Swim fan: The best urban homes with pools for sale

Residence 950, San Francisco

One of the great freedoms of yacht ownership is the ability to dive straight into the ocean from your superyacht beach club for a bracing swim at any time of day. While you may not be able to live on board year round, aquatic exercise can always be at your fingertips with these incredible urban homes which come complete with private pools

Residence 950, San Francisco

The perfect city base for a Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur, Residence 950 is an expansive new-build estate from Troon Pacific located in the heart of San Francisco's Russian Hill community. Boasting incredible views across the bay, including East Bay Bridge, Alcatraz and the Coit Tower, the 9,500 square foot property sits in 0.36 acres of lush landscaped grounds and offers five bedrooms and six and a half bathrooms plus a carefully restored one-bedroom historic guest cottage which also houses a steam room, sauna, hot tub and massage area. The main residence has been designed to blend in with the surrounding modern architecture and features open plan living spaces, private underground parking with a turntable, gourmet kitchen, formal dining room, two bars, a wine cellar and multi-purpose space that can be easily converted into an art gallery, sports court, fitness centre, nightclub.

Outside, the estate's park-like gardens offer ample opportunities for outdoor living with an al fresco theatre area, dining area with fire, an entertaining space with firepit, wood burning pizza oven and outdoor kitchen, olive grove, lawns, water features and a large infinity pool. Residence 950 has also been designed with sustainability and security in mind and features biometric entrance gates, a Japanese Tensui water filtration system, solar panels, 12,500 gallon rain water cistern and shielded cables to protect from electromagnetic fields.

Residence 950 is listed for sale for $45 million with Troon Pacific.

Francesc Macià 10, Barcelona

Housed in a former office block designed by Swiss architect Marc-Joseph Saugey in the 1960s, Francesc Macià 10 is Barcelona's newest luxury residential development. Revitalised by Marcio Kogan and Squircle Capital, the building offers seven 600 square metre full-floor apartments and one 900 square metre duplex penthouse, all offering 180-degree panoramic views over the neighbouring Tibidabo Mountain and within easy reach of the city's superyacht marinas. Alongside the spacious, elegant apartments, residents at Francesc Macià 10 will have access to a 20-metre indoor pool, fitness centre with treatment rooms, concierge, sauna, steam room and underground parking, as well as chauffeur, personal shopping, catering, fresh flower and laundry services.

Apartments at Francesc Macià 10 start at €8 million with Squircle Capital and Knight Frank.

Five-bedroom apartment at Twenty Grosvenor Square, London

Offered in collaboration with luxury developer Finchatton, Twenty Grosvenor Square in London's Mayfair represents Four Season Hotels and Resorts' first private residential offering which is not integrated with one of the brand's hotels. Spanning 250,000 square feet, the development offers 37 homes with the most luxurious being the five-bedroom apartments complete with traditional drawing rooms, media rooms, staff quarters and both family and catering kitchens. Located in the former US Naval HQ, Twenty Grosvenor Square will be serviced by Four Seasons staff with a range of hotel-style amenities, including in-residence dining, concierge, housekeeping, salon and spa services, grocery stocking, event planning, child and pet care and transportation and business services, available. In addition, residents will also have access to a 25 metre swimming pool, treatment suite with steam room and sauna, private wine cellar, fitness centre, games room, cinema, garden room and landscaped gardens.

A five-bedroom apartment at Twenty Grosvenor Square is priced at £35 million with Finchatton and Four Seasons.

522 West 29th Street Apt 5D, New York City

The ideal urban home for fans of modern elegance, this brand new duplex apartment is part of the recently launched Soori High Line Residences in New York’s fashionable Chelsea area. A star feature of this five bed, five bath property is the 6.8 metre private pool which comes complete with impressive views over the city. The apartment also offers two large terraces, an open-plan living/dining area and a vast master suite with walk-in closet. Owners will also be granted access to a range of five-star hotel-style amenities including a doorman, concierge, garage, wine cellar, library, gym, spa and resident’s lounge.

522 West 29th Street Apt 5D is listed for sale with price on application with Soori High Line.

Cresswell Place, London

The perfect base for families in the British capital, this beautiful five-storey house is located at the heart of The Boltons conservation area in Chelsea. Elegantly designed to allow natural light to fill its spacious rooms, alongside the 15 metre swimming pool, the property also boasts five en suite bedrooms, a generous garden, six spacious living areas, a gym, spa, garage with passenger lift, wine cellar and staff quarters.

The Cresswell Place home is listed for sale for with price on applicaion with Savills.

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