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Making A Splash: 4 Homes With Lovely Water Features

Whether dramatic or demure, a water feature brings calming sounds and natural visual appeal to any home. Each of these four properties—from East Coast to West—uses water to turn an outdoor area into an oasis that can be both striking and serene.

Lush Brentwood Beauty

Janelle Friedman | Sotheby’s International Realty – Santa Monica – Venice Brokerage

This serene sanctuary occupies two lush acres in the heart of Brentwood. In addition to a stylish contemporary residence and a pool house with a bar and a sauna, it includes a tennis and sports court, a gazebo perfect for alfresco dining and games, expanses of green lawn, a dedicated flower and vegetable garden, a pergola with a fire pit, paths that wind through the acreage to a yoga and meditation platform, and a waterfall that links the relaxing spa with the swimming pool below.

Eye-Catching Upper East Side Style

Beverly J. Cole | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage

On a lovely tree-lined street between Lexington and Park Avenues, this impeccably renovated 7,200-square-foot townhouse offers an ideal flow for sophisticated living and entertaining. Highlights include five bedroom suites, a state-of-the-art kitchen, a wine cellar, a new elevator, a modern security system, and a spacious, shady arbored garden with a peaceful fountain. The 1899 building is a designated city landmark steps from popular restaurants and shops as well as Central Park.

Modern Masterpiece

Simon Beardmore | Sotheby’s International Realty – Brentwood Brokerage

Perched on the verge of the Brentwood Country Club, this irreplaceable 5,598-square-foot residence exemplifies chic contemporary style. It boasts a spacious primary suite with walk-in closets, a chef’s kitchen with Miele appliances and a butler’s pantry, and a rooftop deck with an outdoor kitchen, a spa, and expansive golf course views. In the open living area, sets of Fleetwood doors offer a wide, picturesque view of the colorful backyard and its tranquil water feature and pool.

Distinctive Houston Hideaway

Lisa Marshall | Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty

The light-flooded contemporary interiors of this distinctive 6,139-square-foot Houston home are ideal for entertaining and displaying an art collection. The residence features four spacious bedrooms, living and dining spaces, a wet bar, media and family rooms, and an elevator. Overlooked by the living room, family room, and superior kitchen through oversized windows, the striking swimming pool is accompanied by fire bowls, a summer kitchen, and dramatic deck jets.

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