Luxlife Realty: Swimming Pool roof entrance

This house by neighbors to the north, Canadian firm Petkau Architects, wowed us right from the start, from its unusual entrance to what hangs overhead – a stunning glass-bottomed swimming pool that is as amazing to view from below as from above.

cool-concrete-house-with-hot-swimming-pool-feature-1.jpg

Purely for protection from the region’s high seismic risk, the house was designed with reinforced concrete walls and supports. But, we think the exposed concrete becomes a wonderful aesthetic feature, giving interiors their cool sense of style.

cool-concrete-house-with-hot-swimming-pool-feature-2.jpg

cool-concrete-house-with-hot-swimming-pool-feature-3.jpg

cool-concrete-house-with-hot-swimming-pool-feature-4.jpg

Because this house was planned on a narrow lot overlooking English Bay in Vancouver, Canada, building out was not an option. So, to expand it meant to build it up. As a result, this vertical house features soaring ceilings and cavernous, open-to-above living spaces that are flooded with wonderful daylight and offer open views down from the interior balconies and lofty areas overhead.

cool-concrete-house-with-hot-swimming-pool-feature-6.jpg

cool-concrete-house-with-hot-swimming-pool-feature-7.jpg

The living rooms are organized at ground level, a music room is tucked away below, while the bedroom, study and lap pool offer privacy on the upper levels. The pool occupies the entire western perimeter of the home, and is flanked by a terrace at each end.

cool-concrete-house-with-hot-swimming-pool-feature-5.jpg

Through the great glazed walls and from its outdoor living areas, the house enjoys breathtaking views of downtown Vancouver, the mountains and the bay.

No Comments Yet

Leave a Reply

 

The idea of Luxlife was born on a boat somewhere off the coast of South Africa by two entrepreneurs who had a vision to create an e-commerce product to service the niche lifestyle market. We're taking luxury out of the box....watch this space... Welcome to our world. LUXLIFE - my life. my luxury.

FOLLOW US ON

Find Us

 1 - Pretoria

1928 Basement, Pretoria Gautrain Station, Paul Kruger Street, Pretoria

+27 82 524 5006

info@luxlife.co.za | Map