While the main pool on this property mimics the home’s architecture and was built for family entertainment and fun activities, the pool house was imagined as a Zen retreat. “It was designed for quiet meditation and as a place to seek refuge,” says Tom Stringer, founder and president of Tom Stringer Design Partners. “It’s tucked deep within a secret garden of king palms, giant birds of paradise, and eucalyptus trees.”
Handcrafted in Bali and reassembled onsite, the reclaimed open-air teak pool pavilion maintains a distinct character from the home’s California millwork. A contemporary Chinese lacquered sideboard and antique Laotian rain drum further encourage an air of exoticism.
The lap pool and gardens were envisioned by Stringer and executed by landscape architect Sydney Baumgartner and Village Pool Builders.
Photographs by Grey Crawford