‘Pool Houses’   DesignNJ June/July 2003

BUILDING THE IDEAL POOL HOUSE WAS A MATTER OF STRIKING THE RIGHT balance for a family in Union County. They had to balance the space limitations imposed by their town — 24 feet by 24 feet — with their desire to accommodate large gatherings. They wanted an eating area with the comfort and climate control found indoors but didn’t want to sacrifice the feeling of being outside.They wanted a building with elegant details in an environment durable enough to stand up to wet swimsuits. And they wanted to entertain groups such as their children’s scout troops and soccer teammates while keeping the mess and disruption outside their house. “We were looking for a wonderful refuge from our house where kids could run around with wet feet, we could entertain, and have a weekend retreat in our back yard,” said the homeowner, who called the project “a colossal success. The architect did a fabulous job in building a lot of functionality into limited space.”

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