A lot of design projects start with problem-solving, and this pool house on Long Island’s East End, was no exception. Although building codes in the Hamptons don’t compare to our nanny state codes in Australia, the Hampton’s does specify that a pool house can only contain 200 square feet of interior space.
Designed by Robert Young Architects, the interior section is maxing out at exactly 200 square feet, and enclosable by folding doors, was carefully crafted to maximise the space: it contains a kitchenette, bathroom, day bed and chair.
A trellised area, designed for lounging and relaxing, connects it to a garage, where this family keeps all their beach-going essentials, from surfboards to Jeeps. Natural elements, from marble to bluestone to wisteria vines, connect the space to its environment. #ineedapoolhouse
Photos Frank Oudeman