- — When it comes to over-the-top real estate amenities, having your own yoga studio, football field, or heliport can earn you some pretty serious bragging rights among your friends. Mention "indoor swimming pool" and your friends will love you even more.
Perhaps the image that springs to mind is a warm, enticing space where a deep blue body of water can satisfy the need to swim a few laps, or simply serves as a place to relax -- without ever leaving your home.
Found in homes for sale from $49 million all the way down to a few million, these magnificent pools in these magnificent homes offer a little of both: Great places for R&R or getting in some cardio.
But please, let's not think about the water bill.
Tucked away in Utah's ski haven of Upper Deer Valley on nearly 60 acres is the ultra-private Huntsman estate belonging to Jon Huntsman, Sr. (father of former Republican presidential nominee Jon Huntsman, Jr). The 20,000-square foot home, which is on the Park City real estate market, was built in 1989 out of reclaimed logs from the forest surrounding Yellowstone Park. It features 12 bedrooms, 16 bathrooms, a dining room that seats 20, not to mention a gym, library, 2-car garage and massive, lodge-like indoor pool.
With median home values in Greenwich currently $1,134,500, it's no surprise that this property on the Greenwich real estate market is loaded with over-the-top homes similar to this one, which features a stone-rimmed indoor pool and spa. Set off by an informal gathering room, the spectacular 2-story glass-and-timber garden atrium creates a resort-like setting and captures the picturesque view of Converse Lake from its tiered terraces.
Boasting over 23,000 square feet of living space, this extraordinary and extra-large estate on the Telluride real estate market is in a league of its own. Not only does this 7-bedroom, 10.5-bath chalet have its own AMF bowling alley, 2-lane indoor commercial shooting range, golf fairway and putting green with bunker and a 7-person hot tub, but it also features a 75-foot indoor pool.
4. Telluride, CO - $18,500,000 (below)
Here's another Telluride estate, but this one is a contemporary situated on over an acre with prime ski-in/ski-out access. The brand-new lodge includes 6 bedrooms, 10.5 baths as well as a home theater, wine cellar, and ski locker room. The unique indoor pool wing features a hot tub, dry sauna, steam shower and mountain views through the walls that retract.
5. Mercer Island, WA - $15,500,000 (below)
This sprawling Northwest estate that is part of the Mercer Island real estate market sits on over 5 acres and is surrounded with organic orchards, rare fruit and nut trees. It took 16 years to finish and, according to the home's listing description, the pool area alone took five years to build. It features Japanese Shinzuka trusses and a copper exterior roof.
One of the most extraordinary town homes in the Chelsea neighborhood, this 5-floor private oasis features a rare and no longer permitted 26-foot long indoor swimming pool with a swing. And if that's not enough, the home also has a sauna, hot tub, rooftop sun deck and a 16-foot-high solarium sanctuary.
The 14,586-square foot Grants Pass estate includes a long list of luxury amenities but the indoor "cave" pool has to be the most notable. The attention to detail is hard to miss and puts the additional 100,000-gallon outdoor pool with slide, waterfall and spa to shame.
151 Haggetts Pond Rd, Andover MA (below)
If you're wondering what $6.5 million gets you in Massachusetts real estate, take a quick peek at this 20,000-square-foot family home. Despite the home's custom cherry and mahogany built-ins throughout, this pad is as far from traditional as possible, boasting 9 bedrooms, 9.5 bathrooms, a full-size basketball court, bowling alley, theater, arcade, putting green and an indoor pool atrium equipped with a waterslide and a bar.
9. Park City, UT - $6,595,000 (below)
The listing description says it all: "Imagine every detail you would expect from the highest caliber home -- those are all here plus more." Inside the home's nearly 16,000-square foot interior you'll find some extremely unique features including a golf simulator, sports bar with 4 TVs, a pizza oven and heated porches. More importantly, the luxury ski chalet also boasts a stunning indoor pool overlooking 10 acres of mountainside vistas.
10. Atlanta, GA - $3,900,000 (below)
This contemporary Atlanta home for sale takes the definition of luxury master suite to the next level. Though most master bedrooms may feature a swanky bathroom and walk-in closet, this custom estate has an exercise room and state of the art indoor lap pool as well.