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.
A round of mini golf, anyone?
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.
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.
Golf seems to be the theme here thanks to the home’s view of the Encanto Park Golf Course, according to the listing.
The home managed to nab the eye of folks on real estate fan page Zillow Gone Wild, who were fascinated by the backyard.
“It’s a cool backyard.. but no privacy,” one person observed.
“Nice house,” another said. “I would have to change the kitchen cabinets and counters and then jump in that pool!”
“Love everything about this house, except the popcorn ceiling,” one person said.
“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.”
“Business in front, party in the back,” someone joked.
“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.
“Would, but remove that bridge so we can have boat races,” someone remarked.
“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.”
“This house screams ‘we put all the money into that pool area.’”
This story was originally published February 4, 2022 3:35 PM.