To Infinity and Beyond: The Swimming Pools of Southern California

The infinity-edge pools that accompanying these luxurious Southern California estates exemplify the rare combination of assured style and refreshing luxury. Few things in summer are more enticing than a dip in a dazzling swimming pool—jump in!

Golden Era Glamour, Updated

On a site carved out of a crest in the Hollywood Hills, this magnificent modern home is the work of celebrated architect Michael Mueller. It was designed specifically for sophisticated large-scale entertaining, with fluid spaces and sliding Fleetwood walls and doors creating an uninterrupted bond between indoors and out. Steppingstones lead out to a grassy lounging lawn beside the enticing infinity-edge pool, and nearby, a spiral stairway winds to a rooftop deck with a truly breathtaking full panorama.

Offered at: $28,000,000
Location: 1622 Viewmont Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90069
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Striking Contemporary with Panoramic Views

On a quiet cul-de-sac in the coveted “Bird Streets,” this impressive contemporary home greets the world with a striking silhouette. The crisp, clean interiors boast five bedrooms, six baths, a theater, and a gym. Fittingly for a Southern California home, the outdoor living and entertaining spaces are generous enough to host grand gatherings and include an eight-foot fire pit with built-in seating, alfresco dining areas, and an expansive infinity-edge pool and spa with jet fountains—all with an enviable panoramic view.

Offered at: $19,750,000
Location: 9380 Sierra Mar Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90069
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Sleek Hollywood Hills Home

Striking and serene, this five-bedroom, 9,997-square-foot home is filled with glorious light thanks to expansive floor-to-ceiling windows and disappearing glass doors. It enjoys unparalleled city and sunset views from its array of indoor and outdoor living areas. A one-of-a-kind infinity-edge swimming pool, perched on the home’s outer edge, is composed of glass on three sides, allowing swimmers to enjoy a view of the skyline from beneath the water’s surface.

Offered at: $22,700,000
Location: 8854 Thrasher Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90069
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The Barrington Residence

A true architectural achievement, this singular contemporary home consists of a series of cascading planes that unfold in a striking Z shape along a serene slope in Brentwood, creating a truly one-of-a-kind setting for Southern California living and entertaining. The home’s grassy rooftop affords a commanding view of the Getty Center, and on the eastern side, stairs descend through the landscaped hillside. Tucked amid the planes on the nearly one-acre lot are an alluring swimming pool and spa.

Offered at: $21,500,000
Location: 314 N. Barrington Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90049
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Tuscan-Inspired Villa in Montecito

Old World elegance meets modern comfort and convenience in this majestic five-bedroom estate in the exclusive community of Ortega Ridge. An alfresco grilling area and a dining arbor beside an outdoor fireplace are tucked between the magnificent main home and the inviting guesthouse. Overlooked by a wide balcony, covered and open-air stone terraces, and lush lawn, the inspiring infinity-edge pool and spa takes full advantage of views that encompass the Santa Ynez Mountains, dramatic sunsets, and the sea.

Offered at: $8,900,000
Location: 355 Ortega Ridge Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108
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Contemporary Luxury in Pacific Palisades

The line between indoors and out virtually disappears in this sleek, cheerful five-bedroom contemporary hideaway. The open-plan living spaces—which consist of fluid living, dining, and kitchen areas—give way seamlessly through a retractable wall of glass to a long, refreshing infinity pool and spa embraced by lush lawn, hidden by privacy hedges, and accompanied by a grilling area and an outdoor shower. The lower-level media and game room has a glass-walled wine room and a view into the pool.

Offered at: $7,000,000
Location: Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
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