As temperatures heat up during the warm-weather months classic summertime amenities such as swimming pools become a premium feature, according to a recent Wall Street Journal article. “When swimming-pool homes go into contract in the summer, they sell for an average 0.22 percentage points more than the base-line price determined by researchers. For a $1 million house, summer adds roughly a $4,000 premium,” according to the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty agent, Jim Getzinger says he “sees an uptick in interest in homes with pools in the summer.” Swimming pools are more attractive to real estate buyers during the blazing summer months—it’s about the emotional connection.
Here are some breathtaking pools from around the world you will dream of cooling off in.
La Jolla, California | $16,900,000 USD | Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty
san diego homes for saleThe oceanfront masterpiece, known as Camino de la Costa, overlooks an intimate cove. This beautifully detailed home La Jolla, California includes an infinity pool ideal for relaxation and watching evening sunsets.
Las Vegas, Nevada | $16,500,000 USD | Synergy Sotheby’s International Realty
las vegas mansions for saleThe Primm Compound, located in Las Vegas, Nevada, is a world-class residence with tremendous space for grand entertaining and refined living. The property includes a marvelous pool with majestic waterfalls, water-slide, spa, grotto bar and guest suite built into caves behind the waterfall.
St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands | $35,000,000 USD | United States Virgin Islands Sotheby’s International Realty
homes for sale with luxury swimming poolsVilla Whydah is perched on the secluded western tip of St. Thomas. The villa has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Telegrah and Business Insider for being one of the finest Caribbean residences on the market. This beachfront getaway has a custom tiled pool with underwater scenes and spa.
Cape Town, South Africa | Price Upon Request | Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty
homes with outrageous swimming poolsThe classically glamorous Enigma Mansion offers beauty and seclusion. Located in Cape Town, South Africa, the estate’s unique palatial pool is one of the many luxurious amenities included in this property.
Saxony, Germany | $25,000,000 USD | NRW Immobilien Sotheby’s International Realty
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This charming estate is nestled in green fields and old woods just outside of the lovely village of Syke, Germany. The tranquil pool area, which was transformed from a former stable, includes a sauna and steam bath.
Paradise Valley, Arizona | $14,995,000 USD | Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty
scottsdale luxury real estateThis hillside mansion in Paradise Valley, Arizona embodies the Tuscan-style. Complete with surrounding fountains and spa, the infinity pool features views of Camelback Mountain and downtown city lights.
Source: “When Prices of Homes With Pools Take a Dip” via WSJ