“It’s a jewel box designed to be enjoyed inside and out,” says architect Clayton Vance, describing a Holladay pool house he patterned on traditional European orangeries. “It’s a garden pavilion enclosed by stone and glass that maximizes interior light.” Inside, a large pool sparkles like an aquamarine gemstone. Clayton Vance Architecture teamed with architect Juliette Yu and builder Jackson & LeRoy to create the classically designed structure and opened the three sides of the building that are oriented toward the main house. “A connection to the outside is critical to indoor pools,” he explains about the year-round backyard retreat. Informal seating areas surround the interior pool while connected outdoor lounge and gathering spaces meld into a lush landscape. 

The team at Clayton Vance Architecture incorporated European-inspired columns and stone details in the exterior design. Build by Jackson & Leroy. Landscape design by Northland Design Group. Photo by Joshua Caldwell.
Exaggerated window panels connect the indoor pool house to the outdoor living area. Lantern light fixtures and bespoke furniture lend a timeless charm to the sitting area. Interior Design by Doran Taylor Inc. Photo by Joshua Caldwell.
Pinstripe loungers look over the gem-stone pool and are easily maneuvered through the sliding glass doors. Tones of soft blue and verdant green accentuate the jewel-toned pool. Interior Design by Doran Taylor Inc. Photo by Joshua Caldwell.
White paneled walls and a marble stone top deliver a fresh brightness to the pool house bath. Photo by Joshua Caldwell.
The classically designed pool house replicates the European flair of the main home. Multiple seating areas offer comfort and style to outdoor living spaces. Photo by Joshua Caldwell.
The backside of the pool house offers a warm sitting area anchored by a stone fireplace. Photo by Joshua Caldwell.

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Brad Mee is the Editor-in-Chief of Utah Style & Design Magazine.