An increasingly popular trend in our informal lifestyle is outdoor living – a great way to combine indoor luxuries with the pleasures of the great outdoors. Televisions, fireplaces, ceiling fans, ambient lighting, cozy furniture – all are finding their way outside. As the trend becomes more widespread – we’re seeing an increase in the variety of products designed for use in an outdoor kitchen as well – including pizza ovens, wine coolers, warming drawers and even dishwashers.
Homeowners extend the use of these outdoor living areas by choosing structures that can be either fully open or closed depending on the season.
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Existing Malvern Pool House – The small pool house, which is situated on a 7-acre property in horse country, did not live up to the beautiful backyard pool it was meant to complement not did it relate to the architectural style of the existing main house a 19th-century colonial farmhouse.
New Pool House – The structure was designed to remain within the footprint of the existing pool house and tie in to the existing pool deck. Sliding barn doors at the front and back of the pool house allow the structure to be fully open or closed, depending on the season. Care was taken to select durable and maintenance free interior and exterior materials such as Hardi Plank siding, natural stone veneer, Azek exterior trim,Marvin clad window units and stone tile floors. The local fieldstone blend covering the façade, the roof pitch, roofing materials and architectural details matches that of the main house. Rough-hewn trusses in the hearth room mimic the structural components of the family room in the main house.
Southern New Jersey – As part of a larger home renovation, the existing pool house was torn down and rebuilt. The new 1,400 square foot pool house complements the architecture and site lines of the main house and also functions as a small guesthouse. The structure features a full kitchen, living room, den/office area, bedroom, bathroom, and a new attached garage.
Kitchen cabinetry installation kicked off today! Wooden boards to the left block the future breezeway to the new garage.
Drywall changes the look of the master bath. Mosaic floor tile squares are still covered by a paper backing as the tiles are laid.
Drywall and a little painting in the downstairs playroom. Love the floating staircase!
Gardner/Fox of Bryn Mawr has been named a winner in the prestigious 32nd Annual Qualified Remodeler Master Design Awards Contest. Gardner/Fox won a Gold Award in the Detached Structure category.
Existing Pool House
Sponsored by Qualified Remodeler magazine, the Master Design Awards is the premier national contest recognizing outstanding achievement in residential remodeling projects in 22 categories. For more information visit www.qualifiedremodeler.com.
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