Luxury outdoor living is a huge trend in the North Texas housing market — homeowners want to make the most of every square inch of their property, and that means outside spaces that wow. After all, we get on average 232 sunny days a year and should be able to enjoy it properly.
We’ve spotted six Dallas-Fort Worth houses on the market now that offer the very best of outdoor living. These properties offer luxe features that range from a saltwater swimming pool and lazy river, to full patio kitchens with high-end appliances and beautiful masonry stonework.
“We’re seeing growing demand in the luxury real estate market for properties that allow homeowners to live life to the fullest, both indoors and out,” said Randall Graham, vice president and director of marketing for Ebby Halliday Realtors. “When the inside of a home features high-end amenities and finish-outs, the outdoor area should be an extension of that look and feel, creating a welcoming atmosphere and a natural space for effortless entertaining.”
PLANO FRENCH TRADITIONAL ESTATE WITH SALTWATER POOL, LAZY RIVER
3660 Ranchero Rd., Plano
6 bedrooms | 7.2 bathrooms | 13,986 square feet
Indoor and outdoor living blend seamlessly together in this French Traditional estate, which sits on 2.63 acres and offers almost every imaginable amenity. Large walls of windows look out onto the extraordinary grounds, lushly landscaped and beautifully appointed.
This home was made for entertaining — the bistro room, for example, has a pizza oven and a door to the covered patio, and the elegant formal living room with towering wood-coffered ceiling looks out over the sparkling pool. The refined outdoor living area provides a fireplace, outdoor kitchen with grill, spacious layout for multiple seating areas, and picturesque views of the huge grassy yard, mature trees, and creek. With a lazy river, slide, built-in bar stools, tanning ledge, spa, and rock waterfall, the pool is simply divine.
It is listed by The O’Gorman Group with Ebby Halliday Realtors for $6,399,999.
POSH WESTLAKE ESTATE BACKING TO PROTECTED GREENBELT
1750 Trace Bella Ct., Westlake
5 bedrooms | 5.4 bathrooms | 11,248 square feet
Outdoor living is a must at this exceptional, private estate, which backs up to a protected greenbelt in Westlake. The architectural style is Texas Transitional with an Austin stone exterior. The great room leads to an adult lounge and opens to the outdoor patio with an infinity-edge saltwater pool with dual spas. There is a slide to the lower-level pool, as well as water features.
The outdoor kitchen features a built-in stainless steel grill and nearby firepit, as well as a fireplace and endless luxe details. This home is made for entertaining, with a pool cabana-guest quarters and multiple shaded areas around the resort-style swimming pool.
It is listed by Juliet Marie Williams with Ebby Halliday Realtors for $6,298,880.
ELEGANT, LARGE ENGLISH TUDOR ON CREEK LOT IN FRISCO’S STARWOOD
5009 Spanish Oaks, Frisco
5 bedrooms | 5.3 bathrooms | 8,157 square feet
“Lush and luxe” is the best way to describe the outdoor space at this English Tudor. Located on a beautiful creek lot in highly acclaimed, gated Starwood of Frisco, this home has mature, carefully planned landscaping and a backyard that is a masterpiece. Nothing has been overlooked.
First, there’s a gorgeous multi-level swimming pool and slide with spa, water feature, and rock ledges. Next, a new treehouse with air conditioning and electric, built around towering oaks — kids deserve great outdoor living options, too. For adults, an outdoor kitchen, fireplace, pizza oven, and heat lamps.
It is listed by Stacey Boyd with Ebby Halliday Realtors for $2.685 million.
CUSTOM-BUILT TRADITIONAL NEAR LAKE RAY HUBBARD WITH OZONE POOL-SPA
1276 Somerset Ln., Mclendon Chisholm
4 bedrooms | 4.1 bathrooms | 6,400 square feet
Luxury living is at its finest in this custom-built, amenity-packed home, complete with an incredible outdoor living area. The house sits on a lushly landscaped 1.5-acre lot in a prestigious, gated community near Lake Ray Hubbard.
The large stone covered patio offers an outdoor kitchen, including a built-in grill and fireplace, with flexible space for several seating areas. The ozone pool and hot tub are gorgeous, with multiple waterfalls and rock ledges. Nearby, there’s a big fire pit area, which seats 10, covered with stone pavers.
It is listed by the Dee Evans Group with Ebby Halliday Realtors for $1.65 million.
KESSLER PARK MIDCENTURY MARVEL ON OVERSIZED, ELEVATED CORNER LOT
1528 Stemmons Ave.
4 bedrooms | 3.1 bathrooms | 3,916 square feet
Midcentury Modern aficionados, get ready to fall in love with this stunning Kessler Park MCM home on an oversized elevated corner lot. Nearly every surface was completely renovated in 2013, including the serene, stylish outdoor living areas.
Large windows overlook the back yard, which offers multiple entertaining areas and a Palm Springs vibe, with its palm trees and gray stone. So cool! The large swimming pool has water features with both covered and open patio seating nearby. Nearby, in the large grassy area, there’s a built-in grill with plenty of counter space nestled among mature trees and lush landscaping.
It is listed by the Hickman + Weber Group with Ebby Halliday Realtors for $1.249 million.
BREATHTAKING WOODED 4-ACRE ESTATE IN GATED FORT WORTH COMMUNITY
8225 Ashbriar Ln., Fort Worth
4 bedrooms | 5.1 bathrooms | 5,982 square feet
This architect-designed home impresses inside and out, sitting on 4 acres of heavily wooded land in Fort Worth. The covered patio leads out to a serene saltwater swimming pool that is a total oasis, with water features and eye-catching design. A lighting system illuminates the mature landscaping, and brings attention to the multiple shade trees.
It is listed by Donna Powell with Ebby Halliday Realtors for $1.15 million.