By Diane Tuman
Some of us are just looking to add an extra powder room to our homes. And then, well, there are these aquatic wonders: Homes that boast indoor swimming options that range from luxurious to opulent.
But be prepared!
Scrolling through this compilation of natatorium-enabled manses is enough to stir up a swirling case of freestyle envy. Private lap pools? Single-family splash centers?
And because of the space and climate requirements to house these shimmering examples of the good life, the pool rooms we’ve found are often architectural show stoppers, whether the pools are decked by ceramic, marble, brick or heavy timber.
North-central Wisconsin Wonderland
For sale: $3.5 million
Three Lakes, plus an indoor pool. Sweet! Located on the Three Lakes real estate market in north-central Wisconsin, this 9,000-square-foot cedar lakefront home has a 24-by-80-foot indoor lap pool with its own kitchen, vaulted Alaskan cedar ceilings, and fireplace.
Roman Holiday in the Hamptons, N.Y.
For sale: $28 million
This Hamptons, N.Y., home has the best of both worlds: It’s sited on 2.5 acres with dramatic southwestern views across Lake Agawam (300 feet of lake frontage) and has immediate access to the Atlantic Ocean beaches. "Longview" is listed on the Southampton real estate market for $28 million. The current median home value of Southampton is $812,000.
Idyllic in Saint Charles, Ill.
For sale: $7.9 million
Challenging Illinois winters make this indoor pool a necessity to help keep away the winter blues. Located on the Saint Charles, Ill., real estate market, which is located about 40 miles west of Chicago, this six-bedroom, seven-bath modern home is situated on 26 acres and includes a five-acre Japanese garden.
Timber-lined Temptation in Aspen, Colo.
For sale: $10 million
Rough-hewn timber beams fill the air above this spacious indoor pool that is just one of the luxurious amenities for this home for sale on the Aspen, Colo., real estate market. The completely remodeled six-bedroom, 6.5-bath estate offers views from Independence Pass to Mount Sopris, including all four ski areas.
Ashland, Ore., Oasis
For sale: $4.56 million
Not only does this estate contain a generous-sized glass-atrium indoor pool — complete with its own slide — but it also has a vineyard that offers Tempranillo, Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Viognier grapes, perfect for making your own wine. Located on 120 acres on the Ashland, Ore., real estate market with miles of hiking trails, the seven-bedroom, six-bath house also has a 3,836-square-foot guest house, and recreation barn with art studio.
Greenwich, Conn., Gem
For sale: $4.5 million
Due to its proximity to New York City and abundance of wealthy residents, Greenwich, Conn., real estate is always a pricey affair where the median home price is currently $1.1 million. Here’s a taste of Greenwich luxury, as witnessed in this six-bed, seven-bath, 8,210-square foot Spanish Colonial Revival classic, which offers an exciting indoor pool complete with bold colors and playful mosaics.
Ultimate in Park City, Utah
For sale: $6.6 million
Located on the Park City, Utah, real estate market, this home’s nearly 16,000-square-foot interior offers unique features, including a golf simulator, sports bar with four TVs, a pizza oven and heated porches. More importantly, the luxury ski chalet also boasts a stunning indoor pool overlooking 10 acres of mountainside vistas.
La Villa Contenta in Malibu, Calif.
For sale: $22.5 million
Known as "La Villa Contenta," this magnificent neoclassical-style natatorium on the Malibu, Calif., real estate market was used in the HBO miniseries "True Blood" as the fictional home of the vampire queen of Louisiana, Sophie-Anne Leclerq (played by Evan Rachel Wood). Read more about the "True Blood" home.
New York City’s Rarest
For sale: $9.95 million
No doubt, even by New York standards, this is a rare find. Located in the Chelsea neighborhood, this five-floor private oasis features a rare and no-longer-permitted 26-foot-long indoor swimming pool with a swing. And if that’s not enough, the home also has a sauna, hot tub, rooftop sun deck and a 16-foot-high solarium sanctuary.
For a Rainy Night in Sandy Springs, Ga.
For sale: $3.9 million
Not only does this home have a heated driveway — yes, a heated driveway in Georgia — but it also has an indoor lap pool, which we assume is heated, too. Located in the Sandy Springs, Ga., real estate market, this four-bedroom, six-bath contemporary home has all the tricks for grown-up fun: exercise room, chef’s kitchen, media room, wine cellar, and playroom.
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