Situated on the same property as the Lower Bench Guest House, this pool house also exhibits panoramic views of Okanagan Lake. We were faced with the challenge of getting all of the requirements of a comfortable living space for guests into approx. 800 Sq. The views were opened up with a large slider and French doors on the south side of the house, and a very large floor to ceiling “peaked” window with vaulted ceilings in the main living area facing west. We were able to accomplish a fully functional kitchenette with integrated refrigerator drawer, freezer drawer, full size dishwasher, and speed oven. The space includes a small tulip table with Nakashima chairs for dining, and a small sofa and lounge chair in front of the fireplace for guest to relax and enjoy the views in front of the fireplace. The fireplace has been clad in the same stone as the entire exterior of the house. The hanging Bocci lighting is clear glass which allows you to see through it in order to keep the small space feeling open. We once again used the rift and quartered white oak on the floor and used it to panel a few select walls to keep the rooms feeling warm. Tucked away behind the fireplace is a long narrow powder room. We had to recess a tiny sink into the wall in order to manage the space and allow for sufficient room to move around. Just above that staircase is a wall of hidden storage behind well matched and stained wood door panels. On the lower floor you will find a master bedroom featuring a custom built king size bed and its own bathroom. The bedroom has been designed with a French door, and picture window, looking out towards the lake and opening up onto a private patio. This pool house has been set up with a high tech smart home system that features controls that can be used from inside or via cell phone. This is a small space with big appeal.
Project Designer: Jennifer Connolly, Jennifer Connolly Interiors & Design