GLOUCESTER RESIDENCE

A natural pool and pool house constitute phase one construction on this remarkable site overlooking the ocean. Designed by Butz and Klug Architects, the pool house sits at the back of the site nestled against a stand of Black Pines. The structure of the house and the pool were designed to be spiritually as well as physically part of the rocky, seaside landscape. The rising meadow-topped roof of the pool begins at the ground and gently rolls up toward the sky, its grasses becoming intertwined with the distant shoreline. Within the pool, the water is cleansed through a bed of aggregate and aquatic plants emerge from the surface. The infinite edge of the pool again, ties the sky to the water and the structure to the landscape.

Lisa Giersbach, Principal