10 Drop-Dead-Gorgeous Pool Houses
An open lounge area offers an ideal spot for a dry respite during an afternoon rainstorm. Draw snappy green Sunbrella cabana curtains for some cozy privacy, or keep them open to blissfully watch the drizzle.
Peak of Beach Chic
Take your pool house to the peak of beach chic with a scalloped valance, striped cabana curtains, and cast-iron bamboo-patterned Brown Jordan furniture. Throw in doses of ocean aqua and sunny yellow for a poolside dining area that beckons for lingering lunches.
When a wall of windows performs a disappearing act, your sitting room becomes a seamless extension of the pool deck. And this indoor-outdoor living space is the perfect spot to keep an eye on the kids where no sun hat or SPF is needed.
If you’re in the camp that prefers classic architecture, a clean-lined pool house that reflects its woodsy surroundings is right up your alley. Opt for a barn-style building with a cedar board-and-batten exterior adjacent to an angular pool and hot tub.
Feeling the Blues
Keep your poolside fabrics and paint colors neutral with a splash of blue to let the water be the star. Amplify the effect by using tiles in the same watery shade, and your pool will appear as indigo as the deep blue sea.
En Plein Air
Your living room sofa can be just beyond the shallow end in a breezy, open-air pool house. Retractable walls in the form of island-chic bamboo blinds instantly bring the outdoors inside.
Sea Breeze Beauty
A pool overlooking the ocean with a charming cottage mere steps away makes for a coastal trifecta of our dreams. Having open French doors to welcome in the sea breezes is the cherry on top of this winning combo.
Take a Morning Swim
If your pool house doubles as your guesthouse, blur the line between poolside and bedside with doors and windows that open to sunshine and greenscape just beyond the lounge chairs.
Organic elements breathe life into any perfectly arranged space—including your pool house. Enveloping loggia columns in charming, climbing vines ensures your lush escape syncs beautifully with the landscape.
When designing an outdoor lounge steps from the pool, splash-proof fabrics and furnishings aren’t the only things to keep in mind. Take that water-friendly approach underfoot, where a porous stone surface will keep wet feet from slipping during a dash to the bar for another Corona.