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10 Stunning Pools and Grottos You Can Buy Around Philly

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Philly's public pools are open. And while the masses schlepp across town to one of Philly's abundant pools and splash pads in search for refuge from another balmy Philadelphia summer, the owners of these pieces of real estate have no farther to travel than their own backyard. Literally. Here's a map of 10 stunning très-private pools and spas on the market in and around Philly. Cheers to never having to reserve a day bed at North Shore ever again. Live the dream.



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1. BlackOak Estate

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137 Jaffrey Road
Malvern, PA 19355

This four-bedroom country estate in Malvern is listed for $3,950,000 and six fireplaces, original millwork, and of course, an unparalleled backyard oasis that features a covered bar w/pizza oven, outdoor fireplace and grill; a guest house wth full kitchen, dining & living area, bedroom & bath, and that pool.

2. Wyndmoor Estate on Coveted Street

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622 East Gravers Lane
Wyndmoor, PA 19038

Asking $2,950,000, this six-bedroom estate a few minutes from Chestnut Hill boasts multiple outdoor entertainment areas, including a veranda with fireplace, slate terraces, grill station with bar seating and a gorgeous, custom pool.

3. McGoodwin's "French Village"

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7305 Emlen Street
Philadelphia, PA 19119

Per the listing: "Robert McGoodwin, the well known Philadelphia architect collaborated with Dr. George Woodward to create and develop the "French Village", from 1924 to 1931. 7305 Emlen is one of the most gracious homes of this particular project." The house, asking $1,175,000, boasts seven bedrooms, four fireplaces, and a completely renovated pool and patio.

4. Private Haverford Estate

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401 Mulberry Lane
Haverford, PA 19041

Asking $2,895,000, this six-bedroom estate nestled on more than one acre of land and this stunning splash pad. Bonus: the Versailles-esque Hall of Mirrors inside (check out photo 16, linked through "website.")

5. The Leap Year Barn

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115 Aarons Avenue
Doylestown, PA 18901

This stunner was featured on HGTV and numerous other publications. It's insanely gorgeous. But the focal point for today's lesson is this gorgeous pool and back yard, which includes several detached buildings one of which can be "studio space." The pre-revolutionary Sweitzer style converted barn is asking a little less than $900K. A steal!

6. French Manor in Delaware

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100 Centrenest Lane
Wilmington, DE 19807

This massive estate just dropped significantly in price to just shy of $2.4M. The five-bedroom residence boasts an abundance of fireplaces, a stunning kitchen, and of course the pool of your childhood fantasies.

7. Nooks and Crannies Edition in Jersey

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816 Loveland Road
Moorestown, NJ 08057

Well, when you have this much money, you can design the pool however you darn well please. But the question is: for $2,295,000, will someone buy this estate with the pool of many nooks and crannies?

8. Custom Waterfront(ish) Penthouse

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101 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Recently a subject of a one million dollar price chop, this custom penthouse at 101 Walnut Street boasts a pretty bodacious stunning pool on its massive terrace. It's now asking less than $2.4M.

9. Glenlaurel Estate

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814 Conshohocken State Road
Gladwyne, PA 19035

Asking a little less than $4 million, this English Norman Manor boasts eight bedrooms inside, but outside those stone walls: an "incomparable property with meticulously landscaped grounds, natural spring fed ponds, swimming pool and lighted tennis court." Not too shabby.

10. Stately Gladwyne Estate

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1325 Waverly Road
Gladwyne, PA 19035

Asking $3,950,000, this massive estate features five bedrooms, eight and a half baths, and "beautifully landscaped grounds that likens being in a private world all your own."

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1. BlackOak Estate

137 Jaffrey Road, Malvern, PA 19355

This four-bedroom country estate in Malvern is listed for $3,950,000 and six fireplaces, original millwork, and of course, an unparalleled backyard oasis that features a covered bar w/pizza oven, outdoor fireplace and grill; a guest house wth full kitchen, dining & living area, bedroom & bath, and that pool.

137 Jaffrey Road
Malvern, PA 19355

2. Wyndmoor Estate on Coveted Street

622 East Gravers Lane, Wyndmoor, PA 19038

Asking $2,950,000, this six-bedroom estate a few minutes from Chestnut Hill boasts multiple outdoor entertainment areas, including a veranda with fireplace, slate terraces, grill station with bar seating and a gorgeous, custom pool.

622 East Gravers Lane
Wyndmoor, PA 19038

3. McGoodwin's "French Village"

7305 Emlen Street, Philadelphia, PA 19119

Per the listing: "Robert McGoodwin, the well known Philadelphia architect collaborated with Dr. George Woodward to create and develop the "French Village", from 1924 to 1931. 7305 Emlen is one of the most gracious homes of this particular project." The house, asking $1,175,000, boasts seven bedrooms, four fireplaces, and a completely renovated pool and patio.

7305 Emlen Street
Philadelphia, PA 19119

4. Private Haverford Estate

401 Mulberry Lane, Haverford, PA 19041

Asking $2,895,000, this six-bedroom estate nestled on more than one acre of land and this stunning splash pad. Bonus: the Versailles-esque Hall of Mirrors inside (check out photo 16, linked through "website.")

401 Mulberry Lane
Haverford, PA 19041

5. The Leap Year Barn

115 Aarons Avenue, Doylestown, PA 18901

This stunner was featured on HGTV and numerous other publications. It's insanely gorgeous. But the focal point for today's lesson is this gorgeous pool and back yard, which includes several detached buildings one of which can be "studio space." The pre-revolutionary Sweitzer style converted barn is asking a little less than $900K. A steal!

115 Aarons Avenue
Doylestown, PA 18901

6. French Manor in Delaware

100 Centrenest Lane, Wilmington, DE 19807

This massive estate just dropped significantly in price to just shy of $2.4M. The five-bedroom residence boasts an abundance of fireplaces, a stunning kitchen, and of course the pool of your childhood fantasies.

100 Centrenest Lane
Wilmington, DE 19807

7. Nooks and Crannies Edition in Jersey

816 Loveland Road, Moorestown, NJ 08057

Well, when you have this much money, you can design the pool however you darn well please. But the question is: for $2,295,000, will someone buy this estate with the pool of many nooks and crannies?

816 Loveland Road
Moorestown, NJ 08057

8. Custom Waterfront(ish) Penthouse

101 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Recently a subject of a one million dollar price chop, this custom penthouse at 101 Walnut Street boasts a pretty bodacious stunning pool on its massive terrace. It's now asking less than $2.4M.

101 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

9. Glenlaurel Estate

814 Conshohocken State Road, Gladwyne, PA 19035

Asking a little less than $4 million, this English Norman Manor boasts eight bedrooms inside, but outside those stone walls: an "incomparable property with meticulously landscaped grounds, natural spring fed ponds, swimming pool and lighted tennis court." Not too shabby.

814 Conshohocken State Road
Gladwyne, PA 19035

10. Stately Gladwyne Estate

1325 Waverly Road, Gladwyne, PA 19035

Asking $3,950,000, this massive estate features five bedrooms, eight and a half baths, and "beautifully landscaped grounds that likens being in a private world all your own."

1325 Waverly Road
Gladwyne, PA 19035