Traverse City Record-Eagle

Real Estate News

February 21, 2012

Break Out the Speedos! See 10 Amazing Indoor Pools

- — 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.

1. Park City, UT - $49,500,000 (below)

5000 Royal St, Park City UT

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.

2. Greenwich, CT - $13,995,000 (below)

16 Hurlingham Drive, Greenwich CT

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.

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