INSIDE OUTSIDE POOLSIDE   A family that spends a lot of time in and around their beautiful saltwater pool, did not have a place in their home that provided them a visual or physical connection.  They also lacked any storage for all their pool “stuff”.  With small children and a love for entertaining, they needed a room that served and supported their watery lifestyle.  We took over an empty and unused notch along the back of the house adjacent to the pool patio to create a new bright and airy pool house.  The new out building attempts to unify 4 areas; an existing deck, an upper master bedroom balcony, a lower lawn, and the pool itself, and provide the missing storage.  By locating the pool house at the juxtaposition of these areas, the new room was able to provide a new expanded rooftop balcony for the master, anchor and define the dining and barbeque deck, extend and connect to the pool and patio, and create a new access to integrate the lower lawn – and carve out the much needed storage for the variety of pool toys and equipment.   The building itself is 400 sf with bath, laundry, storage, mechanical, kitchen, and living.  A single new secure connection is made into the house through the existing mudroom.  Clad with crisply detailed ship lap cedar, it draws on the existing material palate of the house and nods to the boat aesthetic in expression and efficiency.  With pocketing glass walls the pool house is both the utility building needed, and an expansion of the vibrant pool scene itself, inside and outside, along the poolside.  Photographer:  Brandon Stengel www.farmkidstudios.com   Location:            Edina, MN  Completed:     2013  Project Team: Ben Awes AIA,  Principal-In-Charge  Bob Ganser AIA Christian Dean AIA Nate Dodge

INSIDE OUTSIDE POOLSIDE

A family that spends a lot of time in and around their beautiful saltwater pool, did not have a place in their home that provided them a visual or physical connection.  They also lacked any storage for all their pool “stuff”.  With small children and a love for entertaining, they needed a room that served and supported their watery lifestyle.  We took over an empty and unused notch along the back of the house adjacent to the pool patio to create a new bright and airy pool house.

The new out building attempts to unify 4 areas; an existing deck, an upper master bedroom balcony, a lower lawn, and the pool itself, and provide the missing storage.  By locating the pool house at the juxtaposition of these areas, the new room was able to provide a new expanded rooftop balcony for the master, anchor and define the dining and barbeque deck, extend and connect to the pool and patio, and create a new access to integrate the lower lawn – and carve out the much needed storage for the variety of pool toys and equipment. 

The building itself is 400 sf with bath, laundry, storage, mechanical, kitchen, and living.  A single new secure connection is made into the house through the existing mudroom.  Clad with crisply detailed ship lap cedar, it draws on the existing material palate of the house and nods to the boat aesthetic in expression and efficiency.  With pocketing glass walls the pool house is both the utility building needed, and an expansion of the vibrant pool scene itself, inside and outside, along the poolside.

Photographer:  Brandon Stengelwww.farmkidstudios.com

Location:          Edina, MN

Completed:     2013

Project Team:
Ben Awes AIA, Principal-In-Charge
Bob Ganser AIA
Christian Dean AIA
Nate Dodge

  INSIDE OUTSIDE POOLSIDE   A family that spends a lot of time in and around their beautiful saltwater pool, did not have a place in their home that provided them a visual or physical connection.  They also lacked any storage for all their pool “stuff”.  With small children and a love for entertaining, they needed a room that served and supported their watery lifestyle.  We took over an empty and unused notch along the back of the house adjacent to the pool patio to create a new bright and airy pool house.  The new out building attempts to unify 4 areas; an existing deck, an upper master bedroom balcony, a lower lawn, and the pool itself, and provide the missing storage.  By locating the pool house at the juxtaposition of these areas, the new room was able to provide a new expanded rooftop balcony for the master, anchor and define the dining and barbeque deck, extend and connect to the pool and patio, and create a new access to integrate the lower lawn – and carve out the much needed storage for the variety of pool toys and equipment.   The building itself is 400 sf with bath, laundry, storage, mechanical, kitchen, and living.  A single new secure connection is made into the house through the existing mudroom.  Clad with crisply detailed ship lap cedar, it draws on the existing material palate of the house and nods to the boat aesthetic in expression and efficiency.  With pocketing glass walls the pool house is both the utility building needed, and an expansion of the vibrant pool scene itself, inside and outside, along the poolside.  Photographer:  Brandon Stengel www.farmkidstudios.com   Location:            Edina, MN  Completed:     2013  Project Team: Ben Awes AIA,  Principal-In-Charge  Bob Ganser AIA Christian Dean AIA Nate Dodge   

INSIDE OUTSIDE POOLSIDE

A family that spends a lot of time in and around their beautiful saltwater pool, did not have a place in their home that provided them a visual or physical connection.  They also lacked any storage for all their pool “stuff”.  With small children and a love for entertaining, they needed a room that served and supported their watery lifestyle.  We took over an empty and unused notch along the back of the house adjacent to the pool patio to create a new bright and airy pool house.

