We’d all like to add waterfront property to our portfolios, but until Richard puts Necker Island on the market or George sells the Lake Como pad, we’ll settle for something more subdued. A pool house is a small-scale way to transform your yard into a private sanctuary. Did somebody say staycation?
A pool house is more than a place to slip out of soggy swimwear. It can be a shrine to relaxation. A shelter from the sun. A guesthouse. A getaway from the home office. A thrifty alternative to a pricey retreat. A venue for dinners, drinks, and other amusements. And even if you don’t have the imagination or the bank account to create a grand, multi-use space, it never hurts to have a modest place to towel off in peace.
We’ve scoured the internet for an assortment of the most inviting, attractive, and architecturally interesting pool houses around the world. The selection ranges from glam cabanas, to elegant gazebos, to open-air pavilions, to multi-room buildings so large many of us would happily call them home. Take a gander at the pool house ideas gallery above and get inspired.