Museum District Pool House Renovation
This project involved converting a 1940’s single can garage into a unique gathering space/guesthouse. The space included bedroom/living area, kitchen and bathroom. The existing shelving and garage door were removed from this 300 square-foot unusable space. A section of the existing floor concrete was removed to plumb the bathroom. A poolside sliding glass door and custom bathroom door were added along with four windows to the structure to take advantage of natural lighting. Two walls enclosed the bathroom space to help frame in a small kitchen and living/bedroom area that is finished with rough carpentry, stained concrete floors and custom lighting. A custom Murphy bed faced with 1900s reclaimed heart pine was built in the bedroom/living area to maximize space and options. A wood burning stove and a complete entertainment system finish off this multi-use space. Custom cabinets, concrete countertops and a bar faced with repurposed tin frame in a 1940s Frigidaire and stove to complete the kitchen. The bathroom with a reclaimed wood vanity, custom shower and sliding barn door complete the space as a stand-alone guesthouse. A cozy 140 square-foot deck with a shed roof and unique cedar tree columns were added for a poolside gathering spot.
The client's unique design intent called for modeling this space after a traditional south Louisiana "shack". Accomplishing the client's rustic design ideas gave this space a feel as it the finished space had been there for 50 years. This project was completed in less than 60 days in time for the client’s annual Halloween party. Compass Construction performed all design, pre-construction & construction services while working around a busy home and limited site access.