accomplished by a cantilevered L-shaped beam concealed under the transom windows.