Once summer has arrived full force in Austin, we don’t have much of a choice but to spend the majority of our time outside swimming. Be it at a natural swimming hole or a private pool, it’s an absolutely vital part of any summer get-together. That said, when I think of the ultimate in poolside lounging, nothing quite tops the luxuriousness of a lavish pool house. From Grecian to colonial, these dreamy bungalows make it possible to host a pool party without ever having to set a damp foot in the house, and provide a perfectly shaded space for friends and family to beat the heat. So in honor of the season (and our dreams of glamorous poolside lounging), we thought it fitting to round up ten of our absolute favorite pool houses. Click through, and let us know which looks most heavenly to you!


1. Modernist Pool House, Tim Van de Velde Photography

2. Colorado Pool House, via Archinect.com 

3. Classic Pool House, via houzz.com

4. Grecian Pool House, via Greco Philia

5. Garden Pavillion Pool House, via Contemporist 

6. Luxury Pool House, from Traditional Home

7. Southhampton Pool House, from Vogue

8. Bridgehampton Pool House, via batesmasi.com

9. Grey Garden Pool House, from Veranda

10. Stone Pool House, via houzz.com

13 comments
  1. 1
    Desiree {CHIC COASTAL LIVING} | May 24, 2013 at 6:30 am

    It would be wonderful to have a pool house! Love these!

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    Karen A | May 24, 2013 at 6:41 am

    The Garden Pavillion pool house is a dream.

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    Jess Simpson | May 24, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Yay! Great post Jennifer! I think I’d go with the Grey Garden pool house!

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  4. 4
    Maria Berke | May 24, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    I like the Grey Garden pool house, and the Garden Pavillion comes in a close second. Now if I could only afford the pool!

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    Jenna | May 28, 2013 at 10:07 am

    It’s a toss up between Grecian and Bridgehampton! Lovely pictures.

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    Pickahome | July 8, 2017 at 2:13 am

    Great photography and lovely pictures. Thanks for sharing Jennifer! I will go with Colorado Pool House. Its having a Taste of Luxury!

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    Mindmysearch | July 14, 2017 at 6:31 am

    Fabulous pictures! I like Grecian Pool House. Its view is simply WOW. Thanks for sharing Jennifer!

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    CBSE Guide | August 12, 2017 at 6:26 am

    Beautiful pictures and amazing view. I will go with Stone Pool House. Don’t you think it’s evergreen as well as decent? Anyway thanks for the lovely article Jennifer 🙂

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    Payment Gateway | August 31, 2017 at 2:41 am

    Lovely photography and picture by Greco Philia! The view and beauty of the picture defines itself! Thanks for the post!

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