If Goldilocks had had the good fortune of being lost in Louisville, Kentucky, she may have been able to avoid her bear encounter altogether. We found a pool house with a combination of small space and abundant amenities that makes it the perfect example of “just right.”
Boasting a modest 400 square feet, Donna Outlaw’s pool house manages to fit in everything needed for poolside pleasures. Besides the requisite bath, the building features a wet bar that’s great for entertaining. Donna uses a small glass-front beverage refrigerator and ice-maker to keep thirsty bathers near the fun and out of the main house. A small Mexican copper sink is tucked into a countertop made of the same wood as the cabinetry. “I could have used granite or metal, but I wanted the warmth of wood,” says Donna. “Plus, I don’t do dishes out there. So with a good sealer, the wood countertop works just fine and was much less expensive.” Smart!