With the scorching summer heat sofreakingclose to setting in, swimming pools suddenly seem like the it amenity in the real estate world (well, right after ice cold central air, of course). Whether you're on the hunt for an outdoor oasis to call your own or just in the mood for a little eye candy, here now is a selection of envy-inducing, on-the-market dwellings that come with pool access.
↑ 1415 Third St.
The price: $7,999,000
What it gets you: Serious bragging rights. Not only is this Garden District mansion the priciest manor on the market with 10,516-square-feet of space plus a 1,500-square-foot, two-bedroom, two-bath guest house, it has "spacious grounds with a classically inspired pool." Pool attendant and butler not included.
↑ 625 Dauphine St.
The price: $2,795,000
What it gets you: Pure class. Dating back to around 1825, this 3,375-square-foot French Quarter pad comes with a two-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath guest house that overlooks the lush courtyard. "Elegant gardens" and "grand pool," indeed.
↑ 457 Pine St.
The price: $1,050,000
What it gets you: A "private oasis" Uptown in the form of a 4,240-square-foot home with the downstairs living areas overlooking this pretty pool and spa. The kitchen seems pretty party-ready, too, with a six-burner stove, roomy island, and wine cooler.
↑ 6433 Paris Ave.
The price: $1,450,000
What it gets you: A Lakeshore party pad with French doors that open to a pool, patio, and cabana area. The 1,500-square-foot kitchen is definitely equipped to feed the masses—this was Chef Emeril Lagasse's former home, afterall.
↑ 1350 Bourbon St., Apt. 20
The price: $325,000
What it gets you: A 680-square-foot, one-bedroom, one-bath condo on the edge of the French Quarter with a shared pool that sets the bar high for some Melrose Place shenanigans on Bourbon Street.
↑ 57 S. Wren St.
The price: $799,900
What it gets you: Four bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms in Lake Vista with an A+ pool and spa set-up (the night time lighting doesn't hurt either). Caution: Don't fall too hard, there is a sale pending here.
↑ 36 Versailles Blvd.
The price: $1,295,000
What it gets you: A 5,982-square-foot home in the Fontainebleau neighborhood Uptown with removable Nana walls that open to an impressive patio area with a pool and spa, cabana, and a full outdoor kitchen with a wood burning pizza oven.
↑ 1633 Dufossat St.
The price: $2,900,000
What it gets you: Nearly 9,000-square-feet of room to roam, a stunning pool patio set-up surrounded by a stone terrace and landscaped grounds, two kitchens, and several patios. Professional b-baller Baron Davis used to call this Uptown pad his home and this was one of the "Real World" houses.
↑ 88 Oriole St.
What it gets you: An over-the-top Lakefront home with 6,848-square-feet of space. If the winding marble stairway and opulent interior are too much to bear, just concentrate on the inground pool and spa with fountains around the property.