ICRAVE Creates a Lavish Pool House and Spa Retreat in Amagansett
When Amagansett homeowner, Alex May, tapped the Manhattan-based design and branding studio ICRAVE to transform the outdoor area and pool house at his weekend house, the lavish retreat they created was pure perfection!
Founded in 2002 by Canadian-born designer Lionel Ohayon, ICRAVE is renowned for their innovative and experiential hospitality and commercial spaces for big-name clients like MGM, W Hotels, STK, JetBlue and some of the country’s most iconic nightclubs. ICRAVE’s specialty is showing businesses how to blend physical and digital design solutions. But when tasked with creating a private residential pool house for entertaining, ICRAVE’s understanding of the art of hospitality made them a perfect choice for the project.
A stunning wood and steel structure creates a modern indoor-outdoor oasis featuring three open, yet defined living areas. On either side are two enclosed cedar shingled boxes, one a bedroom and one a spa, with a connected roof stretching over the central entertainment area. Scaled proportionately to the length of the rectangular pool, with a beach entrance and deep lap lane, the structure is highlighted as the main focal point of the outdoor space.
Airy white curtains surround the bedroom, offering privacy while continuing to blur the line between indoors and outdoors. The room contains splashes of color throughout, including a large beach scene mural, vibrant blue pillows, and large brass Moroccan pendant light fixtures hanging from the ceiling.
A sunken mezzanine in the center creates a romantic lounge. Outfitted with a dark steel fireplace, outdoor grill, and large, intricately carved wooden daybed it is a haven for relaxing!
The spa room offers the owner and his guests a pristine wellness and relaxation center. The Jacuzzi Sasha made by Purificare and designed by Alberto Apostoli features three pre-designed modules in a maple wood palette, including a sauna, shower, and hammam option.
This 400-square-foot modern summer pool house and spa retreat bring nature indoors with its open and airy layout. The serene backdrop, paired with upscale amenities, offers an all-day entertainment zone for its residents and guests alike!
Words by Anna Beck Bimba