Princeton Magazine Article: Hidden Gems

August 2010

The Pool House

Photography by Tom Grimes, Text by Stuart Mitchner

Most of the Princeton area's charms are clear to see in parks or campuses, along the Delaware and Raritan Canal, or in the semblance of a country lane winding through some dusky bower near Lake Carnegie. Take a closer look down a certain driveway on one of the tree streets or half-hidden behind a mansion in the Western Borough and you may glimpse a secluded retreat, some like the offspring of the big house in front, others like secret sidelights fronted by the main attraction. This photographic tour provides a sample of the region's subtle wonders.

The Pool House (pictured) This poolside hideaway was designed and rebuilt by Lasley Brahaney Architecture + Construction to harmonize with the David Adler designed house in front, the former Charter House Eating Club, relocated from its original Princeton University site. Grammy award winning singer Mary Chapin Carpenter used to spend time here when she was at PDS (see "School Days and Starry Nights").

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