Carry the Torch | Swim to Success

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Swimming at the Summer Games ranks highly among fans and spectators as one of the most highly anticipated competitions. Over the last few weeks, gold medalists Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky, Katinka Hosszú, Simone Manuel and Lilly King captured the hearts and minds of the millions of viewers tuning into the events in Rio. Become a part of the action in this week’s installment of “Carry the Torch” and dive-in to these exclusive pools in some of the world’s most sought after locales.

California$4,999,900 USD | Carlsbad, California | Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty

Tucked away on the 14th hole of world-famous La Costa Golf Course, this home is meticulously and artfully designed. This sweeping Estate was created to capture the romance and mystique of the tropics while offering the excitement, texture and drama of sensational entertaining. Every detail has been carefully selected and crafted to fashion a setting of ultimate comfort, elegance, ease, intimacy and hospitality. The grounds include a masterfully designed, imported glass mosaic pool and spa.

BarbadosPrice Upon Request | St. James, Barbados | Barbados Sotheby’s International Realty

The Chummery Estate, originally built for the chairman of Macy’s, is the epitome of sophisticated and casually elegant island living. Features include a drawing and dining room overlooking the Junior Olympic size pool and a gourmet kitchen. The family room offers ample space as an office, a media room, or a cooling retreat on a warm summer day. The Chummery Estate represents one of the finest privately held botanical offerings on the Island of Barbados. The gardens were carefully planned and executed with precision; the perfect backdrop for strolling on the tranquil paths, or enjoying a cup of tea in the cooling Palm Thatched Hut.

ChinaPrice Upon Request | Beijing, China | Beijing Sotheby’s International Realty

The Powerful Mountain project is a masterpiece developed by the R & F Properties Group. The Powerful Mountain mansion is a detached single house, a truly astonishing and unrivaled estate in its scope and architectural form. The property is located at within the 2nd ring among the most-lively area in Beijing. The property’s inspiration comes from the Baroque Era, and is imprinted with the that signature sophistication, refinement and luxury. The house is completed by an indoor swimming pool, wine cellar and screen room.

BrazilR$ 28.000.000 BRL | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | Boss Nova Sotheby’s International Realty

Located in Costa Verde and fully integrated into the local nature of Portobello Resort & Safari, this contemporary residence offers ample entertaining spaces both indoor and out. Also featured on this property is a swimming pool, underground wine cellar for 3,000 bottles and tasting room, spa with heated Jacuzzi, steam room, massage room, fitness center with sound system and a tennis court with separate dressing room.

Spain18.900.000 € EUR | Mallorca, Spain | Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty

This property is located in the exclusive residential area “Las Brisas” in Port Andratx. The main house comprises a dining room and living area with fireplace and representative library. The striking villa features an outdoor pool area accessible from all ground-floor rooms as well as an indoor one. The home also offers a cinema, an entertainment area with bar, wine cellar, staff area and two guest apartments.