These Cool Pools Turn a Backyard Into a Private Oasis
Posted June 2nd, 2012 | by The Update
Nearly as necessary as central air, the backyard pool is a great asset for surviving a hot Texas summer. Escape to your very own oasis with one of these fabulous choices, each the perfect accessory for the inviting home it accompanies. Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty agents offer a few outstanding examples:
Set the scene for enjoying the Summer Olympics – or host your own Games – in the oversized pool at 4108 Windsor in Highland Park’s historic Stratford Manor. Flanked by flagstone decking, the pool’s shape perfectly parallels the home’s gracious lines, enabling gorgeous views from nearly every room in the house. Double doors open from the garage, which converts to an al fresco game room, onto the pool deck, for an easy transition from dry to wet fun. The home is listed by agent Tom Hughes (214-649-3323).
Escape elegantly into the exotic pool and lush landscaping at 6714 Waggoner in Preston Hollow. Listed by agents Joan Eleazer (214-537-5923) and Layne Pitzer (214-202-9998), the home features a private outdoor getaway that adds entertaining options – and relaxing livability. From the outdoor living room complete with a built-in grill, enjoy the bubbling sounds of the fountain as it spills from the spa into the pool.
Whether you prefer relaxing in the shallow end or diving into the depths, the tropical paradise at 6930 Norway Place will satisfy. Cooling salt water, a raised spa and several water features and fountains create a backyard getaway. A nearby pavilion is stocked with seating, a built-in grill and a fireplace. This Preston Hollow retreat is listed by Jonathan Rosen (214-927-1313).
Find a seaside setting at 5521 Willis Avenue in Lakewood, where the salt-water pool serves as centerpiece in the resort-style backyard. Relax with surf sounds from the waterfall and fountain while reveling in the cooling, semi-submerged seating area or poolside on the tanning deck. The soothing water sounds drift inside through the wall of windows that invite the outdoors in. The home is listed by agent Traci Hummel (214-403-1109).
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