“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.
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