Designer Ruthie Sommerss house was once part of a large Los Angeles estate. The chauffeurs quarters was on the second floor, accessed by the exterior staircase. Against the white stucco, tall Italian cypresses soar like sculpture.
Designer Gary McBournie helped design the clean, classic swimming pool in a Palm Beach house. "We didn't want one of those over-the-top Palm Beach pools that Esther Williams might step out of," he says.
Mexican Retreat A concrete channel connects a spa and swimming pool that echo the roofline of furniture designer John Houshmand's house in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Pool designs - Ideas for Designer Swimming Pools - House Beautiful