John Kraemer and Sons, Edina, Minnesota
Framed by an 18-acre landmark estate, picturesque pond, and a stunning elm tree pre-dating the state of Minnesota, this pool house was designed to fit perfectly within its idyllic setting. The pool house is sophisticated and inspiring, yet sized to allow the surrounding landscape and scenery to remain the focal point. Three expansive ten-foot-wide sliding glass doors can be pocketed out of sight to integrate indoor and outdoor living and function at poolside. A two-story stair hall provides a bird’s eye view of the surrounding woodlands, while the family gathering spaces turn their attention back toward the main house and grounds.