Coveted Crib: A Cool Calistoga Poolhouse

Poolhouses are often overlooked when it comes to good design; not so with this Calistoga, CA, poolhouse, whose straightforward, modern silhouette embodies pool design at its very best. Featured in Dwell magazine, the poolhouse has beautiful views both inside and out, featuring views of Mount St. Helena, the Palisades, and Napa Valley. Working with the landscape, the house is bermed into the hillside, while the pool, deck, and roof jut out toward the Napa Valley below. Adding to the natural look, the pool's infinity edge drops into the valley below.

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Inside the poolhouse, materials such as exposed wood beams, steel frames, and concrete countertops provide durability and simple beauty, and keep the emphasis on the beautiful views outside. An open floor plan, augmented by glass doors which open to the pool, makes this a true Summer getaway.