Amazing Swimming House in Canada
Canadian architectural firm Barry J. Hobin + Associates Architects Inc. has designed 299 Soper Place in Ottawa, Canada. Completed in 2012, this 4,800 square foot addition to an existing home features a spa, multipurpose lounge, guest house and a 4-car garage. According to the architects: The project replaces a 2-car garage and indoor pool house with a new lavish spa, multipurpose lounge, guest house as well as a 4-car garage. The initiative is to integrate new indoor living spaces with a new landscaped terrace with pool, hot tub and outdoor dining experience. The glass walls help retain the notion of an outdoor experience while providing a year round connection between the two separate living areas.
In the addition, the ground floor layout offers a Scandinavian like atmosphere, featuring a fitness room, massage room, and steam room in addition to a large versatile gathering room with full amenities for food preparation and indoor lounging. With the patio doors open, the rusticated stone piers transform the west facing rooms into a continuous arcade expanding out onto the pool terrace and providing an uninterrupted connection between indoor and outdoor spaces. As a result spaces within the arcade also benefit from shade and shelter during warm summer months.