Real Estate

23 Epic Pools for Sale Right Now in Greater Washington

They come with houses.

When it gets this hot, the search for liquid reprieve is on (and no, I’m not talking bottomless mojiitos). Maybe you are lucky and have a friend in an apartment building with a rooftop pool–or better yet, can take a dip in a relative’s backyard basin. Perhaps you prefer to go low-tech with a six-pack, a hose, and an inflatable kiddie pool. And if you are willing to shell out the cash for a day pass at a hotel or public pool there are always plenty of options–just be prepared to fight for lounge chairs. Unless of course, you live in Philadelphia, in which case you may opt to make do with a Dumpster.

But for some lucky people, the solution to the heat lies right in their backyards. Sparkling, refreshing, beckoning. Here are 23 epic pools for sale in the Washington area right now. Ignore the price tags and daydream away. You can always take a cold shower later.

1) Nestled in Rock Creek Park, this Tudor style home’s shady pool has custom stonework and includes a diving board and hot tub.

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1850 Redwood Terrace NW, 20012 $1,950,000 See the full listing here.

2) The “Z House” in McLean has a sophisticated pool in which you can swim right up to the living room. It doesn’t look too shabby illuminated at night either.

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6912 Benjamin St., McLean, 22101 $4,950,000 See the full listing here.

3) This Potomac pool is all about the natural rock detailing, with a custom fountain styled like a creek cascading into its shallows.

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12512 Palatine Ct., Potomac, 20854 $1,895,000 See the full listing here.

4) The Edward Jennings Lee House, a Georgian build in Old Town, features a seductive emerald dipping pool. You had me at “walled courtyard garden with wisteria-covered colonnade.”

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428 N. Washington St., Alexandria, 22314 $3,500,000 See the full listing here. Photo courtesy of MRIS.

5) A Tudor-style home in the heart of McLean features a multi-level backyard with a raised pool.

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412 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean, 22101 $3,995,000 See the full listing here.

6) A patio with a trellis, a shady dipping pool, and a location right in Dupont Circle.

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1310 21st St. NW, 20036 $1,995,000 See the full listing here.

7) Constructed in 1877 as a stable, the luxe back patio of this Capitol Hill abode recalls the hidden gardens of New Orleans…with a serene pool for added measure.

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111 10th St. SE, 20003 $2,300,000 See full listing here.

8) This Woodridge home near Barnard Hill Park has a flashy rooftop pool, ideal for cooling off during the dog days of summer.

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2010 Upshur St. NE, 20018 $749,000 See the full listing here.

9) An Italian-inspired villa pool graces this Ballantrae Farms Estate property in McLean, with waters almost as aquamarine as the Mediterranean itself.

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1173 Dolley Madison Blvd., McLean, 22101 $5,700,000 See the full listing here.

10) This stately Kalorama mansion sits on a quarter acre and includes a secluded pool with a Moroccan-inspired cabana.

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2425 Tracy Pl. NW, 20008 $6,995,000 See the full listing here.

11) This private-gated limestone Beaux Arts estate built in 1927 sits on over an acre, for Gatsby-style entertaining in your custom pool fountain.

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2850 Woodland Dr. NW, 20008 $12,000,000 See the full listing here.

12) A Palisades home with a long pool for laps, a stonework patio, and a wood deck nearby for extra entertaining space.

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4608 Kenmore Dr., NW, 20007 $2,198,000 See the full listing here.

13) An Alexandria one-acre estate includes a custom pool and patio, with a brick fireplace for wintertime outdoor entertaining.

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9300 Old Mount Vernon Rd., Alexandria, 22309 $1,275,000 See the full listing here.

14) An Italian estate surrounded by Battery Kemble Park in Kent with a large main pool and a separate spa patio with a hot tub.

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3035 Chain Bridge Rd. NW, 20016 $6,200,000 See the full listing here.

15) This custom infinity pool actually cascades down to a second level and comes complete with a two-story poolside cabana (shown below).

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3101 Chain Bridge Rd. NW, 20016 $7,895,000 See the full listing here.

16) This Berkley beauty features a heated saltwater pool in its charming backyard retreat.

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2170 Dunmore Ln. NW, 20007 $4,995,000 See the full listing here.

17) Take a swim while overlooking your own 300-foot dock and taking in sweeping views of the Potomac in this riverfront home just south of Alexandria.

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5205 Burke Dr., Alexandria, 22309 $1,995,000 See the full listing here.

18) A serene Georgetown retreat features sliding doors that open up to your own private oasis.

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3245 N St. NW, Washington, 20007 $9,995,000 See the full listing here.

19) Dual pool houses flank a giant turquoise behemoth in Wesley Heights.

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4525 Klingle St. NW, 20016 $2,695,000 See the full listing here.

20) Another McLean home includes Japanese gardens, waterfalls, fountains, and lavish landscaping, creating an exotic lagoon retreat.

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1327 Windy Hill Rd., McLean, 22102 $2,699,000 See the full listing here.

21) An extravagant home in Woodland-Normanstone Terrace has a quiet garden dipping pool, with a fountain and spa nearby.

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2615 30th St. NW, 20008 $5,950,000 See the full listing here.

22) It would be easy to mistake this for a swimming pool. In fact, this $18 million Bethesda French country-style estate has a reflection pool.

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23) Just kidding. Here’s where you actually swim.

epic pools dc outdoor summer epic pool
5517 Pembroke Rd., Bethesda, 20817 $18,000,000 See the full listing here.

 

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Assistant Editor

Hayley is an Assistant Editor at Washingtonian Bride & Groom and Washingtonian. Previously she was the the Style Editor at The Local Palate, a Southern food culture magazine based out of Charleston, South Carolina. She currently resides in Bloomingdale. You can follow her on instagram @wandertaste.