Located on the picturesque property of the House in the Catskills, the pondhouse is an open air structure clad in pine-tar stained cedar. Large operable panels on the south and east faces can be opened to provide shelter from the elements while enjoying summer breezes and views toward the pond and down valley. Translucent, white acrylic panels provide diffused light by day and create an immense lantern illuminating the nearby landscape by night. Programmatically, the Pond House will host a small wetbar with adjacent lounge seating fronting a wood-burning stove for spring and fall. A hammock suspended within the south-facing opening will provide the perfect spot for a summer nap. Off-season, the pondhouse will provide storage for kayaks and other outdoor equipment.