Bust out the sunblock! We’re going to dive into a home with the most epic pool we’ve ever seen—a Texas lake house with a million-dollar pool. The home with its own private water park splashed its way to the top of the most popular homes this week on realtor.com®.
And it’s a sight to behold: The lazy river features islands, a pair of hammocks swinging in the breeze, and a waterfall at the center of it all. All of the aquatic elements blend together to create an elaborate water park unlike any we’ve ever seen. Who doesn’t need an oasis these days?
And it wasn’t the only jaw-dropping house on this week’s list. There’s a brand-new, custom-built masterpiece in Virginia inspired by an art gallery, a contemporary oceanfront estate in Rhode Island, and a recently completed Beverly Hills, CA, mansion with an underground gallery for displaying your multimillion-dollar car collection.
These properties are a departure from the historic homes that usually comprise the lion’s share of the top 10. We applaud your determination in finding click-worthy properties from every era.
In the meantime, we’ll dream of floating on a raft while soaking up some rays. We’ll even hold your drink while you scroll on. That’s what friends are for!
Why it’s here: Well-maintained and filled with the perfect mix of throwback details and modern upgrades, this brick Tudor from 1927 truly delivers. Refinished hardwood floors run throughout the five-bedroom home, and the newly remodeled kitchen is a chef’s dream. The bathrooms feature vintage tile, and the home is filled with other period details, including arched doorways and wrought-iron detailing. Other highlights include a sun porch and a cedar closet in the attic.
Why it’s here: The red bricks have turned blue! Built in 1937, this blue-hued beauty called the Lion’s Den is adorned with custom wood shutters. The three-bedroom home was recently given a chic, top-to-bottom remodel with a sleek new kitchen, new bathrooms, and flooring. Sitting just a few feet from the water, the home offers plenty of room for outdoor entertaining.
Why it’s here: Built in 1922, this adorable three-bedroom bungalow has charm to spare. The home is move-in ready with hardwood floors and a lovely office space off the living room. Outside, there’s a patio for relaxing and a large side yard with room for the kids to play.
Why it’s here: Perched on a corner lot in a guard-gated community, this brand-new home is outfitted with the finest finishes. Measuring 12,000 square feet, the mansion comes with its own fitness studio, theater, bar, and underground car gallery with parking for six vehicles. Outside, there’s a pool, spa, entertaining and lounging areas, and a pool house with kitchenette.
Why it’s here: Built in 2010 and sitting on more than 4 acres, this three-bedroom “barndominium” has been recently remodeled. Whip up something delicious in the home’s gorgeous, well-appointed kitchen or just sit back on the front porch and take in all the fresh country air. There’s even a small shop you can use for work or play.
Why it’s here: Picture-perfect from the street and just blocks from the historic downtown, this home was built in 1940. The three-bedroom abode has been lovingly maintained as well as updated in all the right places. A new kitchen, bathrooms, hardwood floors, built-in shelves, and a screened porch combine to make this a truly special gem.
Why it’s here: Custom-built in the gated community of Wendy Acres, this five-bedroom modern farmhouse was completed in 2018. It’s loaded with luxe amenities, including a gunite pool with fountain and waterfall, backyard playground, and outdoor kitchen. The five-bedroom home boasts walls of windows and an open floor plan. The 5-acre property includes a 1,000-square-foot apartment and a 1,000-square-foot workshop.
Why it’s here: Virginia is for mod lovers! This ultramodern take on an English manor was completed this year and sits in one of Richmond’s historic neighborhoods. Inspired by the clean lines of a museum, this unique home has an elegant, minimalist kitchen; a “floating bridge” mezzanine office; polished concrete flooring; and even a hidden passage to the master suite. Guests will stop in their tracks when they see the glass entry vestibule, floating staircase, and Malm wood-burning fireplace.
Why it’s here: Built in 2016 on 2 oceanfront acres, this contemporary mansion named Sea Grace features 180-degree views of the Atlantic and New England coast. The five-bedroom, 12,000-square-foot residence was inspired by French manors and packs in all sorts of upscale upgrades. You can sit out on the terrace or by the infinity pool and soak in the spectacular ocean views, or retreat inside for elegant living on the grandest scale.
Why it’s here: Built in 2009, this lakefront home outside Houston features a far-out surprise: an elaborate water park estimated to have cost about $1 million to build. The highlight is the 225-foot-long lazy river, designed for maximum floating fun. Framed by palm trees, the 180,000-gallon saltwater pool is fully decked out with rock bridges, slides, and a beach-entry lagoon. There are also two islands, an oversize hot tub, waterfalls, and a fire pit. Built by noted pool builder Brad Stephens, the finished product was featured on HGTV’s “Cool Pools.”
Away from the water park, there’s also a boathouse and a warehouse with living quarters. The three-bedroom main house measures 4,500 square feet, making it an ideal space for gathering friends and family to soak up the summer sun.