A large opening frames the view to the mountains from the arrival court at the main house. The poolhouse and pergola have one largely solid wall that lends privacy to the pool area with the exception of one large opening.
Sandstone Backsplash Gives Guest House a Beachy Feel
The design of this sandstone backsplash helps to bring a beachy feeling to the space. Since the guest house is host to many pool parties, the designers wanted the space to feel as if it were a home off the coast.
The pool house of this luxurious Miami Beach estate features a full bar and a backlit lounge area, perfect for hosting the hottest parties in town. The waterfront estate, named Terra Veritatis, was built in 1937 and has undergone an extensive restoration and renovation.
Small Galley Kitchen Opens Onto Outdoor Sitting Area
A small galley kitchen that is often used for a wet bar during the family's frequent pool parties leads from the interior of the pool house to the cozy sitting area that lies between the pool and the pool house. The concrete floors tie the space together, helping the transition from indoor to outdoor become a seamless one.
A Courtyard Terrace With Pillared Archways Overlooks A Garden Swimming Pool
The courtyard terrace of this Point Lorna, California, villa home features neutral furnishings that complement the simplicity of the architecture that encompasses them. Wicker sofas complement the texture of earth toned pillars set in the terrace's archways which are climbing with flowering vines reflected in the pool below. The vines allow the garden's topiary features to traverse the pool the way a footbridge allows passage below.
One of the special design features of this riverfront home is its detached pool house: A 12 x 12-foot glass cube was built as a meditation retreat and is treated to panoramic views of the garden and pool.
Using indoor/outdoor fabric on this eclectic pool house's neutral sofa makes it durable for wet swimmers after a day in the sun. The red refrigerator adds color and provides a place to chill drinks and keep snacks for family gatherings.
This is not your average pool house: The structure includes a meditation area and fire pit. Along the back side is a spa-like glass-tiled shower and changing room as well as an outdoor shower. The building's stone wall doubles as a climbing wall and features a waterfall that empties into the pool.
Pool decking becomes the countertop as it flows into the pool house. A bench spans the width of the pool. The three arches house both screens and shutters. To deal with drainage into the building, there's a strip drain system along the perimeter of the floor. Water drains by gravity into the landscape on the north side of the pool house. The sunken design creates challenges but it unifies the pool and indoor areas seamlessly.
White Coastal Guest Bedroom With Turquoise Accents
Natural light illuminates this guest bedroom located in the family's poolhouse. White linens cover the bed, while turquoise and patterned throw pillows add a touch of color.glass mint green lamps are placed atop the white nightstands positioned on either side of the bed.
The pool house of this luxe Miami Beach estate features all the bells and whistles, including multiple spaces for lounging, napping and dining al fresco. The estate enjoys sweeping views and prime waterway access.
Modern Living Room Incorporates the Outdoors in Its Design
The modern living room of this guest house is reminiscent of a beach locale, with its relaxed furnishings, rugged tables and natural fiber rugs. To incorporate the modern, industrial design of the space, metal light fixtures were added to maintain the integrity of the design while helping to light the room. A sliding barn door cleverly conceals the entertainment center when it's not in use, and a Nano door opens poolside to open onto the patio where polished concrete floors continue out into the pool area help to make the seamless transition from indoor to outdoor.
A gold buddha sculpture makes a statement in this dramatically lit pool house and bar. Part of Miami Beach's Terra Veritatis estate, the pool house is one of numerous entertaining spaces in and around the luxurious, 18,000-square-foot property.