"A guest/pool house, pool, pergola, and associated outbuildings"
This distinctive pool house, set on the scenic grounds of Orchard Knob Farm, also provides guest accommodations, with a great room, kitchen, and bathroom. The new building was sited approximately 100 feet from the 1920s-era main house, with the pool, pergola, and other structures carefully located to provide privacy. The reuse of existing stone walls on the property creates a seamless connection between the architecture and landscape. The pergola provides a visual and physical link between the pool and upper lawn, and uses a post-and-beam structure that also forms the superstructure of the pool house. The pool house enclosure features glass walls placed inside the exposed wood posts; and local stone is used in the house, chimney, pool deck, and new retaining walls.
300 sq ft
"The pool house is functional yet romantic. The strong lines of the wood and stone are softened by the trellis covered with grape vines and trumpet vines--it seems to blend into the meadow and become part of the landscape. The setting changes throughout the seasons and throughout each day—it is impossible not to appreciate it all the time. I cannot believe that I am in my own backyard and not on vacation."
— Melanie Maslow-Lumia
Steven Kleinrock, Design Principal, Michael Vergason, Landscape Architects
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