Whether classically detailed or minimal and modern, a fountain brings the serene sounds of water to any estate. At each of these six homes—from Palm Beach to Southern California—a fountain becomes an eye-catching element that turns an outdoor area into a peaceful, placid oasis.
Palm Beach’s Gemini
This ocean-to-Intracoastal paradise is unparalleled in its lushness, tranquility, and self-sufficiency. It boasts several discrete dwellings—a majestic 12-bedroom residence, two four-bedroom beachside cottages, the seven-bedroom Mango House, and a four-apartment guest or staff house—and glorious botanical gardens. The array of recreational amenities includes a PGA standard golf area, a tennis court, a half basketball court, a fitness center, a dock and pier on the lake, and a pool with fountains that can be varied according to the desired mood.
Offered at: $137,500,000
Location: Manalapan, FL 33462
Old World Elegance in Southern California
Located in the prestigious enclave of the Spanish Hills Country Club, this majestic new 9,250-square-foot residence was created with unparalleled attention to time-honored design and offers six bedroom suites, stunning formal entertaining spaces indoors and out, a home theater, a gym, a billiards room, and a spacious professional-caliber kitchen. It exemplifies Old World luxury with its soaring ceilings, Venetian columns and sculptures, ornate decorative ironwork, and a grand entry courtyard with a classical fountain.
Offered at: $3,988,000
Location: 1860 Via Aracena, Camarillo, CA 93010
Artful Greenwich Manor
Designed in 2013 by award-winning architect Dinyar Wadia, the 18,000-square-foot estate known as Amarpali combines stylistic inspirations from the French countryside, elegant American classicism, and a host of modern comforts and amenities. European-inspired gardens, swaths of emerald lawn, colorful flowering plants, and alfresco entertaining spaces—among them a sunny patio with a fireplace and a soothing fountain—surround the home, which is sited on three secluded acres not far from downtown Greenwich.
Offered at: $29,500,000
Location: 471 Lake Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830
Old World–Inspired Manor in Montecito
Exemplifying the majesty of classical European style, this 9,430-square-foot Mediterranean manor combines timeless refinement with modern comforts and conveniences. The estate occupies nearly three manicured acres with a dramatic mountain backdrop and features an alluring swimming pool, a hidden spa, and a unique configuration of terraces. Introduced by grand entry gates, a winding palm-lined drive, and a stately, meticulously landscaped motor court with a fountain, it is the perfect turnkey venue for sophisticated but relaxed living and entertaining.
Offered at: $11,999,999
Location: 2733 Sycamore Canyon Road, Montecito, CA 93108
Timeless Greenwich Charm
Thoughtfully restored and renovated, this delightful Greenwich carriage house enjoys an enviable location in a private enclave with a shared deepwater dock and picnic area on Long Island Sound. Highlights include living and dining rooms, a library, a family room, a gourmet kitchen, a sun-filled breakfast room, a spacious master suite, three guest bedrooms, a gym, and a four-car garage. Handsome bluestone terraces, glorious gardens, and a dramatic fountain enveloped by manicured lawn and specimen trees create an idyllic backdrop for entertaining.
Offered at: $4,995,000
Location: 147 Byram Shore Road, Greenwich, CT 06830
Regal Style and Mountain Views in Albuquerque
In a desirable neighborhood in the northeastern heights of Albuquerque, this light-filled Territorial-style home designed by Claudio Vigil features an ideal floor plan that encompasses formal living and dining rooms, a spacious open kitchen and family room, a master suite with a luxurious bath and a fitness room or study, three guest bedrooms, a self-contained guesthouse, and a four-car garage. The handsome brick-paved rear courtyard enjoys a spectacular view of the Sandia Mountains and includes a striking tiled fountain.
Offered at: $1,100,000
Location: 12104 Modesto Aveune NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122