Can't make it to the Shore? Stuck working in the city like a chump while your friends make their weekend treks to coastal properties? These Delaware County estates feature pools that will convince you you've landed at a luxe resort. They include price tags to match.
506 Chaumont Drive, Villanova
Monthly taxes: $3,033
Tell me all about it: We love Montangelica — not just for the amazing outdoor kitchen and the saltwater pool alongside a darling gazebo, but for the entire 2-acre landscape surrounding the six-bedroom home. The outdoor area also includes a playground that converts to a full basketball court, as well as professionally landscaped gardens. Inside, the home includes five en-suite bedrooms plus a master suite with dual bathrooms and a sitting area. Bonus: There's also a grand ballroom in case you live the kind of life that requires space for a waltz.
729 Harrison Road, Villanova
Monthly taxes: $3,448
Tell me all about it: This six-bedroom estate boasts one incredible main house and a fabulous pool house. The saltwater pool behind the home also includes a spa, and the adjacent pool house features a full bathroom, a living area, a bar and laundry facilities. The main house includes a gourmet kitchen with custom cabinets and high-end appliances as well as six en-suite bedrooms. Downstairs is further proof you'll never need to leave home: a game room, a media room, a gym, a bar and a wine cellar.
350 Harvest Lane, Haverford
Monthly taxes: $3,725
Tell me all about it: This estate features all the classic — and lovely — trappings of manor life. There is a lacquered library, a velvety billiards room and a dining room with its own bar. The kitchen is ready for your caterer with double ovens and custom cabinetry as well as a marble island. The master suite boasts dual baths and dual dressing rooms. Outside, an enormous wisteria arbor encloses a pergola overlooking the pool. A pool house includes a wood-burning fireplace and should not be mistaken for the separate guest house with its own living space, kitchenette, bedroom and bath.