The new out building attempts to unify 4 areas; an existing deck, an upper master bedroom balcony, a lower lawn, and the pool itself, and provide the missing storage.  By locating the pool house at the juxtaposition of these areas, the new room was able to provide a new expanded rooftop balcony for the master, anchor and define the dining and barbeque deck, extend and connect to the pool and patio, and create a new access to integrate the lower lawn – and carve out the much needed storage for the variety of pool toys and equipment. 

The building itself is 400 sf with bath, laundry, storage, mechanical, kitchen, and living.  A single new secure connection is made into the house through the existing mudroom.  Clad with crisply detailed ship lap cedar, it draws on the existing material palate of the house and nods to the boat aesthetic in expression and efficiency.  With pocketing glass walls the pool house is both the utility building needed, and an expansion of the vibrant pool scene itself, inside and outside, along the poolside.

Photographer:  Brandon Stengelwww.farmkidstudios.com

Location:          Edina, MN

Completed:     2013

Project Team:
Ben Awes AIA, Principal-In-Charge
Bob Ganser AIA
Christian Dean AIA
Nate Dodge

 

  INSIDE OUTSIDE POOLSIDE   A family that spends a lot of time in and around their beautiful saltwater pool, did not have a place in their home that provided them a visual or physical connection.  They also lacked any storage for all their pool “stuff”.  With small children and a love for entertaining, they needed a room that served and supported their watery lifestyle.  We took over an empty and unused notch along the back of the house adjacent to the pool patio to create a new bright and airy pool house.  The new out building attempts to unify 4 areas; an existing deck, an upper master bedroom balcony, a lower lawn, and the pool itself, and provide the missing storage.  By locating the pool house at the juxtaposition of these areas, the new room was able to provide a new expanded rooftop balcony for the master, anchor and define the dining and barbeque deck, extend and connect to the pool and patio, and create a new access to integrate the lower lawn – and carve out the much needed storage for the variety of pool toys and equipment.   The building itself is 400 sf with bath, laundry, storage, mechanical, kitchen, and living.  A single new secure connection is made into the house through the existing mudroom.  Clad with crisply detailed ship lap cedar, it draws on the existing material palate of the house and nods to the boat aesthetic in expression and efficiency.  With pocketing glass walls the pool house is both the utility building needed, and an expansion of the vibrant pool scene itself, inside and outside, along the poolside.  Photographer:  Brandon Stengel www.farmkidstudios.com   Location:            Edina, MN  Completed:     2013  Project Team: Ben Awes AIA,  Principal-In-Charge  Bob Ganser AIA Christian Dean AIA Nate Dodge   

INSIDE OUTSIDE POOLSIDE

A family that spends a lot of time in and around their beautiful saltwater pool, did not have a place in their home that provided them a visual or physical connection.  They also lacked any storage for all their pool “stuff”.  With small children and a love for entertaining, they needed a room that served and supported their watery lifestyle.  We took over an empty and unused notch along the back of the house adjacent to the pool patio to create a new bright and airy pool house.

The new out building attempts to unify 4 areas; an existing deck, an upper master bedroom balcony, a lower lawn, and the pool itself, and provide the missing storage.  By locating the pool house at the juxtaposition of these areas, the new room was able to provide a new expanded rooftop balcony for the master, anchor and define the dining and barbeque deck, extend and connect to the pool and patio, and create a new access to integrate the lower lawn – and carve out the much needed storage for the variety of pool toys and equipment. 

The building itself is 400 sf with bath, laundry, storage, mechanical, kitchen, and living.  A single new secure connection is made into the house through the existing mudroom.  Clad with crisply detailed ship lap cedar, it draws on the existing material palate of the house and nods to the boat aesthetic in expression and efficiency.  With pocketing glass walls the pool house is both the utility building needed, and an expansion of the vibrant pool scene itself, inside and outside, along the poolside.

