Kent Woodlands Pool House

Simple forms and natural materials, such as corten steel and cedar slats, create a new pool house to complement the renovated 1950’s pool

Kent Woodlands Pool House outside view of the pool

When the Kent Woodlands House sold to a new owner, we were retained to continue our long-term relationship with the site with a new pool house and renovation of the 1950’s pool.  A fair distance from the main house, the pool house contains an outdoor kitchen, shower and bathroom while offering shade during the warmer months.

Collaborating closely with landscape architect David Bigham, we devised a concept where the pool appears to be carved out of the ground with plantings meeting the water’s edge.  Thin steel angles retain the dirt and landscaping on one side and border the pool on the other.

Natural materials, such as corten steel and cedar slats, form the new pool house and blend into the natural environment. Large hinged doors conceal the outdoor kitchen when not in use for a clean and serene setting.

We have enjoyed a seamless relationship with this site, designing buildings in a few stages. Andrew began design of the house as project manager at Regan Bice Architects. When he left to establish Fischer Architecture in 2006 the homeowners wished to follow him, so retained our firm to complete the house through construction. In 2008 we designed a new carport to complement the house, then some years later the house was sold. The new Kent Woodlands homeowners hired us to continue with the design of this new pool house and remodel of the swimming pool.

Landscape Architect: David John Bigham

Structural Engineer: Gregory Paul Wallace, Structural Engineer

Photography: Marion Brenner Photography