Inside on a hot day, the most often thing that springs my to mind after ice cream is undoubtedly a day at the pool or beach!!
I’ve put together a selection of some stunning pools that if I just close my eyes tight enough, I can imagine being there.
From top to bottom, left to right.
My friend Tim G who is studying architecture at the University of Toronto put this house onto me. Unreal. The brazilians have this amazing sense or proportion and nature. The house naturally slots into the surrounding tree-scape. Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan designed this amazing beach house with all the fixings. This house boasts fabulous outdoor entertaining areas and equally spectacular interiors to match, wrapped in a contemporary style home of concrete, wood and glass. Located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, this simple yet stylish concrete and glass design makes a strong horizontal presence with panoramic views of beach and surf.
Landscape designer Deborah Nevins brings serene symmetry to the Bridgehampton, New York, property of advertising mogul Trey Laird and his family; towering boxwood hedges ensure privacy, while the terrace is shaded by a bamboo pergola.
Captivated by Nantucket’s peacefulness, a California couple traded Beverly Hills for the Massachusetts island. Across the broad lawn from their main house is an infinity pool that stretches out amid wild roses, lilacs, and indigenous grasses and looks out over 300 acres of wilderness. Peaceful? We’d say so.
Marcio Kogan is architecture designer for Osler House where location in Brasilia, Brazil. Built on 797 sqm site areas and 270 sqm constructed areas, Osler house is modern container house design. Again, Marcio has included a beautiful pool amongst the property.
At a family’s swimming area overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway in Vero Beach, Florida, boldly striped cushions punch up elegant benches and chaise longues.
Lining a lap pool with dark bluestone gives it a powerful presence; the Ibiza, Spain, home is a 17th-century finca with a minimalist addition by French architect Pascal Cheikh-Djavadi.
Positioned to take in sweeping views of mountains and fields, the pool of a country house in Italy is framed by brick arranged in a classic basket-weave pattern.
Inspired by the midcentury Case Study houses, museum director Rochelle Slovin’s modernist weekend retreat, designed by architect Ali C. Hocek, features a streamlined pool that matches the Shelter Island, New York, dwelling’s restrained exterior.
Trimmed with handmade Moroccan bricks outlining the shape of Arabic scent bottles, an open-air pavilion makes an opulent addition to a spring-fed pool at hotel impresario Jaouad Kadiri’s Marrakech country house, designed by architect Stuart Church; the area is shaded by Washingtonia palms.
Black is back.
This beautiful house was designed by Andres Remy Architects in Argentina.