Posted on 24 May
With Memorial Day serving as the unofficial kickoff to summer, we've got pool parties on our minds. From a classic Julius Shulman-photographed swimming pool at a mid-century post-and-beam in Fryman Canyon to a zero-edge infinity in Malibu that appears to stretch right into the Pacific, these five homes offer the perfect pools for swimming, sipping, and sunbathing your way through L.A.'s hottest season.
Once captured by renowned architecture photographer Julius Shulman, the swimming pool at this mid-century post-and-beam home is perfectly positioned to catch the sun's rays all day long—a rarity in Fryman Canyon. An expansive outdoor wood burning fireplace is the perfect spot to cozy up after a twilight swim, and the home's expansive walls of glass bring the pool's warm evening glow to the forefront of the living experience.
The pool at this newly-constructed Tuscan Villa in Malibu is so phenomenal, it gives the ocean a run for its money. Perched above Zuma Beach and situated on its own bluff, the incredible zero-edge infinity pool and spa look like a natural extension of the Pacific. With views stretching up and down the coast and spectacular sunsets every night, you couldn't dream of a more picturesque spot for practicing your breaststroke.
Showcasing ample sun-drenched grounds and striking water features, the zero-edge infinity pool and cabana at this magnificent contemporary abode are all seamlessly integrated with the home's voluminous interiors through Fleetwood pocket doors, making for an effortless transition between afternoon barbecues and elegant soirees. The pool's unique underwater window, visible above the indoor bar, is perfect for mermaid watching.
If you've ever wanted to know what it's like to float above the lights of L.A., take a plunge in the pool at this Hollywood Hills contemporary and you'll get pretty close. Designed by world-renowned architect Irving Phillips, the residence offers some of the most expensive views in the city, with the zero-edge infinity pool and spa, surrounded by terraces, decks, and water features, offering some of the best in-house.
Perched atop a secluded canyon in Beverly Hills with sweeping views, this newly-constructed Italian Villa feels worlds away from Los Angeles. Expansive terraces and picturesque staircases flow seamlessly from one to the next, culminating in a sprawling infinity-edge pool and spa built right into the hillside—giving the illusion the water is literally spilling over the edge.