M Pool House
The March Garden Pavilion represents the second stage of a project commended in 2017 on a property in central Orange, NSW.
The second stage (The March Garden Pavilion) includes a Garage / Gym, Indoor Pool and Sauna which speaks to the architecture of the Stage 1 addition.
The exteriors employ the familiar profiled black rendered walls and steel fascias, blackbutt timber batten cladding and expanses of glass. The interiors are minimal yet highly textured, employed slab dolomite stone and western red cedar lining to the walls, granite flooring and brass trim.
The western red cedar bench seats, cupboards, door frames and sauna lining meant the interiors were essentially constructed as one large piece of joinery, such was the precision and minimal tolerances employed in the execution of the work
Services are very carefully concealed, right down to a concealed audio system, recessed LED strip lighting and control panels. The space opens to the garden via a huge steel framed cavity sliding door and to the sky via a custom Atlite Sliding Skylight Roof. The space transform beautifully from a space of monastic quality when used for a dawn swim, to the boisterous afternoon kids swim with the door and roof slid open and the music pumping, to the subdued, subtly lit intimate evening sauna and dip for the grown ups.
The Sauna is rich, textured and intimate. Lined completely in western red cedar with cedar benches and custom back rests. Granite floors and recessed brass skirtings and subtly lit with concealed LED lighting to match the concealed cornice and under bench lighting.
The pool itself is surrounded by slabs of Dolomite and lined in Ezzari Glass Mozaic Tiles and features spa jets and a carefully concealed waterfall that the little kids love running through.
Custom features in the space include the one off cedar sauna door handle and circular steel pool pull and lock design and manufactured by local artisan Dan Szpytko
- Location: Orange, NSW
- Completed: 2021
- Services by Source Architects: Architecture, Interior Design, Styling
- Builder: L-Con Building + Construction
- Photography: TFAD Tom Ferguson