Once again the design team at Robert M. Gurney proves that small spaces are still the best places for creative design elements with this absolutely beautiful Nevis Pool and Garden Pavilion.
The project resides in a neighborhood located right outside Washington, DC, in a suburban community that is engulfed by the surrounding green landscape that includes massive mature trees and manicured gardens. The project consists of a new swimming pool alongside a new pavilion located behind the main residence. The pavilion may be small, but it was created to provide ample shelter from natural elements and includes a kitchen, fireplace, and common living area.
” The new pavilion, intended for year round use, is strategically located to provide a threshold between the structured landscape and adjacent woodland. A low-pitched, terne coated stainless steel roof floats above a dry-stacked slate wall and mahogany volume. Five steel-framed glass doors along with frameless glass walls and mitered glass corners enclose the space, creating an environment that is surrounded by views of the structured landscape, pool and the adjacent woodland. The doors pivot to open the space much of the year while a large Rumford fireplace and heated floors provide a cozy counterpoint in winter months.”