Barton Hills Country Club is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We were involved in the design of the overall campus master plan where renovations and additions to the existing pool facility became one of the phased projects. With adding a robust kitchen to the existing pool building, this new pavilion and gathering area will bring a new energy to poolside summer time fun at Barton Hills. The goal was to design an outdoor kitchen/bar pavilion that is “intimate” for members visiting the pool area. The pavilion is designated specifically to service the pool.
With this project at Barton Hills Country Club, there were three separate phases of addition/renovation. In Phase II, the pool pavilion addition included a kitchen addition to the existing bath house and was completed after Phase I’s existing bath house interior renovation. Phase III, which included interior dining room & bar renovations at the main clubhouse was completed simultaneously with Phase II.
For the specific construction of the bar pavilion, there was not enough space adjacent to the timber frame columns in the existing pool area to assemble the exposed roof timber frame roof structure. Space was found in the parking lot on the other side of the existing bath house w/ kitchen addition to assemble the roof structure, a crane was used that was large enough to lift the roof structure over the existing building and onto the timber frame columns as shown in the video. The timber frame’s details include minimally visible steel plates & concealed wood connections.
The timber frame columns were painted white while the timber frame roof structure was stained so that the wood grain would be visible, being enhanced by the lighting scheme. The completed frame structure stands 9 feet in height from floor to beam.
Brick pier & louver screen detail with seated counter for pool viewing
Updated hillside terrace with new landscaping, new site walls, new hardscape, seating & umbrellas
Opposite view of the hillside terrace showing seating options, new (and existing) hardscape, new fire pit and existing, refurbished pavilion
December 23, 2020