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Pool Houses: From Laps to Naps

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For those seeking refuge from an interminable game of Marco Polo, these four pool houses provide an artful escape.

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  This public pool house was designed to merge with its park surroundings. Translucent wall materials, floating overhead planes, and plenty of windows let the light in.Project: Stapleton Neighborhood Pool House
Architect: Semple Brown Design
Location: Denver, Colorado  Photo by: Ron Pollard
    This public pool house was designed to merge with its park surroundings. Translucent wall materials, floating overhead planes, and plenty of windows let the light in.Project: Stapleton Neighborhood Pool House Architect: Semple Brown Design Location: Denver, Colorado

    Photo by: Ron Pollard

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  Inside the cedar-framed pool house are a 40-foot-long lap pool and a hot tub. Should that feel too limiting or too tame, the Atlantic Ocean is only a short 200-yard stroll away.Project: Morgan Pool House
Architect: Christoff:Finio Architecture
Location: Long Beach Island, New Jersey  Photo by: Ron Pollard
    Inside the cedar-framed pool house are a 40-foot-long lap pool and a hot tub. Should that feel too limiting or too tame, the Atlantic Ocean is only a short 200-yard stroll away.Project: Morgan Pool House Architect: Christoff:Finio Architecture Location: Long Beach Island, New Jersey

    Photo by: Ron Pollard

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  A study in contrasts with the stolid stucco main house, this 750-square-foot pool house seems to float lackadaisically on the bluestone terrace. “The pool house speaks of summer,” says designer E. B. Min.Project: Burt Pool House
Architect: Min/Day
Location: Palo Alto, California  Photo by: Ron Pollard
    A study in contrasts with the stolid stucco main house, this 750-square-foot pool house seems to float lackadaisically on the bluestone terrace. “The pool house speaks of summer,” says designer E. B. Min.Project: Burt Pool House Architect: Min/Day Location: Palo Alto, California

    Photo by: Ron Pollard

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  Colored concrete walls, pivoting glass doors, and a scissor-shaped steel roof maintain the fun and modern feel of this computer-game designer’s suburban poolside shelter.Project: Traeger Pool House
Architect: Dan Phipps Architects
Location: Woodside, California  Photo by: Ron Pollard
    Colored concrete walls, pivoting glass doors, and a scissor-shaped steel roof maintain the fun and modern feel of this computer-game designer’s suburban poolside shelter.Project: Traeger Pool House Architect: Dan Phipps Architects Location: Woodside, California

    Photo by: Ron Pollard

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