Thursday, July 26, 2012

HAMPTONS POOL HOUSE

We designed and built our pool house the year before we started plans on our main house. A little backwards? Yes! While most would built their house first, we decided to start small and used the pool house as a "dress rehersal" to try out design ideas that we were considering for the main house, but on a smaller scale.  In went wainscotting on walls and ceilings and riverstone on the shower floor, design elements that we liked so much, they were carried through to the main house.  Of course, we were hoping that any mistakes we made wouldn't follow us to the main house too. Working on a smaller project first gave us the opportunity to add unique design elements--the cupola perched on the roof is one of my favorite follies- you might not even notice it at first but it lends such a classic touch to the structure. In this case, working backwards really worked for us.
 The pergola, with its four classic columns, perfectly frames the pool, and looks so beautiful when the wisteria is in bloom
 Wainscotting frames the walls and ceiling in the pool house living area



11 comments:

Krystal Schlegel said...

This is so beautiful and classic! I absolutely love the charming little pool area!
xx
ks

www.krystalschlegel.com

JMW said...

Breathtaking! What a beautiful space to enjoy by the pool!

The enchanted home said...

Barbara..this is a dream!!!!!!! LOVE it....you must so enjoy being there, it looks so private like your own little beautiful oasis. I must include this on my upcoming 'posts to ponder"...too good to not share. Specatacular job, and I would say your "dress rehearsal" was a smashing success!

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

absolutely beautiful! i love it!

Whitney Cosgrave said...

it's beautiful! I think that's a great idea to start small and see how you like things. It turned out perfectly!

Mary Anne said...

Barbara, I am fairly new to your blogsite and I enjoy it immensly! Never would I have thought to work backwards and it makes sense. Your pool, pergola and poolhouse is beautiful and so full of charm. I can only imagine what your house mucst look like! I hope we get that chance!
Mary Anne ox

michele said...

oh honey, i think i might actually get my hair wet for this. just stunning.

happy weekend, beautiful blogger.

michele

Garden, Home and Party said...

What a smart idea. I love your back yard. This is so pretty and pool house looks like something you could live in. :-)
Karen

Donna Vining said...

Such a beautiful pool house inside and out! I love the wisteria hanging over the pergola!

Happy Friday!
www.donnaviningblog.com

Noe @ ADELLA AVENUE said...

So beautiful. It's like your very own resort in your backyard.

Unknown said...

I book marked this post a while ago. I love your pool house! I'm planning a face lift of my pool area and have been coveting your patio umbrellas. They are decidedly different from all the umbrellas I've come across.(multiple drapes per ribbed section, piping and vent) Would you share the source?