These Chicago-area properties on the market now all feature one element that evokes immediate thoughts of vacation: the pool. After a year at home, the residential pool industry is experiencing historic growth.
From sprawling in-ground designs to efficient lap pools to a private indoor recreation center, these homes let you enjoy the sparkling waters of your own personal swimming hole all year round.
532 Brierhill Rd., Deerfield, $1,899,000
This six-bedroom, Prairie-style home has a large indoor pool with a 60-foot lap lane, spa, and attachments for volleyball and basketball. Plus, the home’s interior is filled with interesting details, like dentil moldings and mosaic trim. The chef’s kitchen and breakfast room looks over landscaped grounds and a golf course. The two-story family room has a built-in freshwater aquarium and a floor-to-ceiling slate fireplace.
23675 W. Chardon Rd., Grayslake, $2,500,000
This 6,000-square-foot private home on a 30-acre private estate was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright’s son Lloyd Wright. A number of the bedrooms have direct access to the in-ground pool. Then, there’s no shortage of entertainment inside, as the house includes a wet bar, an indoor gun range and a tennis court. There is also much here for the nature lover: a pond, a greenhouse and landscaping that includes lovely water features.
395 N. Green Bay Rd., Lake Forest, $5,500,000
The Two Gables estate sits at the end of a winding tree-lined driveway on seven-and-a-half acres of grounds. The seven-bedroom home is updated but maintains its historic charm. The views from the oversize pool, spa and cabana make you feel like you’re in the countryside. It’s an easy trip to Market Square and the lake.
520 N. Armour St., Chicago, $4,500,000
A triple-lot in the city? Yes, please. This five-bedroom, 10,000-square-foot home is modern in style, with soaring ceilings. The landscaped outdoor space is designed around a private lap pool and also includes a hot tub, putting green and outdoor dining area. Inside, there’s more fun to be had, with a fitness center, theater, and an indoor driving range.
611 E. Woodland Rd., Lake Forest, $5,300,000
This eight-bedroom property was designed in 1929 by noted architect Edwin Hill Clark. Sitting on 2 acres, the grounds feature a south-facing lawn, terraces, and large pool, with built-in umbrellas that create a real staycation vibe. Other resort-like elements include a sport court, wine cellar and fitness center. Outdoor entertaining features abound: a gas fire table and fire bowls, a large firepit, and of course a substantial playground for the kids.
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