Photographer:  Brandon Stengelwww.farmkidstudios.com

Location:          Edina, MN

Completed:     2013

Project Team:
Ben Awes AIA, Principal-In-Charge
Bob Ganser AIA
Christian Dean AIA
Nate Dodge

 

  INSIDE OUTSIDE POOLSIDE   A family that spends a lot of time in and around their beautiful saltwater pool, did not have a place in their home that provided them a visual or physical connection.  They also lacked any storage for all their pool “stuff”.  With small children and a love for entertaining, they needed a room that served and supported their watery lifestyle.  We took over an empty and unused notch along the back of the house adjacent to the pool patio to create a new bright and airy pool house.  The new out building attempts to unify 4 areas; an existing deck, an upper master bedroom balcony, a lower lawn, and the pool itself, and provide the missing storage.  By locating the pool house at the juxtaposition of these areas, the new room was able to provide a new expanded rooftop balcony for the master, anchor and define the dining and barbeque deck, extend and connect to the pool and patio, and create a new access to integrate the lower lawn – and carve out the much needed storage for the variety of pool toys and equipment.   The building itself is 400 sf with bath, laundry, storage, mechanical, kitchen, and living.  A single new secure connection is made into the house through the existing mudroom.  Clad with crisply detailed ship lap cedar, it draws on the existing material palate of the house and nods to the boat aesthetic in expression and efficiency.  With pocketing glass walls the pool house is both the utility building needed, and an expansion of the vibrant pool scene itself, inside and outside, along the poolside.  Photographer:  Brandon Stengel www.farmkidstudios.com   Location:            Edina, MN  Completed:     2013  Project Team: Ben Awes AIA,  Principal-In-Charge  Bob Ganser AIA Christian Dean AIA Nate Dodge

INSIDE OUTSIDE POOLSIDE

A family that spends a lot of time in and around their beautiful saltwater pool, did not have a place in their home that provided them a visual or physical connection.  They also lacked any storage for all their pool “stuff”.  With small children and a love for entertaining, they needed a room that served and supported their watery lifestyle.  We took over an empty and unused notch along the back of the house adjacent to the pool patio to create a new bright and airy pool house.

The new out building attempts to unify 4 areas; an existing deck, an upper master bedroom balcony, a lower lawn, and the pool itself, and provide the missing storage.  By locating the pool house at the juxtaposition of these areas, the new room was able to provide a new expanded rooftop balcony for the master, anchor and define the dining and barbeque deck, extend and connect to the pool and patio, and create a new access to integrate the lower lawn – and carve out the much needed storage for the variety of pool toys and equipment. 

The building itself is 400 sf with bath, laundry, storage, mechanical, kitchen, and living.  A single new secure connection is made into the house through the existing mudroom.  Clad with crisply detailed ship lap cedar, it draws on the existing material palate of the house and nods to the boat aesthetic in expression and efficiency.  With pocketing glass walls the pool house is both the utility building needed, and an expansion of the vibrant pool scene itself, inside and outside, along the poolside.

Photographer:  Brandon Stengelwww.farmkidstudios.com

Location:          Edina, MN

Completed:     2013

Project Team:
Ben Awes AIA, Principal-In-Charge
Bob Ganser AIA
Christian Dean AIA
Nate Dodge

  INSIDE OUTSIDE POOLSIDE   A family that spends a lot of time in and around their beautiful saltwater pool, did not have a place in their home that provided them a visual or physical connection.  They also lacked any storage for all their pool “stuff”.  With small children and a love for entertaining, they needed a room that served and supported their watery lifestyle.  We took over an empty and unused notch along the back of the house adjacent to the pool patio to create a new bright and airy pool house.  The new out building attempts to unify 4 areas; an existing deck, an upper master bedroom balcony, a lower lawn, and the pool itself, and provide the missing storage.  By locating the pool house at the juxtaposition of these areas, the new room was able to provide a new expanded rooftop balcony for the master, anchor and define the dining and barbeque deck, extend and connect to the pool and patio, and create a new access to integrate the lower lawn – and carve out the much needed storage for the variety of pool toys and equipment.   The building itself is 400 sf with bath, laundry, storage, mechanical, kitchen, and living.  A single new secure connection is made into the house through the existing mudroom.  Clad with crisply detailed ship lap cedar, it draws on the existing material palate of the house and nods to the boat aesthetic in expression and efficiency.  With pocketing glass walls the pool house is both the utility building needed, and an expansion of the vibrant pool scene itself, inside and outside, along the poolside.  Photographer:  Brandon Stengel www.farmkidstudios.com   Location:            Edina, MN  Completed:     2013  Project Team: Ben Awes AIA,  Principal-In-Charge  Bob Ganser AIA Christian Dean AIA Nate Dodge

INSIDE OUTSIDE POOLSIDE

A family that spends a lot of time in and around their beautiful saltwater pool, did not have a place in their home that provided them a visual or physical connection.  They also lacked any storage for all their pool “stuff”.  With small children and a love for entertaining, they needed a room that served and supported their watery lifestyle.  We took over an empty and unused notch along the back of the house adjacent to the pool patio to create a new bright and airy pool house.

