Five of the best houses in the world for sale with swimming pools
Although we are in the middle of winter in much of the northern part of the world, warm weather will arrive before we know it. These properties can help prepare for scorching summer days with spectacular pools.
Modern Hilltop in the Pacific Northwest
Site: Portland, Oregon
Price: $8 million
This 40-acre property, called Westwind Farm, offers both spectacular views and architectural pedigree. The four-bedroom, six-bathroom home was designed by Italian-born American architect Pietro Belluschi, known for his glass office towers, including the Pan Am building in Manhattan.
The timeless residence features walls of windows that overlook the surrounding valley and coastal mountains beyond from its hillside perch and is filled with wood and stone. Preserved by its current owner for 20 years, it has a kitchen, floors and lighting brought up to date. The pool is surrounded by a new deck and sits next to a cedar pool house, built using traditional Japanese timber framing techniques that forgo nails.
LUXE’s Terry Sprague owns the exclusive list.
Traditional turnkey in Mexico
Site: San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Price: $6.25 million
Known as Casa Tres Cervezas, this traditional house, just two blocks from the main square of this Mexican town on a cobbled street, is a space to relax with a drink or two.
Offered fully furnished, the colorful nine-bedroom, nine-bathroom home features two separate courtyards, one with a heated pool, hot tub, walk-in yoga studio, and full bathroom with changing room, the all surrounded by hand-carved Cantera stone walls. The additional yard has an in-ground fire pit. The outdoor space includes a roof terrace with an outdoor kitchen and views of the Parroquia and the spiers of the surrounding churches.
He is listed with Joseph Lown and Eduardo Mora of CDR San Miguel.
Historical heritage in a medieval Swiss castle
Site: Paudex, Switzerland
Price: On demand
Called Château de Bochat, this castle dates from the beginning of the 15th century. The period house needs updating, but the property has a dramatic perch above Lake Geneva, as well as a heated pool with a stone patio that takes advantage of the surrounding views. There are also two building plots with similar views.
It is listed with Aurore Lucido of the FGP Suisse & Alpes.
Modern bungalow in Southeast Asia
Price: $7.399 million (SGD 9.98 million)
Nestled in the private area of Greenbank Park, this property comprises a modern six bedroom house. The industrial style of the residence, with a concrete exterior, is softened by an outdoor space with lush vegetation and the nearby Bukit Timah nature reserve. The swimming pool is protected by trees and connected to the house by a wooden deck.
Brilliance Capital’s Sammi Lim owns the exclusive list.
Ocean Views in SoCal
Site: Montecito, California
Price: $19.5 million
Aptly named Villa Bella Vista, this property and its spectacular swimming pool offer stunning ocean views. The estate was built by renowned architect Peter Becker, international designer Rosie Feinberg and builders Giffin and Crane.
The home’s gorgeous design echoes old-world Mediterranean styles, featuring large formal rooms with detailed crown molding and tall arched windows. The highlight of the exterior of the four-bedroom home is a south-facing loggia with a pool deck and guest house that overlooks the Pacific.
It is listed with the Riskin Partners Estate Group of Village Properties.
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