Monday, April 30th, 2012

3 Amazing Modern Pools To Make You Drool

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With Spring in full swing and all of us looking forward to summer, I thought now would be an ideal time to daydream about floating our cares away in some of the most amazing modern pools that the world has to offer.  I definitely have pool envy after seeing all of these – how about you?

The Shaw House

I can imagine relaxing after a long day at The Shaw house, located in Vancouver, Canada, on a narrow slice of waterfront property on English Bay. The house affords amazing views of the mountains as well as the city itself. The lap pool, shown below, is located above the bedroom, study, and music room and stretches along the entire west side of the home.

Photo credit:  top © Paul Warchol, Undine Prohl and bottom, © Benjamin Benschneider,

Villa Midgård

I’m sure I’d be more than at home at Villa Midgård in Stockholm, Sweden.  Finished in 2011, the incredible 3-story home includes an infinity pool that is made from dark concrete to match the lush green surroundings.  Walk downstairs and you’ll get a surprise – the pool also features an aquarium-like bonus!  Human goldfish for the win!

Photo credit:  © ÅkeE:sonLindman

Les Bains des Docks

Can you imagine if your public pool looked like this?  If you’re a resident of In La Havre, France, it actually does.  The notoriously gritty area has been undergoing a revitalization process in the last few years, especially in the area surrounding the city’s docks – and Les Bains des Docks, a $29 million dollar project, is a part of those efforts.  Designed by architect Jean Nouvel, Les Bains offers it’s swimmers the options of recreational pools, an aqueous spa, and dry cardio-fitness areas.  I was only going to include a few pictures, but I couldn’t resist including the only pop of color in the entire building – the children’s play area.

Did this leave you wanting to refresh your own outdoor area?  Check out all of the amazing modern design that we have that is suited to creating the perfect outdoor space for entertaining, or simply for you to enjoy!

Photo credit © Roland Halbe