The Vermont Natatorium sits atop the tallest point of the 152-acre property, allowing for stunning views of Mount Ascutney and the surrounding landscape. At 2,250 square feet, it is a large building for a pool house, but it combines the beautiful elegance of a modern timber frame home with cozy nooks that make it so much more than simply a place to take a dip. Housing a 40-by-14-foot pool, this gabled, timber frame building ties the entire property together. Clad in shingles that mimic the main house, the pool is surrounded by windows and a large bifold glass door system that makes it feel like you are swimming on top of the world. The north part of the building houses a kitchenette, bath, sauna, laundry, and an octagonal inglenook with built-in seating. The owner incorporated salvaged and locally fabricated fixtures into the design, creating a truly unique structure.

Designed by: Smith & Vansant Architects

Builder: O’Hara & Gercke¬†

Photos Courtesy of: Rob Karosis Photography

Aerial view
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Aerial view
Aerial view of Vermont Natatorium
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Aerial view of Vermont Natatorium
Exterior view
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Exterior view
Close up exterior view
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Close up exterior view
Roof view
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Roof view
Front door
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Front door
Interior view of front door to Vermont Natatorium
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Interior view of front door to Vermont Natatorium
View of pool
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View of pool
Full pool view
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Full pool view
View of pool out through glass doors
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View of pool out through glass doors
View of pool out through open glass doors
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View of pool out through open glass doors
Pool view of Vermont Natatorium and gator statue
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Pool view of Vermont Natatorium and gator statue
Pool view
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Pool view
Support rooms on north end
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Support rooms on north end
Kitchenette
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Kitchenette
Vermont Natatorium inglenook
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Vermont Natatorium inglenook
Inglenook showcasing fireplace
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Inglenook showcasing fireplace
Inglenook view from pool
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Inglenook view from pool
Bathroom
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Bathroom