Eight American houses that are perfect for a Fourth of July pool party

To celebrate Independence Day, we've rounded up eight American houses that would be perfect venues for a poolside Fourth of July party.


Edwin Residence in Los Angeles, California by Heusch

Edwin Residence in Los Angeles, California by Heusch

Beverly Hills architecture office Heusch renovated this mid-century house above Mulholland Drive in the Santa Monica Mountains.

The architects demolished an existing living room to build a curved infinity pool that has views of Los Angeles below.

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

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

The architects designed the house, located on an exclusive part of Long Island, to look like a contemporary wood-clad barn.

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Valley of the Moon house in Sonoma Valley, California, by Butler Armsden

Valley of the Moon house in Sonoma Valley, California, by Butler Armsden

San Francisco architecture studio Butler Armsden built a saltwater lap pool for this cedar-clad house in Sonoma Valley.

Surrounded by redwood trees, the pool sits in the centre of a courtyard, a design choice Butler Armsden used to recall the Spanish haciendas built in the area during 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 house lost in a fire. The house is clad in blackened wood, as a way to memorialize the lost building.

A swimming pool projects forward from the terrace over the hillside, framed by a retaining wall of weathering 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 of Hill House in Palm Springs, a residence that is available to rent on Airbnb.

Proba decorated the curving pool with her signature organic shapes in blocks of bright colours and contrasting patterns.

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

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

The swimming pool sits in the backyard, next to a concrete bench featuring upholstered seats and a fire pit.

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Viewfinder House in Truckee, California, by Faulkner Architects

A swimming pool with a connected jacuzzi pool abuts this house near Lake Tahoe designed by local practice Faulkner Architects.

A covered porch wrapped in a cedar rainscreen leads from the gym inside the concrete-walled house to the pool area.

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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 house in Los Altos, lined by a board-marked 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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