Pool house by Ro Rockett Design offers views of California wine country

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American studio Ro Rockett Style and design has extra a weathered timber pool dwelling to your hilltop retreat in California’s Sonoma County, for inhabitants to love winery and coastal vistas even though calming.

Ro Rockett Design built the Dry Creek Pool House to accompany a narrow holiday home located near the town of Geyserville, in northern California. The owners were eager to find ways to improve the property with new amenities.

A slender pool is raised slightly above the slope on a plinth, in order to hide the nearby road from people using the deck. The elevated position is also intended to focus views towards the “rolling vineyards and classic coastal California ridgelines beyond”.

“Nestled into the hill with its back to the trees, the new, earthen ground plane acts as a primitive plinth that supports a rustic enclosure,” said Ro Rockett Design in a project description.

Dry Creek Pool House comprises two volumes. Roughly weathered timber sourced from grape stakes on the site clads one of the structures, making a reference to the wineries that populate Sonoma County.


The opposite can be a black pavilion with massive panes of glass. “This cladding offers reliable walls where by necessary and opens into the perspective where by appealing,” stated Ro Rockett.

The inside features sofa, a bathroom with shower and a mini-bar. Stark white curtains run along the windows and can be drawn to provide privacy or shade from the intense sunlight.


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A slatted canopy handles a portion of the out of doors deck, which operates along with the pool. It shades an outside eating desk and bar, along with two individual lounge locations.

As part of the project, Ro Rockett also added a bocce court just down hill from the pool and adjacent residence. Despite being closer to the road, this area is protected from prying eyes by a row of trees.


Other new amenities involve a new visitor arrival spot and auto park.

According to Ro Rockett, the clients were so pleased with the new configuration of their vacation property that they decided to move there permanently.


“Conceived as being a rustic retreat for several metropolis dwellers, the property speedily grew to become a complete-time respite that life and breathes the Sonoma County lifestyle,” the studio stated.

Other pool houses added to American residences include a slatted wooden structure designed by Michael Goorevich for a Malibu house, and a pool-side pavilion in East Texas that Murray Legge Architecture shaped around tree trunks.


Pictures is by Adam Rouse.


Task credits:


Architects: Ro Rockett Style and design principals Jason Ro and Zac Rockett
Structural engineer: Berkeley Structural Style and design
Civil engineer: Kelder Engineering, Kurt T Kelder
Typical contractor: JMH Consultants, Jon Hallengren

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