The new out building attempts to unify 4 areas; an existing deck, an upper master bedroom balcony, a lower lawn, and the pool itself, and provide the missing storage.  By locating the pool house at the juxtaposition of these areas, the new room was able to provide a new expanded rooftop balcony for the master, anchor and define the dining and barbeque deck, extend and connect to the pool and patio, and create a new access to integrate the lower lawn – and carve out the much needed storage for the variety of pool toys and equipment. 

The building itself is 400 sf with bath, laundry, storage, mechanical, kitchen, and living.  A single new secure connection is made into the house through the existing mudroom.  Clad with crisply detailed ship lap cedar, it draws on the existing material palate of the house and nods to the boat aesthetic in expression and efficiency.  With pocketing glass walls the pool house is both the utility building needed, and an expansion of the vibrant pool scene itself, inside and outside, along the poolside.

Photographer:  Brandon Stengelwww.farmkidstudios.com

Location:          Edina, MN

Completed:     2013

Project Team:
Ben Awes AIA, Principal-In-Charge
Bob Ganser AIA
Christian Dean AIA
Nate Dodge

  INSIDE OUTSIDE POOLSIDE   A family that spends a lot of time in and around their beautiful saltwater pool, did not have a place in their home that provided them a visual or physical connection.  They also lacked any storage for all their pool “stuff”.  With small children and a love for entertaining, they needed a room that served and supported their watery lifestyle.  We took over an empty and unused notch along the back of the house adjacent to the pool patio to create a new bright and airy pool house.  The new out building attempts to unify 4 areas; an existing deck, an upper master bedroom balcony, a lower lawn, and the pool itself, and provide the missing storage.  By locating the pool house at the juxtaposition of these areas, the new room was able to provide a new expanded rooftop balcony for the master, anchor and define the dining and barbeque deck, extend and connect to the pool and patio, and create a new access to integrate the lower lawn – and carve out the much needed storage for the variety of pool toys and equipment.   The building itself is 400 sf with bath, laundry, storage, mechanical, kitchen, and living.  A single new secure connection is made into the house through the existing mudroom.  Clad with crisply detailed ship lap cedar, it draws on the existing material palate of the house and nods to the boat aesthetic in expression and efficiency.  With pocketing glass walls the pool house is both the utility building needed, and an expansion of the vibrant pool scene itself, inside and outside, along the poolside.  Photographer:  Brandon Stengel www.farmkidstudios.com   Location:            Edina, MN  Completed:     2013  Project Team: Ben Awes AIA,  Principal-In-Charge  Bob Ganser AIA Christian Dean AIA Nate Dodge

INSIDE OUTSIDE POOLSIDE

A family that spends a lot of time in and around their beautiful saltwater pool, did not have a place in their home that provided them a visual or physical connection.  They also lacked any storage for all their pool “stuff”.  With small children and a love for entertaining, they needed a room that served and supported their watery lifestyle.  We took over an empty and unused notch along the back of the house adjacent to the pool patio to create a new bright and airy pool house.

The new out building attempts to unify 4 areas; an existing deck, an upper master bedroom balcony, a lower lawn, and the pool itself, and provide the missing storage.  By locating the pool house at the juxtaposition of these areas, the new room was able to provide a new expanded rooftop balcony for the master, anchor and define the dining and barbeque deck, extend and connect to the pool and patio, and create a new access to integrate the lower lawn – and carve out the much needed storage for the variety of pool toys and equipment. 

The building itself is 400 sf with bath, laundry, storage, mechanical, kitchen, and living.  A single new secure connection is made into the house through the existing mudroom.  Clad with crisply detailed ship lap cedar, it draws on the existing material palate of the house and nods to the boat aesthetic in expression and efficiency.  With pocketing glass walls the pool house is both the utility building needed, and an expansion of the vibrant pool scene itself, inside and outside, along the poolside.

