Although spring has barely appeared, we already have pool weather on our minds. In anticipation of balmy afternoons and balmy nights just around the corner, take a look at these homes with chic backyard hideaways—with everything from an infinity pool and flowing fountains to turf fields and outdoor dining areas. You will stay cool at barbecues and pool parties.
An Oak Cliff oasis
A private, resort-style backyard awaits the owner of this three-bedroom property in Oak Cliff’s Stevens Park Village. The house, built in the 1930s, has been completely updated, including the dreamy outdoor space. Two decks, a sod garden and a heated or cooled pool come together to create a personal haven.
The veranda is divided into two sections. One is covered, with a fan for extra airflow. “It’s great for entertaining any time of year,” says listing agent Joanna Robben with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate. An open deck is located by the pool, creating a perfect place to sunbathe or watch the children play in the water. The 3,296-square-foot home, located near shops and restaurants in the Bishop Arts District, is listed for $1,375,000.
Entertainer’s paradise in Lake Highlands
This charming 2,350 square foot cabin in Lake Highlands has a gorgeous backyard to match. A dining area, cozy living room and seating surround the inviting pool. “The backyard has all the space to host both small and large gatherings,” says listing agent Kyle Brinkley with Brinkley Property Group.
When the sun goes down, the backyard really shines. The flower beds are highlighted with landscape lighting, and the fence boasts accent lighting that gives a warm glow. Listed for $949,000, the home flows seamlessly around the backyard — which you can enjoy even from the interior via floor-to-ceiling Pella windows. “Both the master suite and family room have doors that lead to the backyard overlooking the pool, as do the dining room and kitchen,” notes Brinkley. The three-bedroom home also offers an updated chef’s kitchen, vaulted ceilings and designer finishes.
Outdoor retreat in East Dallas
It’s not easy to find a Zen-like retreat in the middle of the busy city. But this 2,699-square-foot contemporary home near Casa Linda sits on nearly half an acre and backs up to a creek, creating the perfect place to relax. The site’s location offers a lush, tree-lined view as you splash in the sparkling pool. “It’s very calming there,” says listing agent Jeremy Whiteker with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate.
The landscaping, courtesy of Clint Horticulture, complements the modern lines of the home. The heated infinity pool and spa, for example, have a minimalist aesthetic with tech-savvy features. Operate the customizable lighting settings by tapping an app.
A large green area borders the pool and patio, making the garden an idyllic place for children and pets to play. And the large patio in the backyard is a perfect setup for an outdoor meal even before summer rolls around. The four-bedroom home, listed at $925,000, was built in 2014.