This is The Listings, a monthly rundown (with pictures!) of some of the most over-the-top properties currently on sale in or about this fair(ish) city. This month, we take a closer look at five dwellings with the most covetable summertime amenity of them all: a pool.
1932 N Burling St
Basics: 6 bedrooms, 7 full baths, 25,000 square feet
The pool: The Romanesque “reflecting” pool in the backyard is technically decorative. But guess what? When you own the pool, you decide the use case.
Notable features: Steam room and shower, gardens, fountains, wine cellar, cathedral ceilings, wet bar, park views, too many fireplaces to count on one hand, enough marble to open a quarry.
The Hidden Ponds Estate, 7 Fox Hunt Road
Basics: 8 bedrooms, 9 baths, 30,000 square feet
The pool: A lappable outdoor heated pool with adjoining jacuzzi and a small waterfall feature. The 70-acre property also has a series of hidden ponds (hence the name) and a lake out front.
Notable features: Bear with us. In no particular order, the residence includes a game room, regulation basketball court, a full-size English pub, wine cellar, solarium, theater, gym, massage room, three overgrown golf greens and tee boxes, multi-car exhibition garage and whatever the hell a “Gentleman’s Library” is.
2700 Point Lane
Basics: 9 bedrooms, 15 baths, 56,000 square feet
The pool: A lazy river-style infinity with a grassy grotto in its center reachable by footbridge.
Notable features: That number 23 emblazoned on the wrought-iron entrance gate is not a coincidence: this is the house six-time world champion Michael Jordan built. And its amenities are an ode to Michael’s peccadilloes and predilections: Humidor. Basketball court. Tennis court. Poker tables. The gym where Jordan and his teammates used to hold morning workouts. As the listing says, “it’s a trophy in its own right.”
2633 Hermitage Ave, Penthouse 1
Basics: 5 bedrooms, 5 baths, 5,200 square feet
The pool: This penthouse unit is the crown jewel of a new luxury living complex in Lincoln Park that boasts a one-acre outdoor common area with a medium-sized pool and plenty of cabanas and lounges.
Notable features: Custom kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances, nearly 1,500 square feet of private outdoor space (including a rooftop greenhouse), free-standing bath tub.
275 Sussex Lane
Basics: 8 bedrooms, 8 full baths, 13,814 square feet
The pool: A long, lush centerpiece of a lap pool that recalls Beverly Hills’ finest. There’s also a matching large-format jacuzzi a few steps away.
Notable features: Built in 1915 for the heiress to the Morton Salt throne by architect David Adler, the home’s custom marble finishes and 24-karat gold bathroom furnishings are straight out of Gatsby’s Jazz Age. Plus: a tennis court, sauna and two acres of exquisitely manicured gardens and lawns.