This freestanding, 1000-square-foot pool house had lost its middle-century charm after several renovations. +tongtong company transformed this relic into a multi-purpose minimalist space that can be a work studio, guest house, pool house, entertainment area or event space.
The house has an oval pool beside. The original house was covered by heavy stone and now the most part of the exterior is covered by cedar slats.
The space inside the house is made as a guest suite for long stays, or a place for visitors of a pool to shower and change.
The back wall became a bright orange one and now connects the private and public spaces.
The house is split by a large structure with entertainment equipment in the public side, and a toilet and shower on the private side.
+tongtong designed a huge coffee table that is made of exotic wood from the Panama Canal. The table has easily rotated legs that bring the table up to counter height.
The toilet and shower areas on the private side are enclosed in a bright blue glass that adds colorful element to the space. Designers thought about privacy and made an electronic blind for the toilet.
Polished concrete and slate floors hide the radiant in-floor heating.
Guests have a place to sleep – a Murphy bed that is hidden within the wall. There is a microwave, mini-bar and coffee maker.
The designers managed to keep the house’s middle-century aesthetic but do it modern. They kept its flat roof and brought it forward, adding a brow.