Eight American homes perfect for a July 4th pool party

To celebrate Independence Day, we’ve rounded up eight American homes that would be the perfect venues for a poolside July 4th party.



Edwin Residence in Los Angeles, California by Heusch

Beverly Hills architectural firm Heusch remodeled this mid-century home above Mulholland Drive in the Santa Monica Mountains.

Architects demolished an existing living room to build a curved infinity pool with views of Los Angeles below.

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Workshop 216 in the Hamptons, New York, by Studio Zung

A stepped terrace surrounds the swimming pool of this Hamptons home designed by New York-based architecture firm Studio Zung.

The architects designed the house, located in an exclusive part of Long Island, to resemble a contemporary wooden barn.

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Moon Valley House in Sonoma Valley, California, by Butler Armsden

Moon Valley House in Sonoma Valley, California, by Butler Armsden

San Francisco architecture studio Butler Armsden built a saltwater pool for this Sonoma Valley cedar home.

Surrounded by redwoods, the pool sits in the center of a courtyard, a design choice Butler Armsden used to recall Spanish haciendas built in the area in the 18th century.

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Slate House in Baltimore County, Maryland, by Ziger Snead Architects

Baltimore-based Ziger Snead Architects built Slate House to replace a ranch-style home lost in a fire. The house is clad in blackened wood, as a way to commemorate the lost building.

A swimming pool projects in front of the terrace on the side of the hill, framed by a retaining wall in weathered steel.

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Hill House Pool in Palm Springs, California, by Alex Proba

Hill House Pool in Palm Springs, California, by Alex Proba

Designer Alex Proba hand painted the pool at Hill House in Palm Springs, a residence available for rent on Airbnb.

Proba decorated the curved pool with its iconic organic shapes in blocks of bright colors and contrasting patterns.

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O-asis in Phoenix, Arizona, by The Ranch Mine

Architecture studio The Ranch Mine built this home with solar panels and a vegetable patch in Arizona for a client who wanted to be more self-sufficient.

The pool is in the backyard, next to a concrete bench with cushioned seating and a fire pit.

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Viewfinder House in Truckee, California, by Faulkner Architects

A pool with a connected hot tub adjoins this Lake Tahoe home designed by local firm Faulkner Architects.

A covered porch wrapped in a cedar rain screen leads from the gym inside the concrete-walled home to the pool.

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Los Altos Residence in Silicon Valley, California, by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Los Altos Residence in Silicon Valley, California, by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

A swimming pool sits next to a meadow-style garden in the courtyard of this Los Altos home, lined with a concrete wall at one end.

Pennsylvania-based practice Bohlin Cywinski Jackson designed the residence as a Modernist interpretation of a ranch house, with polished concrete floors and walls lined with Douglas Fir and Western Red Cedar.

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