This rustic yet modern pool house was constructed on a horse farm as a retreat for a busy professional couple. The pool house was constructed on a terrace above the 20′ x 80′ pool with an adjacent large outdoor entertainment area looking down on the pool. Beyond the tumbled travertine pool terrace is another planted terrace and garden area. Each of the successively lower terraces are secured by stone retaining walls and accessed by tiered natural stone steps. These stone steps and gravity retaining walls are constructed of hand laid dry stack battered natural stone masonry. The pool house is constructed with a wood frame, stained lap siding, and masonry/stucco exterior with exposed roof beams. The interior is finished with sheetrock and exposed beam and a wood roof/ceiling assembly and tile/stone floors. Interior space includes private dressing rooms, showers, a kitchen, and a living/dining area, storage and a covered porch area. The kitchen is designed to serve both the interior and the exterior. Entry to the pool compound is from either an organic garden area on the level of the pool or from a driveway that runs behind the pool house. The pool house windows and doors all face the outdoor entertaining spaces and the pool with minimal windows on the driveway side to enhance privacy and control light. Pool design was done by Keith Lindberg, RLA. Stone retaining walls and stairs were done by Diliegro Stoneworks. Contractor was Bill Sampson with Sampson Construction.