Dive In: 5 Homes with Stylish Swimming Pools

During the long, sunny days of summer, few things are more enticing than a refreshing dip. These dazzling swimming pools—in locales from Connecticut to California—allow for outdoor enjoyment in sophisticated settings.

Majestic Texas Manor

Houston, Texas | Susan Boss &  Stephen WarrellMartha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty 

On 3.7 acres in Houston’s desirable Rivercrest Estates, this magnificent manor exemplifies regal refinement. Spanning an impressive 21,032 square feet, the main residence offers a stately owner’s suite and a wealth of living and entertaining spaces indoors and out, all impeccably appointed. The property also features a three-bedroom guesthouse and a six-stall barn and tack room. A party pavilion inspired by an Italian villa sits beside a one-of-a-kind pool with multiple columned pergolas, including one for the serene spa.

Chic Wine Country Compound

Napa, California | Ginger MartinSotheby’s International Realty – Wine Country – East Napa Street Brokerage

A sophisticated aesthetic pervades this stylish four-bedroom residence and delightful two-bedroom guesthouse, ideally sited on approximately two lavishly landscaped acres in Napa Valley. The two residences enjoy the benefit of a fabulous shared outdoor living and entertaining area that includes raised garden beds, a fire pit, a bocce court, an arbored alfresco dining area with a built-in grill and a wood-burning fireplace, and a stunning pool and spa surrounded by a sun-washed terrace.

Sophistication and Serenity in Greenwich

Greenwich, Connecticut | Leslie McElwreathSotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage

A timelessly elegant façade belies the chic contemporary interiors of this superbly designed six-bedroom residence, where walls of glass blur the lines between indoors and out. One of numerous appealing outdoor areas that surround the home, the swimming pool is nestled in a truly serene setting that features a relaxing wood deck, swaths of lawn, and manicured gardens. The adjoining Greenwich Land Trust woodlands create a haven of lush privacy, yet the conveniences of town are minutes away.

Spectacular Style and Views in Santa Fe

Santa Fe, New Mexico | Britt KleinSotheby’s International Realty – Santa Fe – 326 Grant Avenue Brokerage

Designed to afford the consummate Santa Fe lifestyle, this five-bedroom home impresses with its exceptional design, which seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor living. Its hallmark is an enviable alfresco entertaining area that includes a refreshing swimming pool, a spa, an expansive sunny patio, and a roof deck for appreciating vistas of the nearby golf course and the Jemez Mountains. The property is beautifully landscaped, gated for privacy, and walking distance from the exclusive Club at Las Campanas.

Refined Florida Oasis

Palm Beach, Florida | Carole KoeppelSotheby’s International Realty – Palm Beach Brokerage

Steps from many of the attractions of Palm Beach, this timelessly elegant four-bedroom home has an ideal floor plan featuring grand living and entertaining areas with high ceilings, a lavish master suite, an office, a library, and a gym. A generator and two-car garage are welcome amenities. A secluded oasis, the backyard is lush with emerald flora and includes a striking pool and spa, with both sunny and shady spots alongside for lounging.

Article originally appeared in the Extraordinary Living Blog, Sotheby's International Realty