Photographer:  Brandon Stengelwww.farmkidstudios.com

Location:          Edina, MN

Completed:     2013

Project Team:
Ben Awes AIA, Principal-In-Charge
Bob Ganser AIA
Christian Dean AIA
Nate Dodge

  INSIDE OUTSIDE POOLSIDE   A family that spends a lot of time in and around their beautiful saltwater pool, did not have a place in their home that provided them a visual or physical connection.  They also lacked any storage for all their pool “stuff”.  With small children and a love for entertaining, they needed a room that served and supported their watery lifestyle.  We took over an empty and unused notch along the back of the house adjacent to the pool patio to create a new bright and airy pool house.  The new out building attempts to unify 4 areas; an existing deck, an upper master bedroom balcony, a lower lawn, and the pool itself, and provide the missing storage.  By locating the pool house at the juxtaposition of these areas, the new room was able to provide a new expanded rooftop balcony for the master, anchor and define the dining and barbeque deck, extend and connect to the pool and patio, and create a new access to integrate the lower lawn – and carve out the much needed storage for the variety of pool toys and equipment.   The building itself is 400 sf with bath, laundry, storage, mechanical, kitchen, and living.  A single new secure connection is made into the house through the existing mudroom.  Clad with crisply detailed ship lap cedar, it draws on the existing material palate of the house and nods to the boat aesthetic in expression and efficiency.  With pocketing glass walls the pool house is both the utility building needed, and an expansion of the vibrant pool scene itself, inside and outside, along the poolside.  Photographer:  Brandon Stengel www.farmkidstudios.com   Location:            Edina, MN  Completed:     2013  Project Team: Ben Awes AIA,  Principal-In-Charge  Bob Ganser AIA Christian Dean AIA Nate Dodge

INSIDE OUTSIDE POOLSIDE

A family that spends a lot of time in and around their beautiful saltwater pool, did not have a place in their home that provided them a visual or physical connection.  They also lacked any storage for all their pool “stuff”.  With small children and a love for entertaining, they needed a room that served and supported their watery lifestyle.  We took over an empty and unused notch along the back of the house adjacent to the pool patio to create a new bright and airy pool house.

The new out building attempts to unify 4 areas; an existing deck, an upper master bedroom balcony, a lower lawn, and the pool itself, and provide the missing storage.  By locating the pool house at the juxtaposition of these areas, the new room was able to provide a new expanded rooftop balcony for the master, anchor and define the dining and barbeque deck, extend and connect to the pool and patio, and create a new access to integrate the lower lawn – and carve out the much needed storage for the variety of pool toys and equipment. 

The building itself is 400 sf with bath, laundry, storage, mechanical, kitchen, and living.  A single new secure connection is made into the house through the existing mudroom.  Clad with crisply detailed ship lap cedar, it draws on the existing material palate of the house and nods to the boat aesthetic in expression and efficiency.  With pocketing glass walls the pool house is both the utility building needed, and an expansion of the vibrant pool scene itself, inside and outside, along the poolside.

Photographer:  Brandon Stengelwww.farmkidstudios.com

Location:          Edina, MN

Completed:     2013

Project Team:
Ben Awes AIA, Principal-In-Charge
Bob Ganser AIA
Christian Dean AIA
Nate Dodge

  INSIDE OUTSIDE POOLSIDE   A family that spends a lot of time in and around their beautiful saltwater pool, did not have a place in their home that provided them a visual or physical connection.  They also lacked any storage for all their pool “stuff”.  With small children and a love for entertaining, they needed a room that served and supported their watery lifestyle.  We took over an empty and unused notch along the back of the house adjacent to the pool patio to create a new bright and airy pool house.  The new out building attempts to unify 4 areas; an existing deck, an upper master bedroom balcony, a lower lawn, and the pool itself, and provide the missing storage.  By locating the pool house at the juxtaposition of these areas, the new room was able to provide a new expanded rooftop balcony for the master, anchor and define the dining and barbeque deck, extend and connect to the pool and patio, and create a new access to integrate the lower lawn – and carve out the much needed storage for the variety of pool toys and equipment.   The building itself is 400 sf with bath, laundry, storage, mechanical, kitchen, and living.  A single new secure connection is made into the house through the existing mudroom.  Clad with crisply detailed ship lap cedar, it draws on the existing material palate of the house and nods to the boat aesthetic in expression and efficiency.  With pocketing glass walls the pool house is both the utility building needed, and an expansion of the vibrant pool scene itself, inside and outside, along the poolside.  Photographer:  Brandon Stengel www.farmkidstudios.com   Location:            Edina, MN  Completed:     2013  Project Team: Ben Awes AIA,  Principal-In-Charge  Bob Ganser AIA Christian Dean AIA Nate Dodge   

INSIDE OUTSIDE POOLSIDE

A family that spends a lot of time in and around their beautiful saltwater pool, did not have a place in their home that provided them a visual or physical connection.  They also lacked any storage for all their pool “stuff”.  With small children and a love for entertaining, they needed a room that served and supported their watery lifestyle.  We took over an empty and unused notch along the back of the house adjacent to the pool patio to create a new bright and airy pool house.

