This guest house was designed to rest upon the foundation of an existing barn that had been partially torn down. Adjacent to the pool, the building serves many functions: pool house, entertaining space, guest quarters, secondary home office, and home gym. The foundation uses locally sourced stone, while the Shou-Sugi Ban siding and dark metal roof complete the durable gabled shell.
The structure nestles into the existing grade allowing for ample storage for pool furniture and equipment below the main floor level. The wood-burning exterior fireplace is designed to also store logs, while the interior fireplace is gas-fired for ease of use.
In contrast to the exterior, the interior finishes remain bright and light. A large window frames the lush view at the west end of the building, while a series of skylights washes the back wall. A central core includes a guest bedroom, bathroom, and concealed kitchen, while stairs lead to a second-floor sleeping loft.