Before taxes forced super rich people to give up their sprawling estates, they had beautiful bath houses (with pretty pastel blue chairs) to relax in before they dipped into pools with horse-mermaid fountains. Sounds swell.
This is part of Winterthur, a sprawling estate in Delaware (acres of gardens, a dairy, a golf course, 75-room house across from another “mini estate”, etc, etc.) originally built by Henry du Pont and his father in the late 1800s. It’s now one of the best Americana museums in the country. The small bath house in the back, that took me quite a few visits to notice, is my favorite feature though.