The Pool House serves as an urban retreat for an artist and car enthusiast who lives next door. The project was an intense collaboration of architect, Gary Cunningham, client, and landscape architect, David Hocker, from ASLA. The central spine of the site is a six foot high glass slag privacy wall. Seamless transitions between the inside and out were extremely important. A minimal plant palette creates mass plantings used for large textural impact and screening for privacy. The Pool House functions as the center for family and social gatherings, successfully accommodating varying sized crowds. This two story box was tucked discreetly towards the rear of the site, creating a series of transitional garden spaces. The central spine of the site is a six foot high privacy glass wall. This sculptural element is a stainless steel cage filled with blue recycled glass slag. This element is lit from within, and emits a smoldering glow at night. Large stone slabs become “connectors” throughout the site, and provide transition from space to space. These organic, sinuous pathways culminate, and encircle a fire pit.