the UP studio : Architecture and Interior Design : Private Modern Pool House

Modern Pool House with Cantilevered Outdoor Bar
Free Float is a pool house that continues UP's obsession with contextual contradiction. Located on a three acre estate in Sands Point NY, the modern pool house is juxtaposed against the existing traditional home. Using structural gymnastics, a column-free, simple shading area was created to protect occupants from the summer sun while still allowing the structure to feel light and open, maintaining views of the Long Island Sound and surrounding beaches. ARCHITECTURE : Schematic Design • Design Development • Construction Drawings • Bid Services • Construction Administration • Rendering

INTERIOR : Material Selection • Design Development • Construction Drawings
Modern Pool House with Cantilevered Outdoor Bar Modern Ipe Wood Outdoor Shower
Black Brick and Ivy Architectural Detail Modern Pool Cabana Cantilever Over Outdoor Bar
Old vs. New Architecture / Modern Pool Cabana for Neo-Traditional Home
The owners — a family of four — originally set out to build a traditional cabana in the style of their house, but discovered that the restrictions of the neo-traditional aesthetic was preventing it from meeting their goals. They then hired UP to create a modern design that could achieve the unobstructed views and flexibility they desired.
Modern White Pool House Changing Room Black Brick Pool House Cabana Bathroom Design Custom Interior White Stone and Walnut Bathroom Vanity Design
Along with the covered spaces that the structure provides, it also includes a bathroom, changing area, outdoor shower, and large storage space.
Architecture Diagrams and Conceptual Presentation Illustrations The required program was merged into one massing and located on the northeast corner of the site, creating open views of the Long Island Sound and the property.
The shade structure was then added, which was designed to be free of columns, by embedding steel into the massing block. This created an open floor plan below.
Black Brick Modern Pool House Cabana Lighting at Night
Nighttime Architectural Photography of a Modern Pool House



Client - Private

Landscape Architecture - Bayview Landscape Architecture

General Contractor - True North Development

Pool Furniture & Accessories - Mark Epstein Designs

Structural Consultant - Blue Sky Design

Photography - Harriet Andronikides