House and internal pool

Making a splash: your guide to the prestigious pool Part 2


Like much in the world of the prestige home, a pool has often been designed to suit the needs and lifestyle of its previous owners or to fit the designer’s aesthetic. If you’re looking out for a specific pool style and need to brush up on your lingo, or you’re simply wanting inspiration to put your own mark on your next home, read on.


Architectural pool

Architecturally designed pool in internal courtyard

A more broad term to represent a certain style, if you’re interested in an architectural pool, you’ll be getting a pool designed by the architect of the home, and one that is fully integrated in the overall look and feel of the space. This kind of pool will be an extension of every other room in the house, and being totally custom, it will feel as much art as it will pool.

When in discussion with an architect designing a pool for your prestige home, you can discuss adding features like a raised panel within the middle of the pool to relax and unwind, a built-in pool bar or even an underwater tunnel.


Indoor pool

A truly magnificent indoor pool

 

Now, you’ll find most Australians won’t be taken by an indoor pool at first, but depending on where you are in the country, an indoor pool has its benefits. If you’re someone who feels the cold more, or you are interested in the convenience of simply walking through your house to get to your afternoon swim, this might be the one for you.

An indoor pool, like others can, of course, be temperature controlled, with a sunroof (and one that can open and close up depending on the weather). You can also find more of a spa-sauna feel with an indoor pool, the perfect accompaniment to an infra-red sauna followed by an ice plunge pool, all just steps away from one another.

 

 

It's a pool, with a house

Where the pool is the centre piece

Australians love some time by the pool. If you and your family are in swimmers more than your regular clothes, and your home enjoys excellent weather most of the year, you might be looking for a prestige home where the pool takes centre stage.

Think cabanas, an indoor-outdoor area that blends seamlessly, and all the features we’ve discussed across this blog series. For a water lover, you might be looking for a bit of everything, an infinity pool coupled with a spa and cold plunge pool, a full-size pool for laps and adults, and a kid-friendly, more shallow pool.

Don’t forget the added resort-style extras of a Baja shelf, potential in-pool bar and snack area, towel-warming cupboard and a guest changing house (and pool house where guests can even stay the night). The options are endless, but with a prestige home, the sky is often the limit when it comes to finding or creating your dream home.

There are great benefits to having a pool at home, and they are often a mainstay of the prestige property in Australia, and certainly on the Northern Gold Coast. Check out some inspiration photos in this blog, and keep them in mind for your next viewing. As always, the right pool and home combination will come down to your lifestyle, preferences and eye for style.

 

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