Due to the steeply sloping site, the elevated living spaces of the existing house possessed little connection with the pool and backyard below. The clients requested a new pool and pool house that would serve as a focal point for outdoor and indoor activities.
Large floor-to-ceiling windows enhance the effect of projecting out into the hills, while a trellis blocks harsh midday sunlight. The lower floor guest bedroom, with windows opening just above the trees, offers a more secluded sanctuary.
The exterior materials of the Pool House—copper roofing, fir trellis and siding, and limestone walls—blend with the existing house without copying its traditional forms. Inside, the heavy timber beams and exposed fir decking of the ceiling project past clerestory windows to form the deep overhangs of the exterior.