As if it's not enough to have cool pools, restful furnishings, and an outdoor fireplace, this space also comes with breathtaking views.
2005 Southern Home Awards: Resort Style at Home
Credit: Laurey W. Glenn / styling Alan Henderson

Open and Airy
The homeowner teamed with architect Alan Dynerman to create this space. "Our intention was to develop an experience that fully engages and integrates building and landscape, inside and outside," Alan explains.

Located on a mountain bluff in Northeast Alabama, the pool house has the feel of an open-air pavilion. It includes a living and dining area, a kitchen, an exercise area, two changing rooms, and, yes, even a sauna--all in 1,700 square feet. The ceiling, painted a blue-green hue, is made up of panels separated by skylights. Glass doors open completely to join the interior with the pool and its surroundings.

Architecture by Dynerman Whitesell Architects, contact Alan Dynerman, FAIA, Washington, D.C., (202) 337-1290; construction by DF Chase Inc., Construction, contact Bob Watson and Bob Parker, Nashville, Tennessee, (615) 777-5900.

"Resort Style at Home" is from the October 2005 issue of Southern Living.