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Lazy Bear Pool House

Lazy Bear Pool House

Old Chatham, NY, USA | View Map
Private Houses
Reto Guntli
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Curtain Wall System (pool room)SCHÜCO
Custom Pendant fixturesArroyo Craftsman
PaintsBenjamin Moore
WallpaperCole & Son
PillowsCrate and Barrel
Stone supplierDevonian Stone of New York

Product Spec Sheet
Curtain Wall System (pool room)
Custom Pendant fixtures
Stone supplier

Lazy Bear Pool House

BarlisWedlick as Architects

Also usable year-round, 'Lazy Bear Pool House' is a 2,750 sq foot extension of its property’s main home. Located on a 115-acre estate, the pool house is a modern twist on traditional rustic architecture and houses a 54-foot-long indoor pool accessible by a passageway constructed partially underground. Built with Passive House principles, the larger-than-life pool house features 18-foot-tall triple-glazed windows constructed along the pool’s west side to maximize sunlight. The underground passageway also allows an airtight entry, which creates an 88-degree indoor temperature throughout all seasons. Ventilation from the ceiling prevents the glass from fogging up from the warm climate. BarlisWedlick intentionally designed the pool house in a different architectural style than the main house, noting that because of its unique size, a matching style would have compromised its proportions. Over time, the agricultural-style structure with a standing-seam gabled roof and two-toned board-and-batten siding will appear to look ‘older’ than the main house. Four tree-trunk columns run the length of the pool anchoring the structure’s nature-centric look, while white birch logs cover the walls. A leaf-patterned Paul Frankl upholstered sofa and forest-inspired wallpaper further add to the building’s feel of tropical escapism.


Material Used :
1. Paul Frankl: leaf pattern rattan sofa upholstery
2. Hanley on Beverly: armchairs, ottomans, sofa, cocktail table (pool room)
3. Perinnials: Armchair fabric, Ottoman fabric
4. Crate & Barrel: Pillows
5. Gallant & Jones: folding chair, table
6. Jon Howell Antiques: Screen end tables
7. Arroyo Craftsman: Custom Pendant fixtures
8. Tommy Bahama: Sofa Fabric
9. Stone Source: Floor tile
10. Devonian Stone of New York: material surrounding pool
11. West Elm: Rug, lamps
12. Globus Cork: flooring
13. Schüco International: Curtain Wall System (pool room)
14. Cole & Son: wallpaper (in passage connecting home to pool house)
15. Benjamin Moore: paint throughout

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