Before we know it New Orleans' famously oppressive summer will be upon us, which means now is the perfect time to lock down a house with a pool—or, at least fantasize about homes with pools. Here, 10 homes on the market that would be great spots for pool parties, both real and imagined.
↑ Besides being an absolutely gorgeous home filled with historic details and colorful tile, this Greek Revival centerhall in Uptown has a pool surrounded by a lush backyard. It's all yours for a steep $3,050,000.
↑ Midcentury moderns are pretty much designed for parties, and this one in Lake Terrace is no exception. Shaded by palms and topped off by a whimsical copper alligator fountain, the pool here makes for a backyard oasis. The asking price is $585,000.
↑ This $2,800,000 "urban oasis" in the Warehouse District got a big renovation that included a luxe pool/patio set-up. The high brick walls add some privacy.
↑ This unique contemporary property on the fittingly named Rue Chardonnay Street adds a touch of Beverly Hills to the Lakefront. The pool here is indoors, so parties can happen rain or shine. It's going for $1,395,000.
↑ On the market for over a year, this dream pool party home in the Garden District is waiting for the perfect owner. The latest asking price of $2,645,000 (it's gone down in price four times since hitting the market) gets you a saltwater pool with an outdoor kitchen, a terrace and screened porch.
↑ If you can handle all interesting paint decisions in this house, this Esplanade Avenue Creole cottage would be a fun party pad. Right on the French Quarter/Marigny border, you can look out onto the pool from the checkered-floored sunroom. It's going for $1,650,000.
↑ Another midcentury gem, this time capsule of the late 50s in Lake Terrace has a big pool—the home definitely needs some updates, however. For $625,000 you could take on the project.
↑ This Bywater home is only 920 square feet but makes room for a pool and adorable patio. For $349,900, you could be hosting your own tiny pool parties.
↑ Asking $985,000, this lodge-like home in Lakewood South just hit the market. Besides the big pool and patio out back, there's a big great room with super-high ceilings, lots of pretty green space, and a two-story guest house.
↑ Nestled in the gorgeous courtyard of this French Quarter Creole cottage is a small pool and guest house. This chic home is asking $1,875,000.