This pool room is part of a second phase addition to this already wonderful home. The original house had been carefully designed to take advantage of its rural setting including views of a water area, nature preserve, and woods. In order to maintain these views while providing a large indoor room for the pool, the project required a unique and difficult concept to be executed. We decided to place the pool room at the basement level where no views would be disturbed. In order to accomplish this, the pool itself was excavated below existing foundation walls requiring substantial shoring and engineering work. The roof of the pool room is a combination of cast-in-place concrete vaults and concrete plank, forming a patio surface and lawn area above. A unique skylight in this lawn area floods the below-grade room with wonderful day lighting. The end result actually enhances the views from the home by providing an elevated stone patio overlooking the ponds and nature preserve. The pool room also enjoys this view as well. We believe the final result of the project shows a very well integrated design which overcame substantial engineering challenges to form a highly functional and well designed solution.