On the Market: Making A Splash

With the sunny summer just around the corner, consider a home with a pool to dip into when you can’t beat the heat. These five show-stopping homes have pools with water as blue as the sky above. So, are you ready to take the dive?

Slip ’N’ Slide

(115 Old Well Lane, Kirbyville)

Horsing around is encouraged at this playful paradise situated on a 30-acre equestrian estate. The home has a sparkling turquoise pool surrounded by an entertainer’s dream. Two second-story decks overlook the fun below, and guests in the splash zone can stay cool under a covered poolside patio while kids—or adults; we won’t judge—slip down the curving slide or splash in the natural rock waterfall. The outside amenities jump to new heights at the property’s working horse ranch, which includes a stable and riding arena. But the fun doesn’t stop there. The six-bedroom, seven-bathroom home’s interior includes a game room, indoor sports gymnasium and fitness room. For more information call 417-334-5433

Waterside Wonderland

(2000 Beau Drive, Carthage)

Indulge your countryside fantasies while exploring all the charming corners of this French country home. The outdoor entertaining space includes multiple levels for guests to enjoy. A second-story deck overlooks the pool and mature landscaping. A sunken outdoor kitchen is the perfect space for grilling up a poolside meal and is adjacent to a full bathroom exclusively for the outdoor space. Escape the heat in a tucked away seating space under romantic vines, and on chillier nights, cuddle up in front of the outdoor fireplace. Inside, the four-bedroom, six-bathroom has the same charm with all of the luxurious amenities, especially in the finished basement, which includes a full second kitchen, a climate-controlled wine cellar and a media room. For more information call 417-825-3510.

Levels of Luxury

(761 S. Hickory Terrace, Springfield)

Opulence is the name of the game at this Pearson Pointe home, which has five bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms. If you can manage to tear yourself away from the breathtaking finishes indoors, head to the backyard where the home opens up. Two stories and several terraces allow for maximum entertaining. Dip into the whirlpool spa, then slide into the pool and swim over to the overflow waterfall or take a swing on the three-hole executive golf course. If you’re not equipped to take a dip, head up to the covered porch and grab a bite at the built-in grilling station, meander down to the fire pit, or unwind at one of the several seating spaces situated poolside. For more information call 417-447-2782.

Poolside Privacy 

(4515 E. Kensington St., Springfield)

Escape from it all on your own private estate on more than 20 acres. The Georgian-style home is beautifully finished with six bedrooms and seven bathrooms, but the real jaw-droppers are the outside amenities, which take advantage of the property’s massive acreage. Drift serenely in the stately pool and maximize your outdoor time on warm spring nights by whipping up a meal at the poolside outdoor kitchen. If you’re looking to be a little more active, gallop over to the horse barn and outdoor riding arena, get your fingers dirty in the expansive garden with a garden shed or cast a line into the one-acre fishing pond. Call 417-883-3000 for more information.

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