The new out building attempts to unify 4 areas; an existing deck, an upper master bedroom balcony, a lower lawn, and the pool itself, and provide the missing storage.  By locating the pool house at the juxtaposition of these areas, the new room was able to provide a new expanded rooftop balcony for the master, anchor and define the dining and barbeque deck, extend and connect to the pool and patio, and create a new access to integrate the lower lawn – and carve out the much needed storage for the variety of pool toys and equipment. 

The building itself is 400 sf with bath, laundry, storage, mechanical, kitchen, and living.  A single new secure connection is made into the house through the existing mudroom.  Clad with crisply detailed ship lap cedar, it draws on the existing material palate of the house and nods to the boat aesthetic in expression and efficiency.  With pocketing glass walls the pool house is both the utility building needed, and an expansion of the vibrant pool scene itself, inside and outside, along the poolside.

Photographer:  Brandon Stengelwww.farmkidstudios.com

Location:          Edina, MN

Completed:     2013

Project Team:
Ben Awes AIA, Principal-In-Charge
Bob Ganser AIA
Christian Dean AIA
Nate Dodge

 

  INSIDE OUTSIDE POOLSIDE   A family that spends a lot of time in and around their beautiful saltwater pool, did not have a place in their home that provided them a visual or physical connection.  They also lacked any storage for all their pool “stuff”.  With small children and a love for entertaining, they needed a room that served and supported their watery lifestyle.  We took over an empty and unused notch along the back of the house adjacent to the pool patio to create a new bright and airy pool house.  The new out building attempts to unify 4 areas; an existing deck, an upper master bedroom balcony, a lower lawn, and the pool itself, and provide the missing storage.  By locating the pool house at the juxtaposition of these areas, the new room was able to provide a new expanded rooftop balcony for the master, anchor and define the dining and barbeque deck, extend and connect to the pool and patio, and create a new access to integrate the lower lawn – and carve out the much needed storage for the variety of pool toys and equipment.   The building itself is 400 sf with bath, laundry, storage, mechanical, kitchen, and living.  A single new secure connection is made into the house through the existing mudroom.  Clad with crisply detailed ship lap cedar, it draws on the existing material palate of the house and nods to the boat aesthetic in expression and efficiency.  With pocketing glass walls the pool house is both the utility building needed, and an expansion of the vibrant pool scene itself, inside and outside, along the poolside.  Photographer:  Brandon Stengel www.farmkidstudios.com   Location:            Edina, MN  Completed:     2013  Project Team: Ben Awes AIA,  Principal-In-Charge  Bob Ganser AIA Christian Dean AIA Nate Dodge

INSIDE OUTSIDE POOLSIDE

A family that spends a lot of time in and around their beautiful saltwater pool, did not have a place in their home that provided them a visual or physical connection.  They also lacked any storage for all their pool “stuff”.  With small children and a love for entertaining, they needed a room that served and supported their watery lifestyle.  We took over an empty and unused notch along the back of the house adjacent to the pool patio to create a new bright and airy pool house.

The new out building attempts to unify 4 areas; an existing deck, an upper master bedroom balcony, a lower lawn, and the pool itself, and provide the missing storage.  By locating the pool house at the juxtaposition of these areas, the new room was able to provide a new expanded rooftop balcony for the master, anchor and define the dining and barbeque deck, extend and connect to the pool and patio, and create a new access to integrate the lower lawn – and carve out the much needed storage for the variety of pool toys and equipment. 

The building itself is 400 sf with bath, laundry, storage, mechanical, kitchen, and living.  A single new secure connection is made into the house through the existing mudroom.  Clad with crisply detailed ship lap cedar, it draws on the existing material palate of the house and nods to the boat aesthetic in expression and efficiency.  With pocketing glass walls the pool house is both the utility building needed, and an expansion of the vibrant pool scene itself, inside and outside, along the poolside.

Photographer:  Brandon Stengelwww.farmkidstudios.com

Location:          Edina, MN

Completed:     2013

Project Team:
Ben Awes AIA, Principal-In-Charge
Bob Ganser AIA
Christian Dean AIA
Nate Dodge