Every modern-day pool seting calls for a fire pit to complete the picture as here at 3 W. Rivercrest, by Custom Design Pools.
The pool and summer kitchen at 3 W. Rivercrest includes the requisite hot tub, by Custom Design Pools.
Contemporary architecture with a hint of the brutalist movement calls for a unique pool design such as this one at 3 W. Rivercrest, listed with Susan Boss of Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty.
The uber modern architecture speaks loudly at 3 W. Rivercrest, created by Frankel Building Group.
Seamless indoor/outdoor connectivity was the goal for this Frankel Building Group home in the museum district.
The pool at this Museum District home, built by Frankel Building Group, becomes the perfect architectural accessory for this open air domicile.
The swimming pool serves as a welcoming water feature at 112 Glenwood new construction home from Allan Edwards.
Simple elegance is the key to the pool in the interior courtyard at 112 Glenwood.
The living room at 112 Glenwood looks out onto the pool and inner garden in this home by Allan Edwards. Listed with Bice & Associates.
Reminiscent of a grand hotel spa pool in Paris, this pool is just the start of the water play at this 14,000 square foot French Colonial home in Rivercrest, listed with John Daugherty Realtors.
An outdoor pool continues the water play at this 14,000 square foot French Colonial home in Rivercrest, listed with John Daugherty Realtors.
With splashes of soldierly Italian cypress and olive groves surrounding, this pool is right out of a Franco Zeffirelli fantasy. Listed with Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty.
This fab pool, listed with Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty, comes with a 27,000 square foot mansion, priced at just shy of $30 million.
The pool at 11611 Windy Lane in Bunker Hill is a beauty that reflects the grandeur of the house by Frankel Building Group, Custom Design Pools.
Graceful design, furnishings and landscaping combine for a masterful pool setting a 11611 Windy Lane.
Figurehead side fountains provide movement in this pool setting, design by Custom Design Pools, at 11611 Windy Lane.
The beauty of outdoor living comes to life at 5136 Huckleberry Circle in Tanglewood where the home and pool were built by Frankel Building Group and the firm's Avea Pools.
Another contemporary home by builder Allan Edwards where the pool is incorporated into an indoor/outdoor living scheme.
Another contemporary designer by builder Allan Edwards, who has a deft hand with outdoor/indoor living spaces with swimming pools.
Despite the oncoming season of high temps and sweltering humidity, Texans persevere, finding ways to incorporate outdoor living with indoor pleasures. Consider, for example, the trend of air-conditioning vents located to spew chilled air onto summer kitchens and covered patios. And then there is the chilling ambience of the swimming pool.
The pool seems to be the homeowner’s preferred answer to dealing with the heat and some examples are more exciting than others as builders today are incorporating the pool into an entire outdoor living plan. Herewith, we take a look at eight amazing Houston home swimming pools sure to whet your appetite for a making a splash in your neighborhood.
Frankel Building Group, working on a new build in the Museum District, created a stunning outdoor/indoor experience with glass walls that fold away invisibly.
“The biggest shift we have seen in outdoor living is that pools are now being custom built so that the style and design is seamless with the rest of the house,” says Scott Frankel. “When we build and design pools now we have to take the mindset they we are building an extension of the home.”
That would certainly be the case with the vast residence at 3 W. Rivercrest Drive, where Frankel helmed the design and construction of the house while Custom Design Pools did the pool. Reminiscent of brutalist architecture design, the house demands a pool that speaks to the heavy spacial volume and that was created by several pillars lifting segments of the roof above the pool area.
For many current homebuyers, less is more even when it comes to that major water feature, the swimming pool. Case in point is the house at 112 Glenwood, within a short stroll of Memorial Park, completed earlier this year. The sleek lines of the Allan Edwards-constructed home are echoed in the sophisticated swimming pool which doubles as a water feature with side fountain outlets. Rather than in the back of the lot, this pool welcomes guests just inside the front gate and provides panoramas from the living area window wall.
This pool and landscaping, by Outdoor Oasis, is the ultimate in tasteful simplicity. Listed with Paul Bice of Bice & Associates, the asking price is $4.25 million.
Sometimes, one pool is not enough. And that’s the story at 27 E. Rivercrest Drive, which boasts a glam indoor pool and an outdoor lap pool. With nine to 10 bedrooms, you just need that extra splash zone. The grand French Colonial style, 14,000 square foot house spreads across more than three and a half acres and is on the market with John Daugherty Realtors, Patricia Reed listing agent, for $4.999 million.
In the “we can dream, can’t we” category, there is the beyond magnificent pool on the storied estate at 100 Carnarvon. With its Italianate architecture and landscaping (think towering Italian cypress and banks of olive trees), this could be a scene from a lavish Franco Zeffirelli production. While this property, listed with Kellie Geitner at Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty for a cool $29.9 million might be out of reach, we can draw inspiration from the romantic design and stately landscaping.
Scroll through our photos and check out the variety of home swimming pools.