Renowned as “the Venice of America,” Fort Lauderdale provides the luxurious, resort-style lifestyle South Florida is known for. Many estates for sale in Fort Lauderdale are situated on the water’s edge along finger isles and complex canal networks weaving throughout the city. Plus, many Fort Lauderdale homes are equipped with an extravagant pool, completing the resort-style experience for residents.
Let’s take a tour of some of the most unique pools in the city, from lagoons with grottos to sleek dark bottom pools, all of which are situated just feet from a sparkling waterway.
Eclectic Home With Extravagant Lagoon-Style Pool
5 Bedrooms | 5.1 Bathrooms | 5,687 Square Feet
This unique five-bedroom residence is a Spanish Eclectic masterwork originally built circa 1927 as the home of prominent businessman and bridge builder Hugh C. Quinn. The owners did a million-dollar-plus renovation in 1988 and created this magnificent outdoor oasis made possible by architect Mario Cartaya of Cartaya & Associates, Peter King as the Architectural Ceramic Artist, and Ed Huber of Waterfall Pools, Inc. The sprawling grounds are a botanical oasis brimming with lush palms, oak trees, anthuriums, ferns, orchids, and other tropical plant varieties. Centered on a spectacular lagoon-style, 120,000-gallon heated pool, the sensational outdoor entertainment space features seven waterfalls, a large spillover spa, a swim-up tiki bar, a slide, a 2,500+/- gallon saltwater aquarium, grottos, and bridges. Plus, the outdoor space is equipped with a summer kitchen, an outdoor sound system, a dockside terrace, a garden area, and LED lighting throughout to enhance the home’s entertainment element.
Circular Waterside Pool on Prime Lot
4 Bedrooms | 4.1 Bathrooms | 5,034 Square Feet
This luxury estate is situated in Bay Colony, an exclusive enclave of 108 custom waterfront estates. One of only two guard-gated communities in Fort Lauderdale, this picturesque community is surrounded by wide, deep canals without fixed bridges, making direct ocean access convenient for yachting and boating residents. This estate is equipped with a superb waterside pool in a rare circular shape, complete with a waterslide. The property can be reimagined in its existing structure or used as a prime lot to house a brand new custom residence for resort-style living or as an investment property.
Mid-Century Modern Gem With Pebble Tec Pool
3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | 2,100 Square Feet
Beautifully fitting into its lush landscape in the quiet charm of Victoria Park, this authentic mid-century modern gem has been artfully renovated to today’s standards while remaining true to the original design, a testament to its timeless appeal and practicality. This is a valued price home situated on a spacious 10,000-square-foot lot. It features a resort-style entertainment area, complete with a pergola over the dining area, lush landscaping, a Pebble Tec pool, marble pavers, outdoor speakers, and artificial turf.
Classic Home With a Beautiful Blue-Accented Pool
6 Bedrooms | 6.2 Bathrooms | 5,967 Square Feet
Situated in the desirable Rio Vista Isles neighborhood, this custom-built architect-designed estate gives a fresh take on classic style in airy, openly flowing interiors that link with the outdoor living space in an ideal layout for entertaining. In the sizeable family room served by a professional-style bar, waterside glass doors open to the entertainment loggia with a summer kitchen. The large pool features spouting fountains and multiple sun shelf spaces outfitted in a brilliant blue hue.
Elegant Home With Dark Bottom Pool
3 Bedrooms | 3.1 Bathrooms | 3,713 Square Feet
This casually elegant residence is situated in Sunrise Key, a private gated island community surrounded by Fort Lauderdale’s grand canals and Middle River, near the confluence with the Intracoastal Waterway. Extending to the full-service ipe wood dock, the fenced and gated waterfront grounds provide a luxurious outdoor entertainment space with tiered terraces. The uniquely shaped dark bottom pool features interesting design elements, including a waterfall spa overlooking the waterway. The spa has two remote-controlled gas fire pots that create dramatic ambiance for night-time entertainment by the pool or dock.
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