Our client requested a pool house, with a Tuscan influence, to complete their family estate which overlooks the Hudson River. Our design, with its large masonry fireplace, incorporates many of the same building materials we used in the nearby main house (built in 1998). The palate included stucco, European copper roofs, granite masonry and mahogany wood work to maintain continuity. The large opening of the pool house is supported by a reclaimed tulip poplar timber from a Poughquag, NY, barn (circa 1800). The timber creates a grotto-style opening to welcome pool goers and increases space for entertaining. The side beams were “antiqued” to compliment the historical beam’s hand hewn beauty. A Rumford fireplace was built to provide ample heat for evening swims and early autumn retreats. The rear of the pool house boasts a half bath, pool storage, and full washing and drying capabilities. A nautilus shape, doorless shower was designed for the rear. The shower’s shape curves into itself creating a narrow entry that opens up to become a comfortable shower area that maintains privacy while allowing a view into the surrounding estate forest.