June 8, 2023
For cities with four seasons, an outdoor pool is accessible for just a small portion of the year—and what is an avid swimmer to do? Build an indoor pool, of course. Whether it’s built into a basement entertainment level, below ground as part of a spa, in a glass-enclosed greenhouse, or off the kitchen, designers are getting increasingly creative with how indoor pools are designed. Not just a place to get in your laps, pools are lined with windows, accessorized with chic furniture, or in proximity to fireplaces so you can get toasty after a dip. Whether you’re in the market for a home with an indoor pool or simply seeking design inspiration, we’ve rounded up the most design-forward and over-the-top indoor pools from a pool designed for safari viewing in South Africa to a pool overlooking the desert landscape of Joshua Tree to a pool in a living room in New York City.
A Pool With Its Views of the Street in New York City
Located within Soori Highline in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood, this $11.5 million combined unit (3A and 3B) has six bedrooms, a living room with double-height ceilings, walls of windows, and an indoor pool just off the living room. You can see the pool behind a giant pane of glass, and the pool is ensconced in its own room with views over the city. You can swim directly up to the window and look three floors below onto the bustling street.