By Nigel F. Maynard Everyone could use a pool house this nice. The elegant structure--constructed from heavy timber recycled from an old barn--features wood-framed glass walls, which establishes a new architectural style for itself yet still blends with the main house.

Views from the pool-house entry frame an expansive landscape. To the left is a guest suite, and to the right is the main house.

The pool is located in a double-height space with soaring timber-frame ceilings. The interior features modest exposed ductwork juxtaposed with luxurious slate tiles and brick.

Much like the baths enjoyed in ancient times, the nicely detailed and well-executed pool pavilion is appropriately oriented so bathers can soak up the warm, afternoon sun.

Photo: Don Pearse Photography

Category: Remodeling; Entrant/Architect: Bower Lewis Thrower Architecture, Philadelphia; Builder: Keating Building Corp., Bala Cynwyd, Pa.; Interior Designer: Culpepper, McAuliffe, & Meaders, Atlanta

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