serves as a pool house, guest house, home office and hurricane-safe house. The project includes a Living Area, Bathroom, Kitchenette, and storage space.
Finally, the Owners requested and the Architect included specific sustainable design features. The pool house uses passive orientation and cooling strategies
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 challenges in designing this project. First, the Owners wanted a modern design that extended the living space
into the pool house. The roof pitch, overhangs, and the cypress wood ceilings mirror that of the cottage, visually connecting the structures through use of massing and details.
A second challenge was to create a comfortable living space within a compact urban backyard. This unembellished design blurs