Inspired by Philip Johnson’s Glass House and the Ben Rose House from the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, this modern pool house near Montreal, Quebec, designed by Maurice Martel architecte, has been designed for year-round use.
With walls of glass and a black steel frame, this pool house is like an oasis in the heart of a garden, enabling the home owner to go for a swim even in the cold Canadian winters.
Inside the pool house, there’s skylights, a deck with designated places for lounging, and planters filled with lush tropical plants of varying heights.
Near one corner of the pool house is a cylindrical bathroom with a wood bench wrapped around it on one side. Designed as a sculptural element within the pool house, the bathroom is clad in red cedar, adding a sense of warmth to the open space that surrounds it.
An almost hidden door opens to reveal a circular bathroom with walls of white penny tiles. A circular skylight above the shower reflects the overall shape of the bathroom.
The bathroom also has a curved pedestal vanity with a rounded edge mirror, and a toilet.
On the floor, grey penny tiles with white grout color match the grey large format tiles found throughout the pool house.