Waterfront property sells at a hefty premium. But don't be discouraged if you're landlocked. You can create your own home-by-the sea environment with a pool house. Come along and dream with us. | By Jen Stahlkrantz, BobVila.com
If you live in farm country, you might be tempted to build a barn-style pool house like this one in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts, where nights can be chilly and a poolside fireplace comes in handy. On a hot summer day, the open pavilion provides a shady respite from the heat.