Though it’s the middle of winter in much of the northern part of the world, warm weather will arrive before we know it. These properties can help prepare for the dog days of summer with spectacular pools.
Hilltop modern in the Pacific Northwest
Location: Portland, Oregon
Price: $8 million
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This 40-acre property, called Westwind Farm, comes with both a spectacular view and architectural pedigree. The four-bedroom, six-bathroom home was designed by Modernist Italian-born American architect Pietro Belluschi, known for his glass office towers, including the Pan Am building in Manhattan.
The timeless residence features walls of windows that take in the surrounding valley and the Coast Mountains in the distance from its hillside perch and is filled with wood and stone. Preserved by its current owner of 20 years, it has an updated kitchen, floors and lighting. The pool is surrounded by a new deck and sits next to a cedar pool house, built using traditional Japanese timber-framing techniques that forgo nails.
Turn-key traditional in Mexico
Location: San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Price: $6.25 million
Known as Casa Tres Cervezas, this traditional home, only two blocks from this Mexican city’s main plaza on a cobblestone street, is a space to relax with a beverage or two.
Offered fully furnished, the colorful nine-bedroom, nine-bathroom home comes with two separate courtyards, including one with a heated swimming pool, a hot tub, a walk-out yoga studio and a full bathroom with a changing room, all surrounded by hand-carved Cantera stone walls. The additional courtyard features an in-ground fire pit. The outdoor space includes a rooftop deck with an outdoor kitchen and views of the Parroquia and surrounding church spires.
Historic heritage in a medieval Swiss castle
Location: Paudex, Switzerland
Price: Upon request
Called Château de Bochat, this castle dates back to the beginning of the 15th century. The period home is in need of updating, but the property comes with a dramatic perch above Lake Geneva, as well as a heated pool with a stone patio that takes in the surrounding views. There are also two building plots with similar views.
Modern bungalow in Southeast Asia
Price: $7.399 million (SGD 9.98 million)
Tucked away in the private Greenbank Park area, this property comes with a six-bedroom modern home. The residence’s industrial style, with a concrete exterior, is softened by an outdoor area with lush greenery and the nearby Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. The pool is screened by trees and connected to the home by a wooden deck.
Ocean views in SoCal
Location: Montecito, California
Price: $19.5 million
Aptly named Villa Bella Vista, this property and its spectacular swimming pool comes with sweeping ocean views. The estate was built by renowned architect Peter Becker, international designer Rosie Feinberg and builders Giffin and Crane.
The home’s magnificent design echoes old-world Mediterranean stylings, with large formal rooms with detailed moldings and tall arched windows. The showstopper outside the four-bedroom home is a south-facing loggia with a pool terrace and guest house that overlook the Pacific.
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