Photograph courtesy Sotheby's International Realty
Ever dream about moving to a tropical locale, only to realize you couldn’t function with any more humidity than we have here? Us, too. But we bet you never thought you could find the best of both worlds in Erlanger.
This sprawling Floridian-style home is 11,000 square feet, with a pool house that adds another 7,000. Set on five acres, it’s secluded enough to become your own getaway right here.
With high ceilings and an open floor plan, the home stretches to seem even bigger inside, and the abundance of windows offer views of the pond and woods. It may not be palm trees and the coast, but it’s still a sprawling escape. And we could probably live in the spa-style master bathroom and die happy. With heated flooring, a Jacuzzi tub, a walk-through shower, and a warming drawer for towels—plus a juice and coffee area—rejoining the outside world just doesn’t seem necessary.
But then there’s the pool. We can’t give you a beach, but this will get you close enough. Designed to recreate a lagoon, it was featured on HGTV Cool Pools. And it’s even more striking once you get in: The free-form, zero entry pool has a custom waterfall, water slide, and a full dehumidification system. (We really wish that were available on the beach, too.)
When it’s nice out, open the accordion doors for an indoor/outdoor experience. Surrounded by palm trees, the pool even has a swim-up bar—cabana boy not included.