An in-ground swimming pool and \u201copen air changing room\u201d has been approved for what is \u2014 on paper, anyway \u2014 the front yard of a house at 38 Peaceable Street. While Bruce and Diane Ritter have owned the property for 15 years, the house was originally part of the large Doubleday estate, which surrounded a mansion that is now Temple Shir Shalom at 46 Peaceable Street. \u201cThis house was built in 1960 by Jim Doubleday,\u201d Jack Baldaserini, a real estate agent representing the Ritters, told the Planning and Zoning Commission\u2019s Nov. 12 meeting. \u201cAt the time his family owned 200 acres, now Westmoreland. The main house is now the temple.\u201d Baldaserini explained that the area where the pool is planned is technically the front yard by wording in the zoning rules, but not in a real-world practical sense. \u201cThe south side of the house, which P&Z calls the front, is actually the rear,\u201d Baldaserini said. The house is on the market, he said, and prospective buyers may be interested in building the proposed pool. Commission Chairwoman Rebecca Mucchetti had a concern. \u201cThere\u2019s a very large tree,\u201d she said. \u201cThe reason we want to put the pool here is to protect that tree,\u201d Baldaserini said. Planning and Zoning Director Richard Baldelli raised the issue of outdoor lighting, and Baldaserini said the plans called for down-facing lights, which should be an improvement. \u201cThere\u2019s a lot of lighting on the property now, and all of it is up,\u201d he said. No members of the public commented on the application at a Nov. 12 public hearing. The commission voted 8-0 to approved the plans later that night.