Hilltop Estate Project: Pool House & Exterior
“This home is all about entertaining and blending indoor-outdoor space,” says Shea, as evidenced by the stunning standalone pool house. The exterior of the Hilltop Estate project is defined by high contrasting black and white tones. Black steels doors and siding—a custom color—on the pool house tie in with the black steel doors of the main home. “It’s a stark contrast but still feels really connected to the main home,” Shea says. Upon first walking up to the pool house, you’ll encounter a “really cool garage window,” says Shea, that opens up to a pass-through bar. The pool house’s main door is a trio of accordion-style steel doors that open the entire space to feel like it’s in conjunction with the pool.
The design of the pool house is a bit beachier than that of the main house, “we wanted to bring some lightness,” explains Shea. A shiplap ceiling in Swiss Coffee by Dunn Edwards features a unique architectural element, steel cable ties spanning the width of the space. Shea and the design team decided to continue the limestone pavers from the pool deck into the pool house, a decision that brought some cohesion into the spaces that flow into each other.
The main living space features an indoor/outdoor rug, the Morella Handwoven Rug by McGee & Co., for extra durability, and a custom sectional in a charcoal-colored performance fabric. On the wall, a triptych by California-based artist, Brian Kingston. In the pool house’s kitchen and bar area, a blue ceramic tile spans the height of the ceiling with light wood cabinets and louvered doors, adding warmth to a room that is meant for heavy use. Follow along in webisode four as Shea guides us through the space, as well as the photo tour below, an in-depth look at every stunning corner.