House for sale in Phoenix, Arizona has must-see backyard

Judith Zeng

Exterior

Screen grab from Zillow

With as stifling hot as it gets in Arizona, a swimming pool in the backyard is an essential when it comes to purchasing a home in the Grand Canyon State. And this particular backyard attached to a home on the market in Phoenix for $880,000 might be as cool as it gets.

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Backyard Screen grab from Zillow

A round of mini golf, anyone?

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Aerial view Screen grab from Zillow

The three-bedroom, two-bathroom home built in 1948 has a very entertaining, and leisurely backyard, complete with pool and “lazy-river like feature,” according to the listing on Realtor.com. And, judging by the pictures, it gets even cooler thanks to a little mini golf island perched in the middle of the pool.

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Backyard Screen grab from Zillow

Of course, the 2,013-square-foot property on a quarter-acre lot comes with some other interesting features, including a “detached temperature controlled workshop,” two gas fireplaces, hard wood flooring throughout and even a one-bedroom guesthouse.

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Mini golf course Screen grab from Zillow

Golf seems to be the theme here thanks to the home’s view of the Encanto Park Golf Course, according to the listing.

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Kitchen Screen grab from Zillow

The home managed to nab the eye of folks on real estate fan page Zillow Gone Wild, who were fascinated by the backyard.

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Family room Screen grab from Zillow

“It’s a cool backyard.. but no privacy,” one person observed.

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Office Screen grab from Zillow

“Nice house,” another said. “I would have to change the kitchen cabinets and counters and then jump in that pool!”

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Bathroom Screen grab from Zillow

“Love everything about this house, except the popcorn ceiling,” one person said.

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Bedroom Screen grab from Zillow

“You know I usually come on here to comment on stupid, expensive houses but this is 100% amazing,” another said regarding a majority of the homes featured on Zillow Gone Wild. “No changes.”

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Workshop Screen grab from Zillow

“Business in front, party in the back,” someone joked.

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Backyard Screen grab from Zillow

“If I ever win the lotto I want to put a lazy river moat around my house with coolers that look like alligators along the way,” one person said.

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Backyard Screen grab from Zillow

“Would, but remove that bridge so we can have boat races,” someone remarked.

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Staircase Screen grab from Zillow

“We were going to put in a pool just like this, but remembered we don’t make that kind of money,” one person commented. “It was a bummer.”

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Rooftop Screen grab from Zillow

And finally…

“This house screams ‘we put all the money into that pool area.’”

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Aerial view Screen grab from Zillow

This story was originally published February 4, 2022 3:35 PM.

TJ Macías is a Real-Time national sports reporter for McClatchy based out of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Formerly, TJ covered the Dallas Mavericks and Texas Rangers beat for numerous media outlets including 24/7 Sports and Mavs Maven (Sports Illustrated). Twitter: @TayloredSiren

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