Admired, envied, desired and maybe rentable for the holidays: let’s talk about houses with swimming pool, homes where the touch of luxury it is given precisely by having a tub in which to swim and relax. In this particular period, with the trends related to holidays that see a general propensity towards staycations (stays close to one’s home, or in any case within the borders of the country), there are many who choose to rent a house of this type, to be shared with the family or with some close friends, in total safety. To dream big, here is a photo gallery that collects 5 beautiful houses with swimming pools published on Living.
Landscape wow effect
Having a swimming pool often means being able to enjoy the natural context in which the house is located without necessarily moving to the sea on the hottest days.
On the coasts of the Yucatan, Casa Areca di CO-LAB Design Office it was conceived as a private oasis dedicated to relaxation and well-being, far from the hustle and bustle of the cities and everyday life. It is a extraordinary retreat out of this world, which appears to be enclosed in a tropical embrace of dense palm trees (‘areca’, in the local idiom). The building is carefully positioned on the lot, with well-distributed spaces, to preserve the small pre-existing forest as much as possible. Several green attentions adopted in the project: the necessary energy is produced with solar panels and the large windows carefully oriented to capture the favorable winds keep the house cool. The openings directly connect the interiors with the garden and with the swimming pool, surrounded by tall plants.
Casa Palerm was built in the heart of the Majorcan countryside. Its strong point? A large opening in the living room, cut out to offer a cinematic view of the surrounding landscape. Conceived by Ohlab studio, the villa makes up for the distance from the sea with an infinity pool which is filled using rainwater collected in special tanks. The whole gives life to an eco-chic home that recovers the local building tradition and reinterprets it with contemporary minimal luxury codes.
The swimming pool even in winter
Water can be the focus of an entire project, as evidenced by the extension of an Edwardian cottage in Melbourne that revolves around a circular tub placed in the center of the building. At the Caroline House in Kennedy Nolan the pool is used for swimming in summer, while in winter it becomes a body of water reflecting the curved facade.
The infinity pool of Villa Molli it is not a simple architectural cliché, but represents the desire to prospectively combine domestic water with the free and indomitable water of Lake Como. With its local stone cladding, the architecture signed by Lorenzo Guzzini fits harmoniously into the landscape, recovering forms and materials from the past. Enjoyable in summer, scenographic in the colder months.
Sea and swimming pool, the winning combination
It’s hard to imagine anything better than one beach house that has a private pool. There are many Italian architectures of this type, such as the spectacular villa in Liguria designed by m2atelier, a holiday home for a Milanese couple, discreetly inserted into the landscape overlooking the blue. Seven bedrooms with en suite bathrooms to welcome guests and a private swimming pool located a few meters from the rocks. The architects tell: «It takes 5 or 6 minutes to go up from the pool to the house, so we decided to equip the outdoor area near the sea with an outdoor kitchen and a bathroom ». In order not to miss anything.
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