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"The Lagoon House" is what dreams are made of.
After buying the property in 1993, Lydia Lundberg and William Reed brought their vision to life with the creation of their 15,000 square-foot home. That may seem monstrous, but the design of the house and its warm aesthetics make for a very intimate feel.
"People are surprised after being here for a little while just how comfortable it is," explained William to AOL Lifestyle.
Almost everything in the couple's home is encapsulated in the 10,000-square-foot great room, including an archery range, full bar, shuffleboard, arcade and a dual-purpose indoor pool.
"The pool actually acts as the major radiator in the house," said William. "So by putting [on] that flat cover releases a 90-degree temperature year-round."
"When we were building the house we really had a desire to have the outdoors and the indoors come together. We figured we should build some really big doors that allowed us to open up the outside to the inside," William continued about the custom-built doors.
The biggest way the couple emulated their love for the outdoors? Through seven different waterfalls which feed into their blue lagoon. Check out the video above to see more of the couple's incredible home.
Scroll through below to see some of the coolest swimming pools around the world:
Unfathomable Swimming Pools
Unfathomable Swimming Pools
Nothing like a week-long scorcher to make home buyers appreciate the value of a good swimming pool. But wade into the luxury real estate market and you'll find swimming pools with bigger price tags than most houses. For a glimpse at how the other half swims, our friends at Move.com compiled a list of some of the most over-the-top pools in America. Click through to see the most outrageous pools around.
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Fans of HBO's southern-fried vampire drama, "True Blood," might recognize this Romanesque "natatorium" as the Vampire Queen of Louisiana's throne room. In reality, this palatial estate is located in the tony environs of Malibu, Calif. No bloodsuckers that far West -- unless you count the Hollywood types.
What does new money smell like? If you live in this upscale Chelsea apartment, it has a hint of chlorine. Most New Yorkers would be thankful for an eat-in kitchen, let alone a 30,000-gallon indoor pool in their living room. Read our past coverage of the home here.
When your Mediterranean-style mansion overlooks some of the most breathtaking coastline in the world, why would you ever settle for the pool? Well, if you live in this mega-mansion, the answer isn't quite so cut and dry.
How's this for perspective? We could make some existential statement about the insignificance of human avarice, but considering that this property practically wraps around the island, we think we'll just bite our tongues.
Resting just across the street from the Pacific, this Kihei, Hawaii residence’s pool creates the illusion that the ocean really begins just off its patio steps. It's the kind of illusion that a nearly $12 million price tag brings you.