Now that summer is in full swing, what better way to spend a lazy summer afternoon than lounging poolside while you sip a cool drink and enjoy gentle breezes and drifting clouds? Below, you will find a carefully selected sample of some of the preeminent pools and patios available at listings enrolled in our Homes of Distinction program.
6147 Penfield Lane, Solon, OH 44139
A stand-alone pool house with an open-air cabana, a kitchenette, an indoor/outdoor shower, and a full bath accompanies the perfectly appointed in-ground pool at this stylish residence in Solon’s Chagrin Highlands community. Just around the corner, an open chef’s kitchen with a Sub-Zero refrigerator adjoins a walk-out patio, perfect for cozy dinners beneath the summer stars.
An inviting, open floor plan with easy flow for entertaining helps you make the most of this home’s dramatic living spaces, which feature soaring ceilings, fireplaces, skylights, and expansive windows. A glass house encloses the spectacular indoor pool, and sliding doors lead out to a patio with dedicated areas for dining, relaxing, or gathering around a fire pit.
This captivating French Manor home is a residence of unrivaled quality, nestled amid three level acres that have been meticulously landscaped for upscale entertaining or peaceful relaxation. The chef’s kitchen incorporates state-of-the-art Rutt cabinetry, a granite-topped center island, and professional-grade stainless steel appliances, and a 1,300-square-foot patio equipped with two covered pavilions and a SABER natural gas grill and buffet is ideal for dining al fresco.
Perched atop 5.8 acres with views of Buffalo Creek, this extraordinary estate displays extensive woodwork, including custom alder wood kitchen cabinets and an exquisite library enclosed by tiger maple walls. Magnificent landscaping surrounds the in-ground pool and hot tub, accompanied by a pool house and a covered patio with a cozy fireplace.
Imported European architectural elements blend seamlessly with the latest technology and building materials to enhance the timeless appeal of this palatial French Chateau, surrounded by breathtaking views in all directions. Highlights include marble staircases with wrought iron railings, slate floors, imported chandeliers, and an entire library brought over from Belgium. An outdoor kitchen is equipped with a built-in Weber grill and refrigerator, and you can swim in a custom salt water pool or gather around a fireplace and a built-in fire ring, surrounded by more than 10.8 landscaped, tree-lined acres.
This exquisite, custom-built Provincial encompasses more than 5,000 square feet of luxurious living space, including a master suite with dual walk-in closets, a jetted tub, and a steam shower. The wall of windows in the two-story great room looks out across a magnificent outdoor living area: a heated salt water pool and hot tub, plus a pool house with an indoor bath, an outdoor shower, and a grill area and bar.
Designed to make the most of its more than two acres of land, this gracious residence is brightened by walls of glass that frame picturesque views of its surroundings. The walk-out lower level is home to more than 3,000 square feet of space for entertaining, and a pergola shades the deck, which looks out across the in-ground pool and patio area.
Custom-built by Benjamin Marcus Homes, this residence offers one-level living at its finest, thanks to an open floor plan that showcases soaring ceilings, rich hardwood floors, and unique architectural features. A retractable awning shades the private patio, and a fenced yard with extensive landscaping and a sprinkler system surrounds the peaceful in-ground pool.
Magnificent ocean views are visible from the rooftop deck of this unique property in the Croatan subdivision, which benefits from five-inch Brazilian walnut floors and a third-level home theater with a projection screen. A natural gas fire pit, a salt water pool pre-wired for a gas heater, and a charming tiki hut create an inviting atmosphere well-suited for entertaining family and friends.
Nearly six acres in the heart of Fox Chapel set the stage for this hidden gem, whose numerous patios and balconies are surrounded by unspoiled vistas of natural beauty. You can watch a favorite film in the lower-level home theater, take relaxing swim in the indoor lap pool, or enjoy the tranquil sights and sounds of a built-in water feature and koi pond.
A gated entry welcomes you to this historic, three-story residence, whose period touches include mahogany pocket doors and six decorative fireplaces. Its chef-inspired stainless steel kitchen employs two luxurious walk-in pantries and high-end appliances by JennAir, Miele, and Sub-Zero, and doors in the living room lead out to a patio with a summer kitchen and a heated, in-ground pool.
For more information on these distinguished residences and the other stunning Homes of Distinction listed with Hoard Hanna, download a digital copy of our Homes of Distinction magazine, and to learn how to kick your own summer retreat up a notch, check out our blog posts on creating the perfect summer porch and how to turn your home into a vacation spot.