Placement of the pool and poolhouse in the field beyond and away from the house extends the Owners' experience of the landscape. Sited at a lower elevation on the sloping terrain, the poolhouse profile rests below the collage of distant hillsides. Additionally the structure is strategically positioned to block the only obtrusive structure visible from the Owners' main house.
The length of the little complex as viewed from the house is a fieldstone wall trailing down the hillside field. The wall contains the terrace area and the pool itself. The pool extends down the hill, open on three sides, its walls forming the code conforming safety barrier. This minimizes the footprint of the structure and allows an undisturbed vista for the swimmer and the terrace loungers.
Use of local fieldstone, natural cedar siding, dark metal clad windows and gray metal roofing are low maintenance and sympathetic to the landscape palette as well as to a recent addition to the main house.
The exterior wood deck material which offers access to the swimming pool continues into the interior living area to extend the feeling of the outdoors. Large sliding wood framed aluminum fabric panels line the back wall of the living space. The panels are operated to reveal or conceal a bar area and a fold-down bed with additional storage space.
The Bath area provides a shower and changing room and is accessible directly from the pool terrace as well as from a gym and the living room. The vanity and bench are constructed of the wood deck material with a marine oil finish. A wall of translucent glass within the Bath allows for multiple users and maximized daylight.