According to a hotter than average forecast, summer in Texas will be a scorcher. With temperatures predicted to rarely dip below 90 degrees this summer, a home with a pool might be at the top of your non-negotiables. So we set out to find the most stunning properties with entertaining outdoor spaces on the market.
Infinity pools with lakefront views, glowing fire pits, lush landscaping and outdoor areas made for large celebrations are what we are daydreaming about this month. Lounge poolside with friends and then take a sunset cruise through the lake. Or enjoy afternoon lunch outside on a French Riviera reminiscent patio. If you’re looking for a resort-style summer home, we found five with stunning terraces and must-have water amenities.
From Tanglewood to The Woodlands, various floor plans, bedrooms, bathrooms, and even backyard landscaping spark the question, “Are we still in Houston?”
5314 Doliver Drive Houston, Texas, 77056
Custom-designed by luxury home builder Iraj Taghi, this Tanglewood gem boasts 4 bedrooms and 5 full bathrooms among 8,088-Square-feet. Upon entering the two-story foyer, you’ll spot a temperature-controlled wine cellar which holds up to 500 bottles. The kitchen is adorned with multiple chandeliers, custom cabinetry, and every chef’s favorite amenity: SubZero, Viking, Wolf and Asko appliances. Retreat to the owner’s suite where you can relax in the sitting area and balcony or destress in the primary bath’s soaking tub. Host an afternoon lunch outside under the beamed loggia, accented with lanterns across the backyard walkways.
5324 Palm Royale Boulevard Sugar Land, Texas, 77479
Please don’t wait for an invite to the latest Gatsby-style soiree because you’ll want to host it yourself. This 19,000-square-foot palace on Palm Royale Boulevard is designed with nothing short of premium luxury and exquisite style. A home so grand, we must first rave over the outside. Enter the front gates and arrive at the columned and covered porte-cochere, the first sign of the jaw-dropping luxury to follow. The chandelier-adorned walk up leads to an arched double door that opens to a grand foyer with a rotunda ceiling and a Tiffany-style glass-domed accent. The ceiling has a mural of the sky, which is obviously there because this has to be a dream. What follows is, honestly, more stunning than can be described. From large formal gathering rooms to a Grecian style primary bathroom and backyard pool area with flaming corner fixtures. This home begs for large celebrations.
32 Tahoe Shores Court Kingwood, Tx 77346
Nestled in the “Livable Forest” of Kingwood is this 5-bedroom, 4-bathroom estate which backs up to Lake Houston and undeveloped, protected wooded islands. Large windows throughout the European-styled home give serene views of the sprawling backyard, including a breathtaking pool, gazebo, and a boathouse. The entertaining backyard space is a true oasis with a travertine-tiled pool area, surrounded by five gas fire pits that provide the perfect warmth and glow for an evening swim. Inside, a sunken living room offers a quaint and intimate setting for catching up with friends, reading by the fire, or just taking in the views of the forest. The primary bedroom boasts a fireplace as the focal point, crown molding, hardwood floors, a sitting area, and shutters for windows surrounding the room.
88 W Grand Regency Circle The Woodlands, Tx 77382
This Woodlands estate has everything from covered terraces, balconies, and a sprawling outdoor entertaining space among ten bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, and two apartments-yes, apartments. Though you may not be in the market for two flats, it couldn’t hurt to have them if your college grad needs a place to crash while they get on their feet. The French European-style home is filled with spectacular architectural detail; such as Corinthian-style pillars on three stories of balconies, marble surrounded tubs and vaulted ceilings. The primary bedroom has his/her showers, a jacuzzi tub, and an exercise/spa room with a private salon. There’s a gentleman’s library with a private elevator to the second-floor executive office, which houses an assistant’s office and workroom. Are you a fan of old Hollywood classics? Catch your favorite blockbuster in the home’s theater, built with a movie projector, cozy chairs, and old Hollywood glamor. Spend a day by the resort-style pool area surrounded by lush landscaping and plenty of space for a large gathering.
2 W Isle Pl The Woodlands, Texas, 77381
The estate on W. Isle Place is all about sunny days spent by the water. Lounge by the pool by day and catch the sunset on a relaxing boat ride in the evening. A gated entry leads to a circular driveway and a home with five bedrooms and six full bathrooms. The extensive outdoor areas of the home include a private dock, bench seating, an infinity pool with a spa, and a fire pit. There’s also a summer kitchen for entertaining, making spending your days outside a no-brainer. Inside you’ll find high Venetian ceilings, Italian chandeliers, Travertine floors, and a primary bedroom with breathtaking views of Lake Woodlands. All five primary bedrooms include en-suite baths, marble floors, and luxurious décor and lighting. The family will enjoy a media and game room, an elevator, and a library.