21 celebrity pools we wish were ours
these dreamy backyard beauties are begging us to jump right in!
Published Jul 8, 2016 9:00 AM
50 Cent’s Connecticut Swimming Lake
Move over boring built-in swimming pools, 50 Cent’s 50,000 square foot Connecticut compound has a whole swimming lake! Complete with a lake-inspired pool, grotto, fountain, and fishing pond, the property proves the rapper loves his real estate investments to be surrounded by water.
Alicia Keys + Swizz Beatz Arizona Desert Pool
Although Alicia Keys and husband Swizz Beatz former glass-walled mansion is secluded in the Phoenix desert, it still manages to offer some pretty popular amenities like a game room, sauna, elevator, and indoor waterfall! There’s even a curved infinity pool and bi-level patio lounge outside for entertaining friends and family amid the Camelback mountain landscape!
Britney Spears’ Thousand Oaks Pool
It’s no shock that the legendary pop performer has a sumptuous So Cal estate to boot. Her nearly $8M villa-inspired abode in Thousand Oaks spans almost 20 acres of rolling hills and includes a swoon-worthy patio and infinity pool, as well as a tennis court, golf course, and game room.
Bruno Mars’ Laurel Canyon Pool
If the 12-foot tall marble columns outside the entrance of Bruno Mars’ Laurel Canyon mansion are any indication, the Hollywood Regency style estate is filled with luxurious details. In addition to sliding wall-length glass doors and a state-of-the-art interior sound system, the singer’s stately spread also includes a sublime outdoor swimming pool enveloped by a decadent hardwood patio deck.
Calvin Harris’ Sunset Strip Pool
Calvin’s Harris’ former L.A. bachelor pad offers an insane swimming pool. The infinity-edged stunner is nicely situated next to lush sauna + steam room, as well as a covered outdoor lounge with a built-in banquette for extra comfortable outdoor entertaining.
DJ Khaled’s Miami Pool
Bless up to DJ Khaled for providing both endless Snapchat and interior inspiration. The enlightened emcee’s Miami manse is oozing with beachside opulence, including an ocean-facing swimming pool, steam sauna, and 45-foot-long boat dock (with a private jet-ski lift) so he can chauffeur in his famous friends any time of the year.
Elizabeth Taylor’s Palm Springs Pool
Also known as “The Jewel of the Desert,” Elizabeth Taylor’s former Palm Springs home is dripping in bygone glamour. Along with rich details such as all-marble bathrooms and a formal dining room, the palm tree-shaded backyard boasts a step-down swimming pool—with waterfalls!—and an adjoining spillover spa.
Emily Blunt + John Krasinksi’s Ojai Pool
Comedic couple Emily Blunt and John Krasinksi’s Ojai home is the stuff that eco-friendly dreams are made of. Nestled among the surrounding Los Padres National Forest the earth-conscious pad—which boasts its own irrigation system—features a solar-powered spa and pool that looks directly out to mountains.
Frank Sinatra’s Piano Pool
Back in 1947, legendary crooner Frank Sinatra commissioned famed architect E. Stewart Williams to build him a palace in Palm Springs known as “The Twin Palms.” Brimming with old-Hollywood charm and plenty of midcentury accents, the palatial pad features checkered floors, retro masonry, and an outrageous piano-shaped pool plus cabana!
J. Lo’s Bel Air Swimming Pond
The iconic performer just scooped a new $30M Bel Air mansion, and true to the singer’s style, no luxury was spared. Along with a mini-golf course and theater room, the eight-acre property holds an actual swimming pond—with its own beach, pagoda, and fire pit—as well as an elevated infinity pool near the main house.
Joe Jonas’ Black-Bottomed Pool
Leave it to a superstar like Joe Jonas to want a clever twist on a swimming pool staple. Instead of solar panels or a traditional teal liner, the pool at his decked-out Runyan Canyon crib features a sexy black-painted bottom to keep it comfortably heated!
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen’s Beverly Hills Pool
Seeing as the extravagant spread once belonged to Rihanna, it’s no surprise that John Legend and Chrissy Teigen’s new Beverly Hills pad has a pool built for partying. Encircled by a massive stone and wood plank patio, the curvy swimming pool and spa is perfect for the pair’s growing family.
Kerry Washington’s Hollywood Pool
High in the hills of Hollywood, not far from the famous sign and Griffith Observatory, is where Kerry Washington once owned an awesome French-country style estate. Not only did the lavish grounds include an impressive residence, outside there’s a 30,000-square-foot lot featuring a swimming pool, basketball court, entertaining lounge—with a movie projector—and secret wooded trails designed exclusively for enjoying the great outdoors.
Kesha’s Hidden Nashville Pool
We’re not exactly sure why anyone would ever sell a property as beautiful as Kesha’s secluded place in Nashville, but last year the singer did just that. On top of a gated 4,800 square-foot residence, the hideout has a bi-level deck extending around the back of house that leads to a secret swimming pool that’s set inside of stones!
Naomi Watts + Liev Schreiber’s Hamptons Pool
Not only does the scenic Amagansett home of Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber hold a lagoon-inspired swimming pool, there’s also a shaded pergola, patio lounge (with a fire pit), and detached guesthouse—with a full bathroom—to enjoy out back!
Nick and Vanessa Lachey’s Encino Pool
Sitting on half-an-acre of the spectacular San Fernando Valley landscape, Nick and Vanessa Lachey’s former Encino, CA is the stuff of myth and legend. Not only is it surrounded by gardens and hedges, the backyard boasts a pretty pond-inspired swimming pool as well a string-light filled accompanying cabana.
Pharrell’s Miami Pool
It appears that despite its 30-ft-tall domed ceilings and indoor movie theater, the real masterpiece inside Pharrell’s $9M Miami mansion is actually its rooftop deck. Not only does it offer direct views of the nearby ocean, the palatial patio also hosts an elevated, geometric-shaped pool for a more artful swimming experience.
Rob Kardashian’s Calabasas Pool
Seems that when it comes to high-end real estate, the Kardashian family prefers to keep it in Calabasas. Rob K’s newest digs are no exception. Just blocks from sisters Khloe, Kourtney, and Kylie’s cribs, the spread has all the extravagance the ritzy neighborhood has to offer, including double-height ceilings, private terraces, plus a cubist-style swimming pool and hot-tub, too.
Salma Hayek’s Hollywood Hills Pool
If you’re looking for a way to score your own serene swimming pool like the one at Salma Hayek’s Los Angeles abode, fret no more. The award-winning actress is renting out the cozy hideout—complete with its breathtaking views of the So Cal skyline—for $11k a month!
Scott Disick’s Hidden Hills Pool
After officially leaving the Kardashian-clad enclave of Calabasas, Scott Disick picked up a brand-new bachelor pad not too far down the road in the Hidden Hills. In true Los Angeles—and celebrity—form, the dapper dwelling comes packed with a posh pool and spa, plus multiple patios, a fire pit, and basketball court for endless outdoor potential.
Sia’s Toluca Lake Pool
In addition to all the enchanting flower gardens surrounding Sia’s Toluca Lake hideout, the spot’s most alluring scene belongs to the flagstone-terraced swimming pool And if all that rustic beauty weren’t enough to impress the elusive singer’s guests, there’s even an outdoor fireplace and grilling station to add to the pastoral ambience.