With temps reaching the century mark, it's hard to imagine being outdoors. But when a swimming pool is as glam as any of these 10 — think fountains, waterfalls and spas — the water suddenly beckons.
Of course, these gems don't come cheap. But if you've got the dinero, now just might be the right time to dip into those savings to buy a home with one of these magnificent pools.
Or we can just dream.
Who doesn't need a break from Houston's urban heat island? Here we're talking get-outta-town. This serene pool setting is on Canyon Lake and comes with a 5,400 sq.ft. Hill Country stone and stucco home with great lake views.
Located in the gated community of Mystic Shores, it is priced at $3.2 million.
Listing: Cathy Cagle, John Daugherty, Realtors
Love, love, love this contemporary infinity pool with a living room that fully opens to the pool vista and wooded terrain beyond. Overlooking Buffalo Bayou, near Memorial Park, the pool area boasts several fire features, steps leading to the bayou and outdoor entertaining area.
This four-bedroom, four and one half bath home measures at 4,681 sq. ft. and is priced at $3.2 million.
Listed with Keller Williams.
Sleek palm trees flank this beautiful grotto style pool that beckons with fountains, water tumbling over rock formations and a spa.
The compelling setting backs up to a four-bedroom home designed in Santa Barbara style. The 6,282 sq.ft. manse at 11505 Dunsinane in Memorial is priced at $3.79 million.
Listing agent: Elizabeth Vanderbrouk at Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty.
The sophisticated outdoor living space of this Memorial area home is the ideal adjunct to the salt water pool. The gently scalloped lines of the pool are complemented by a spa and fountains at the far end.
The 6,482 sq.ft., five-bedroom home in the Spring Branch school district is priced at $5.375 million.
Listing agent: Joe Lucia, John Daugherty, Realtors.
This custom rock garden/pool includes all the requisite water features from spa to fountains to jacuzzi. The curving design is particularly alluring with the stone framework.
You'll find this gem on Sara Ridge Lane in Katy. At 5,618 square feet, the three bedroom home sitting to two to five acres is priced at $2.95 million.
Listing agent: Erin Baumgardner with John Daugherty, Realtors.
The California vibe of this sophisticated pool setting makes us dream of summer in Santa Barbara. But H-Town will have to do. So we can drown our sorrows in this beautiful setting in Tanglewood.
The house is a biggie with six bedrooms, six full baths and two half baths and measures in at 9,550 square feet. Price tag: $6,995,000.
Listing agent: Ruthie Porterfield with Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty.
This amazing pool and home in Braeswood Place near the Texas Medical Center is no longer on the market. But it presented such a fresh look at home swimming pools, that we wanted to share it with you.
The pool is attached to a "Palo Verde" one-story home comprised of salvaged stone and reclaimed timber. The asking price was just under $2 million.
We don't want to think "heated" at this point in the summer but this gem of a pool is heated and includes a hot tub, just right for six months of the year. In summer, it's lovely with pedestal plants that shower the space with floral notes and flowing water.
Located 8330 Hunters Creek Dr , the six-bedroom house comprising 5,198 square feet is priced at just under $2 million.
Listing agent: Mike Mahlstedt with Heritage Texas Properties.
Only minutes from downtown as well as Galleria office towers, this pool is ready for an after-work dip. The big chill here is tucked into Afton Oaks at 4643 Waring St.
The four bedroom house, built in 2001, is yours for $1,399,500. At 4,086 square feet, the home features a thrid floor game/mead room and an unfinished garage apartment.
Listing agent: Charlie Neath with John Daugherty, Realtors.
Let's have a pool party! It's a must for this pool setting that includes, built-in grill, two matching cabanas, an outdoor fireplace and enough patio for a major bash.
Located just outside the Loop at 9105 Memorial Drive, the five-bedroom home is priced at $3.28 million.
Listing agent: Mark Maniha with John Daugherty, Realtors.