Pool House Framed By Mountains

With large windows and open siding, this pool house from design duo Keith Wagner and Jeffrey Hodgson easily showcases views of the local mountains. Recessed lighting and a fireplace keep the space warm for year-round entertaining.

Photo By: Westphalen Photography

Photo By: Westphalen Photography

Photo By: Westphalen Photography

Photo By: Westphalen Photography

Photo By: Westphalen Photography

Photo By: Westphalen Photography

View of Open Poolhouse and Swimming Pool

The pool and poolhouse is set away from the main house as a destination and its own outdoor room.

Poolhouse Displays Breathtaking View of Mountains

Designed by Wagner Hodgson Landscape Architecture, a wood-burning fireplace was cast in place of concrete with a board-form finish. Its covered position protects it from the summer winds in its Vermont setting.

Open Poolhouse With Mountain View

A large opening frames the view to the mountains from the arrival court at the main house. The poolhouse and pergola have one largely solid wall that lends privacy to the pool area with the exception of one large opening.

Contemporary Poolhouse

The poolhouse and pergola are integrated into one linear structure. Simple materials of copper siding, bluestone paving, cedar and board form concrete tie the design together.

Chic Poolhouse for Entertaining

Inside, the poolhouse contains a studio apartment and bathroom/changing room.

From: Wagner Hodgson and Wagner Hodgson

Entertainment Pergola

The large pergola provides plenty of room for entertaining. The fireplace takes the chill off of the cool summer evenings, while lighting adds drama to the space at night. The floor of the pergola is one step up from the pool deck to give it more prominence.

Next Up

Outdoor Living Spaces: Ideas for Outdoor Rooms

Learn about options and ideas for outdoor rooms and outdoor living spaces.

Garden Design: Connect Your Indoor and Outdoor Spaces

Let your indoor space inspire your landscape design plans.

Outdoor Rooms Add Livable Space

Spend less money on vacations and more time with friends and family on your deck or patio.

See Which Spaces Won Over Our Pros From the HGTV Ultimate Outdoor Awards

No matter where you live, there’s no denying that warmer weather is (finally!) on its way. Here at HGTV, lengthening, sunny days put us in an outdoors frame of mind. If you’re also itchin’ to get outside but could use a little designer inspiration to whip your outdoor spaces into shape, then look no further! 

Reclaim Wasted Space: Dining Rooms, Garages, Attics and Closets

Explore the evolution of floor plans from previous decades and gather inspiration for designing a space that fits your lifestyle.