May 22, 2024


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



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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.

Backyard Screen grab from Zillow

A round of mini golf, anyone?

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 And, judging by the pictures, it gets even cooler thanks to a little mini golf island perched in the middle of the pool.

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.

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.

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.

Family room Screen grab from Zillow

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

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

Bathroom Screen grab from Zillow

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

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.”

Workshop Screen grab from Zillow

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

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.

Backyard Screen grab from Zillow

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

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“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.”

Rooftop Screen grab from Zillow

And finally…

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

Aerial view Screen grab from Zillow

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

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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