Fernandes Pool House/The Haverly Lounge

Since purchasing their mid-century modern home, the Fernandes family dreamed of having a complimentary pool house to complete their dream home. They took their time, scouring construction sites for unique Haver Block that gave this house it’s name. “The Haverly Lounge” is built with a pre-cast signature brick, long since out of production, that was a staple of the famed local architect, Ralph Haver. The Fernandes family were also able to obtain period appropriate decorative panels from the Biltmore during one of it’s many remodels.


“The Haverly” takes outdoor / indoor living to another level by using 30 linear feet of floor to ceiling, retractable floor, that meets at one corner. This was a fun design challenge for Zach Burns of MODE Architecture. Burns was able to figure out how to cantilever the majority of the exterior roof with a minimum of visible support. The glass was offset by exposed CMU, with a specific linear grout pattern, and a metal roof fascia with complementary linear detail.


The focal point of the “The Haverly” is the custom made walnut bar. Complete with period specific “boomerang” laminate top and padded leather bar rail. Behind the bar is a commercial grade bar set up and an 80” TV with the capability to split into 4 smaller pictures (period specific to the 21st century!) The bathroom tile was picked to match the pool coping tile. The cozy semi-private office is enhanced by a gorgeous piece of 1950’s furniture, and a one of a kind neon sign from Regency to our close friends.