When Your Living Room Wall Is a Swimming Pool, You’ve Arrived
It really ties the room together
What are you looking for in that next apartment?
Larger closet? Rooftop deck? A kitchen with an island?
Dream bigger, friend.
Brazilian architect Fernanda Marques recently fielded a request from an art-collecting client in São Paulo’s to install a private pool at his posh Villa Nova Conceição apartment. In what’s … not the largest courtyard you’ve ever seen. Backed up against the wall, literally, she delivered.
The 32-foot-long aquamarine alleway pool is separated from the living room by a mere eight centimeters of glass, and makes its presence known on both floors. The first floor features an underwater view from a two-way couch: one side faces the pool, the other a flat-screen TV. The second floor offers vegetation-lined entrances from both the master bedroom and a minimalist staircase in the courtyard. Sunday morning dips, post-work refreshers … what apartment thereafter could compare?