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Poolside Paradise at Home

Imagine the perfect summer day relaxing poolside in pure Caribbean-style luxury.  It may seem like a distant dream, but it’s not that far off for these local residences with resort-like pools and summertime amenities, the best part being that it’s all right at home.

Here are five homes on the market where every day is a paradise escape upon stepping through the back door.  Whether it’s the serenity of a waterfall, spa amenities amidst a European-inspired villa, luxurious fountains or infinity pools built into the beautiful Litchfield Hills landscape overlooking breathtaking views, every one of these homes is its own private vacation resort.

33 Mount Holly Drive— Rye, NY

It’s hard to believe this one-of-a-kind home is in Rye, NY.  Located just a few minutes from downtown, as well as nearby beach and country clubs, the island-like property offers its residents everything they need and more.  Peace and tranquility radiate off this secluded home constructed as one with its natural surroundings to create a mystical ambiance.  It’s impossible not to become relaxed as you wander its nearly 2 acres of landscaped land, the highlight most definitely being the pool that rests seamlessly among a custom-made waterfall and outdoor tiki-bar atmosphere.

175 Carter Road—Kent, CT

Regally situated atop over 100 acres of property, rests this Tuscan-inspired private estate overlooking stunning views of Litchfield County.  The complex is spacious and designed for relaxation and rejuvenation—which is quite probable given its saline infinity-edge pool and pool house that neighbor vineyards, terraces and delicate gardens.  Grab a raft and a good book and float in the pure beauty of Kent at the only spot where the earth perfectly meets the sky.

20 Sarosca Farm Lane— Purchase, NY

Set at the end of a private lane on nearly 3 acres of grounds, this newly restored 1917 English Manor home will take you back in time and to a seemingly far-off place with all the modern comforts of home.  Enjoy the ultimate refreshing day resting on lounge chairs surrounding a heated gunite pool complete with spa features and fountains on an expansive bluestone terrace.  There’s no need to book a spa retreat when you live at this extraordinary New York residence.

33 Ore Hill Road—Kent, CT

High atop 50 acres of private grounds encompassed by protected land and distant mountain views lies the ideal country estate with cutting-edge amenities and an undeniably relaxing atmosphere.  Both the house and outbuildings are constructed with master precision and care, defining a one-of-a-kind Litchfield County property.  The in-ground infinity pool, built flawlessly on the edge of its hilltop location, brings luxury resort style to the comfort of your own home.  Drift away in this paradise built on the edge of perfection.

75 Bluff Avenue—Norwalk, CT

Residents are spoiled for choice at this year-round private island residence.  Surrounded by the lovely shores of Norwalk, this spectacular water-locked property makes it hard to believe you are still in Connecticut.  Whether it is a dip in the in-ground infinity pool built along the water’s edge or an afternoon swim off the sandy coast of the home’s beachfront land, options for cooling down on a hot summer’s day are just around every corner.  Travel no further than your own backyard at this poolside paradise right at home.

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