Five Homes With Show-Stopping Pools

June 28, 2021

Summer is here, it’s time to embrace the outdoors and celebrate the gorgeous weather with friends and family. Luxury homes allure buyers with a variety of outdoor amenities, none more universal than a swimming pool. Private pools saw a resurgence in popularity in 2020, as people stayed home and created their own private oasis. Some pools, however, are far more glamorous than others including these properties from across the Americas. So, invite some friends, fire up the grill, and jump in!

Southlake, Texas

Fit for royalty, this incredible home is a work of art. The stunning eight bedroom, ten bath property includes ten unique fireplaces, a wine tasting room, a chef’s kitchen, and, of course, an impressive pool. The home’s entryway provides a breathtaking view through glass walls to the picturesque and spacious grotto and pool. This aristocratic estate also features an elevator that leads to a completely separate apartment and guest house, a tennis court, and lush grounds of fenced-in grass.

Listed by Roxann Taylor and Dan Nicoloff of Engel & Völkers Dallas Fort Worth.

Playa del Carmen, México

Situated in the prestigious gated community PlayaCar Phase I, Casa Corazón boasts gorgeous views of the Caribbean Sea. With wide-open spaces, the home’s design allows for a constant flow between the private interior and more public patios and terraces. The exterior social areas and dining room highlight the stunning ocean views which are complemented by an infinity pool that welcomes you to enjoy the sun and take in the horizon. Past the pool, this villa also offers an approximately 2150 square foot private beach.

The estate’s Mexican-style ornamental and architectural details make it truly one of a kind. The stone, Talavera, clay, tropical wood, palapas, and vegetable fibers work to create a heart-warming environment made to prevail for generations. Furnished by curated pieces of Mexican furniture, this property leaves nothing to be desired.

Listed by Carmen Zazueta of Engel & Völkers Playa del Carmen.

Los Angeles, California

This exceptional, classic Spanish revival compound consists of a three bedroom, three bathroom main home and a newly built, two bedroom, two bathroom guest house. Situated on a large, flat lot with panoramic views across the Los Angeles basin to the Pacific Ocean, this quintessential dream property is perfect for entertaining. Guests can lounge by the gazebo or the adjacent infinity pool and putting green and take in Los Angeles. Inside the gazebo, a full kitchen, barbecue, and media ensure that even the most water-averse have something to do.

Listed by John Steiner & Ken Church of Engel & Völkers Beverly Hills.

Los Cabos, México

Tucked away in the prestigious Fundadores community, this Tuscan villa is private, gated, and perfectly secluded on a quiet cul-de-sac. The home itself feels like a resort. A beautiful front garden and grand custom iron doors lead into a luxurious courtyard, and dual pocket doors in the living room lead out to the terrace and large infinity-edge pool. The pool features a large island where guests can entertain themselves in the middle of the water.

Elegant fireplaces are found throughout the property, accompanying the tranquil views of the ocean, pool, and gardens. The owner’s suite features a fireplace, walk-in closet, soaking tub, dual vanities, and outdoor shower and is surrounded by romantic views of the grounds. Four additional large bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, a large pantry, and a three-car garage complete the resort-style home.

Listed by Emily Rice & Chuck Lohrman of Engel & Völkers Los Cabos.

Paradise Valley, Arizona

From what began as an appeal and vision to create the most alluring home in Arizona’s highly sought-after Paradise Valley, Dancing Light came into being, a triumph in contemporary residential architecture that truly reflects the spirit of its natural surroundings. A sprawling 2.8 acres contains two stunning residences, with the main house and guest house consisting of three bedrooms and three and a half baths, and one bedroom and one bath, respectively.

The 6,198 square-foot masterpiece is replete with artfully functional details that extend naturally to the outdoors. Enter through doors of frosted glass and be at once greeted by a sophisticated ambiance — a desert courtyard surrounded by a comfortable, open living environment with views of the outdoors from almost any vantage point. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass walls open up the great room into the exterior patio. Camelback Mountain is silently poised nearby and can be viewed from the strategically placed pool.

Listed by the Jim Bruske & Gretchen Baumgardner of Engel & Völkers Scottsdale.

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