About the House

Reflective Estate

What’s summer without a pool nearby? And if that pool were as near as the back patio, one would never have to leave home for vacation. This property, with vanishing-edge pool and expanding views of Southport Harbor and the Sound beyond, is all about lifestyle, notes listing broker Michelle Genovesi of Michelle & Company, part of William Raveis Real Estate. “Pools contribute to a lifestyle that is sophisticated yet tranquil,” she says. The pool comes with a 16-room, 11,100-square-foot, Arts & Crafts–style house on 2.38 acres. It’s listed at $5.998 m.

istockphoto.com/© OlgaMiltsova

Mojitos by istockphoto.com / © OlgaMiltsova

Bright Idea!

Pool and patio parties are all the more enjoyable when catered, allowing you to be the guest at your own event. This summer, Marcia Selden of Marcia Selden Catering & Event Planning is lighting up the days and nights with mango and watermelon margaritas, caipirinhas and mojitos, mini tacos and small entrée plates, burger stations and Texas barbecue. “These foods and drinks bring color and life to a pool party,” she says. “They bring happiness!”

203-353-8000; marciaselden.com

Have a Seat

Classic outdoor furniture can be found at Terrain, the gorgeous, new garden  and home-décor center in Westport. Sets such as this “Lily Pad” coated- steel, outdoor table—available with matching side chairs and inspired by fresh-water lily pads—look as if they’re on loan from the summerhouse in St. Jean-de-Luz. 561 Post Road E., 203-226-2750; shopterrain.com  

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