It seems a bit fantasy, yet an architectural delight: having a pool in the house! Not a generic indoor pool, but a dramatic scape to a living room, bedroom, or bathroom. Common it may be to have an interior courtyard pool, yet many flow right into the house and beyond...
Right in the middle of a living room! (This one is actually situated between a living room, dining room, and staircase - guess there's never an excuse for a dip in the pool when it's that accessible!) Image via Coco + Kelley's "Room of the Week Feature"
In the bathroom, like a moat to the tub...I would definitely love this set up!
The indoor/outdoor room, with the convenience of having part of the pool in the inside of the house.
An interior wading pool creates a symmetry to exterior double endless pools.
Indoor/outdoor living is a luxury in some climates, having the privacy of a courtyard pool and a living room that completely opens up to a pool is pure bliss.
This is producer Jerry Weintraub's bedroom that was featured in Architectural Digest magazine. Doesn't seem safe to have a pool this close to a bed, but the architectural elements are intriguing.
Still loving the concept of a pool in a bathroom, this one extends beyond to the outside.
Perhaps a tropical vacation house could not be without the indoor / outdoor pool concept.
While it's mainly an outdoor pool, a courtyard pool that is completely open to the interiors is truly an extension of the home.
When I was in design school (in my early 20's), one of design studio projects was to create a 1,000 sq ft home - this is the house I designed with the concept of indoor/outdoor living as an extension of the house. I included the idea of a lap pool jutting into the side of the house, side by side with the fireplace in the living room. The idea reminds me a bit of the very first image I posted (the pool merging with the interiors of the house).
All images via Pinterest.