Mid-afternoon in Southern California means lounging by the blue waters of a swimming pool to gather strength for another night out. Summers can be dry and hot with temperatures pushing past a hundred degrees numerous times. The best cure for beating the stinging heat is slipping into the silken waters of a luxurious pool.
These properties have the goods when it comes to being ready and well stocked for pool season.
So, let's don bathing suits and raise an umbrella drink to the glory of the SoCal pool life.
The Water's Edge Above San Diego
This Mediterranean-inspired estate used to be home to a female world number one tennis pro. It's wood covered patio leads to waterfall grottos that flow into an infinity edge pool that looks out on views of Rancho Santa Fe and the San Dieguito River Valley.
Infinity edge pools trick the eye into thinking that water has no boundaries. Standing inside the pool and looking west, a swimmer would have the illusion of the water blending seamlessly with the pale blue sky.
This pool would be the perfect 19th hole after a day spent swinging clubs on the Crosby Golf Club course.
Splash Around In Sheryl Crow's Former Pad
Sheryl Crow relisted her three-home spread this year. Consisting of a Spanish Revival style house, a craftsman's home, and a cozy cottage, this LA compound could rock any size party.
Take the winding pathways between properties, past the tepee, to a pleasant infinity pool with plenty of comfy lounge chairs and shady spots to kick back.
The pool was designed by Jonny Appleseed Landscaping who brings 25 years of garden and pool making experience to craft an outdoor oasis that considers the wind, weather, sun, and style as all part of the design.
A Blend of Water and Concrete Becomes a Work of Art
This modern Rancho Santa Fe estate melds the indoors and outdoors with wet and dry spaces in an architectural pattern that is both artful and soothing.
Blue tiles blur the water's edge that jigsaws through the palatial patio space, running at one point under a shady portico and in other spots reflecting the passing clouds in the open sky above.
While this massive pool begs the owner to invite many guests, a smaller plunge pool nearby offers a peaceful place for quiet introspection or more intimate gatherings.
Open Space and Clean White Lines Lead to This Pool
This tropical Encino home features fine architecture on a green lot with a huge pool in the backyard.
Swim laps in the big pool before recovering in the connected whirlpool spa. A great expanse of space bordered by tall trees, this gleaming place belongs to those hearty souls wanting to swim freely, breath deeply, and enjoy the feel of cool water on their backs and soft grass between their toes.