Mumford Pool HouseSarasota, United States
This project centered on creating an elegant backyard living space in which the Owners could live and entertain. Both ...read more
This project centered on creating an elegant backyard living space in which the Owners could live and entertain. Both design professionals, they requested a new pool house, pool and landscape layout that embraced a modern, sustainable design but had a sensitivity to the adjacent 1926 historic home that would share the site.
The Architect faced several primary challenges in designing this project. First, the Owners wanted a modern design that extended the living space of their 1926 historic cottage for themselves, family, and friends. The design elements of the project had to be sensitive to the home’s nature and the national historic guidelines to which it adhered. It was agreed that mimicking the 1926 cottage would create confusion and diminish the uniqueness of the original structure. The solution was to incorporate details from the home into the pool house. The roof pitch, overhangs, and the cypress wood ceilings mirror that of the cottage, visually connecting the structures through use of massing and details.
A second challenge was to create a comfortable living space within a compact urban backyard. This unembellished design blurs the boundaries between inside and outside and uses natural light to make the living area seem extraordinarily open. The interior/exterior flow of space is achieved with the use of eight-foot high disappearing glass doors and unfinished concrete floors continuing onto the exterior patio. Glass mosaics are used in the shower, the main living space and pool area to continue the aesthetic cohesion.
the use of detailed design elements and simplicity, the modern backyard pool
house extends the living space of the 1926 historic cottage with artistic
continuity. The design blurs the lines between inside and out to create a backyard
space that effortlessly flows and enhances the way the Owners live and
Architect: Mr. Jonathan Parks AIA, JONATHAN PARKS ARCHITECT
Interior Design by JONATHAN PARKS ARCHITECT and Owner
Production Designer: Mr. Aristarco Montiel
Concept Designer: Ms. Yukiko Okada
Landscape Architect: Site Concepts International
Builder: David Bailey, Inc.
The Greg Wilson Group