6 homes perfect for pool parties
West River, Maryland. This four-bedroom house on 116 acres lies one hour east of Washington, D.C. Built in 1989, the home boasts six fireplaces, a gourmet kitchen, and a sunroom that opens onto the pool area.
The brick patio has a pool house and gardens. Other buildings include a caretaker's cottage, stables, and an equipment barn. $3,995,000. Mark McFadden, Washington Fine Properties/Top Agent Network, (703) 216-1333.
Pasadena, California. Built in 1976, this four-bedroom home underwent a major remodeling in 2013. Details include a chef's kitchen, 15-foot ceilings, and two fireplaces.
The house has floor-to-ceiling glass doors that lead to the infinity pool's patio, which features a bar, an outdoor living room, and a kitchen area. $3,280,000. Georges Rouveyrol, Sotheby's International Realty, (626) 676-5368.
Sarasota, Florida. This five-bedroom house was built on 1.5 acres overlooking Little Sarasota Bay. Interior features include a gourmet kitchen, an elevator, a wine cellar, a 1,600-square-foot gym, and a theater.
The home has 7,500 square feet of patios with three Jacuzzis, a custom pool, a waterslide, and a waterfall cave with a theater inside. A 275-foot pier leads to a boat dock with a lift. $5,500,000. Klaus Lang, Michael Saunders & Co., (941) 320-1223.
Symmes Township, Ohio. The five-bedroom Zinc House was built in 2009. The interior includes floor-to-ceiling windows, concrete floors, automatic blinds, and two fireplaces.
The 1.4-acre property has a three-car garage and a pool area with a pool house and a fire pit. $1,999,000. Mike Hines, Coldwell Banker/West Shell, (513) 260-0424. French doors open onto stone steps leading to the pool and patio area. $5,300,000. Kim Swan, The Swan Agency, (207) 288-5818.
Bar Harbor, Maine. This seven-bedroom home sits on five acres overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The contemporary cottage-style house has wraparound decks, a master suite with a balcony, and floor-to-ceiling glass windows with views of Frenchman Bay.
French doors open onto stone steps leading to the pool and patio area. $5,300,000. Kim Swan, The Swan Agency, (207) 288-5818.
Charlotte, North Carolina. This six-bedroom Tudor home was built in 1915. The house features high ceilings, a kitchen with a breakfast room, a master suite with a sitting area, and a sunroom that leads to the pool patio.
The 0.76-acre property has a two-story pool house with a kitchen, a living room area, and an exercise room. $2,995,000. Patty Hendrix, HM Properties, (704) 577-2066.
Palm Springs, California. This three-bedroom house is set on a cul-de-sac in the community of Sun Villas. The living room has a fireplace and a picture window with mountain views. The en-suite master bedroom provides direct access to the pool area and spa. $360,000. Marc Lange and Carl Blea, HOM/Sotheby's International Realty, (760) 834-5484.