I’m going to make this personal. As I begin to breathe thirty and my friends and I move out of the renting stage of our lives, the once ubiquitous apartment pools of my early twenties are suddenly dwindling. Where’s a girl with a mortgage to go when the temperatures start to rise?
See below. That’s where I would like to go. Someone I know and love (or am even just acquainted with) please purchase one of the following manses and invite me over. Thanks.
The Neighborhood: Highland Park
The Price: $8,695,000
The Pool: Points for palm trees. Points for a column-lined hot tub. Points for 2,3589 square feet of verandas. Points for the intense number of stairs that lead to the lagoon-like pool. Points on points on points.
*This property is going off the market for a while, but feel free to contact Doris Jacobs at 214-537-3399 for a private viewing.
The Neighborhood: Preston Hollow
The Price: $14,500,000
The Pool: At 4926 Deloache Avenue, it’s not about the size of your pool, but what you do with your pool. And when your pool has a connected hot tub, a cool shape, and sits adjacent to both a massive porch and a firepit, you’re really doing your best.
“Susan Baldwin, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty”
The Neighborhood: Bluffview
The Price: $5,500,000
The Pool: Not all pools are created equal. Particularly when those pools are professionally landscaped by Harold Leidner and have the ability to make you believe in magic again.
The Neighborhood: Bent Tree
The Price: $7,995,000
The Pool: This pool has more drama than my eighth grade class trip to Saint Louis (that year’s budget was tight). We’re talking negative-edge, trees-for-days drama with a tiny fire pit-equipped hot tub. Real Housewives bow down to this pool. It actually would freak me out a bit to be within the confines of this water structure, but I don’t care. I’d do it for the drama.