Pool & Pool House

Pool & Pool House
Stowe, Vermont

This mountain top residential site offers spectacular 180 degree views towards adjacent hillsides. The client desired to replace an existing pond with a pool and pool house to be used for both entertaining and family use. The open site is adjacent to the driveway to the north but offered spectacular mountain views to the south. The challenge was to provide privacy at the pool without obstructing the beautiful vista from the entry drive. Working closely with the architect we designed the pool and pool house as one modern element closely linked by proximity, detailing & geometry. In so doing, we used precise placement, careful choice of building & site materials, and minimalist planting. Existing trees were edited to open up selected views to the south. Rows of ornamental grasses provide architectural delineation of outdoor space. Understated stone steps in the lawn loosely connect the pool to the main house.

Architect: Michael Minadeo + Partners

Image Credit: Jim Westphalen

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jennitolliver added this to Granger Backyard19 Oct 2019

If you have privacy, an outdoor shower is SO fun!

Caroline W added this to Garden14 Jul 2018

outdoor shower with some privacy from grasses....that would be amazing!

marlenerance added this to outdoor showers5 Jul 2018

like grasses planted around the shower

Aimee "G." added this to Front Yard5 May 2018

We could do boards instead of stone to soften look.

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