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Bathing en Plein Air: 29 Outdoor Summer Showers

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Aug 08, 2015 01:03 AM
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by Alexa Hotz last modified Aug 07, 2015

Is there any greater luxury than bathing outdoors? Little more is needed than a showerhead and a modest enclosure (ideally one that offers a glimpse of the sea). We combed through the many outdoor showers we've come across over the years and selected the most memorable. Here's our top 29.  Above: LA interior designer Alexandra Angle's  Fire Island Beach House project includes an outdoor shower on the back deck. Above: A minimalist outdoor shower in Montauk designed by New York firm Murdock Young. For more, see our  Steal This Look on the shower. Above: A shower in the back of Summerhouse Skåne designed by LASC Studio from our post  Shocking Color in a Swedish Summer House . Above: A concrete-and-wood guest house by Rockefeller Partners Architects has an outdoor shower tucked into the nook of a staircase. Above: An outdoor shower in the back of a black-wood cottage on Russia's Volga River, designed by Bureau Bernaskoni Architects . Photograph via Arch Daily. Above: An outdoor shower and bathroom at a pool house in Charleston, South Carolina, designed by architect Heather Wilson. See more at  Steal This Look: An Outdoor Pool Pavilion, Shower Included . Above: A minimal outdoor shower on the side of Tom Givone's farmhouse from our post  A Floating Farmhouse in Upstate New York . Above: A poolside outdoor shower and changing room from blog  Scandinavian Retreat . Above: A rustic setup at the Hotel Azúcar  in Veracruz, Mexico. Above: An outdoor shower in the Melbourne home of documentary film producer Romy Sormann featured in Inside Out Magazine via Desire to Inspire . Above: An outdoor shower in the Western Australia home of interior designer and founder of Share Design, Shareen Joel. Photograph via Share Design . Above: A simple outdoor shower in a house on Seattle's Salmon Bay featured on Dwell . Above: A tumbleweed-clad outdoor shower at the Atlantic Byron Bay resort in New South Wales, Australia. Above: A rustic outdoor shower and bathtub photographed by Seth Smoot . Above: A long favorite feature of ours from Elle Decor: Sarah Jessica Parker's outdoor shower in the Hamptons. The stall is made from plumbing pipe and marine-grade blue fabric. See our Steal This Look  from 2010 for sources. Above: A bamboo fence creates an enclosed outdoor shower at a beach house in the Bahamas. See more in our recent post,  Island Life: At Home with Tom Scheerer . Above: An outdoor shower is tucked between a bathhouse and camper trailer from Gardenista's  Outbuilding of the Week: A Retro '60s Camper, Outdoor Bathhouse Included . Above: An outdoor shower in Los Angeles designed by Michaela Scherrer . For a tour of her own home, pick up a copy of our book, Remodelista: A Manual for the Considered Home . Above: An outdoor shower hidden on the side of a house in Reykjavik, Iceland, designed by Minarc Architects. Photograph via Arch Daily . Above: An outdoor shower on the back porch of the Ecca Lodge at private game reserve Kwandwe  in South Africa. Above: A shower overlooking the coast in a Shelter Island house designed by Suzanne Shaker and Tamarkin Co. featured on Dwell . Above: A shower in the back of a Swedish summerhouse built by Kontur Architkter .  Above: The lone shower in a house on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia designed by Olson Kundig Architects. See more in our post  A Master Architect Builds a Tiny Cabin in the Pacific Northwest . Above: A tiny concrete shower enclosure at Manka's Inverness Lodge in West Marin, California. Above: A partially enclosed outdoor shower and bath in the back of a house in Denmark from Bo Bedre magazine. Above: An outdoor shower and pool house at the home of Wojtek and Frances Orzechowski, two surfers who live in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa. Photograph via House and Leisure. Above: An outdoor shower designed by Bosworth Hoedemaker Architects . Above: An outdoor shower at a forest retreat featured in Pure Green Magazine . Above: An outdoor shower in the back of a black beach house in Merricks, Australia. Photograph via Share Design . Prefer a bath to a shower? Have a look at our post on Gardenista, 5 Favorites: Outdoor Bathtubs . And sift through our curated feed of  Summery Rooms in our Gallery of images and spaces. N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on June 27, 2014, as part of our issue called The Life Aquatic . More Stories from Remodelista The Best 11 Summer Beach Towels High/Low Folding Wood Beach Chairs Steal This Look: The Perfect Screened Porch




 

 


 

 

 
 
 

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