backyard living space in which the Owners could live and entertain. Both design professionals, they requested a new pool house, pool and landscape layout that embraced modern design but had a sensitivity to the adjacent 1926 historic home that would share the site.
The Architect faced several primary
comfortable living space within a compact urban backyard. This unembellished design blurs the boundaries between inside and outside and uses natural daylight to make the living area seem extraordinarily open. The interior/exterior flow of space is achieved with the use of eight-foot high disappearing glass
from the living space, and provides a controlled rate of air changes per hour. Concrete and ceramic tile were installed and only low VOC paints, sealants and finishes were used.
Through the use of detailed design elements and simplicity, the modern backyard pool house extends the living space of the 1926