Phenomenal Pool Featured on HGTV's 'Million Dollar Rooms'
If you love ogling at the sensational spaces shown on HGTV's Million Dollar Rooms, then today's cool house is for you. Set just outside of Seattle on upscale Mercer Island, this Japanese-inspired home and its jaw-dropping pool were featured on the show earlier this year.
The owners of the 8,000-square-foot estate spent five years constructing the pool wing, which was inspired by a crayon drawing by their 9-year-old son. The result? A 3,000-square-foot tropical oasis with a 40,000-gallon pool, solid granite boulders, cascading waterfalls and lush plants. The room's top-of-the-line pool cleaning system works without chlorine, allowing the space to double as a greenhouse that supports exotic flowers and citrus trees not native to Washington State.
One of the most striking – and expensive – elements of the room is the Japanese Shinzuka roof structure. Ten woodworkers labored for more than 18 months to create and install the trusses, which interlock without a single nail or screw. The solid Bubinga wood alone cost $500,000 to import into the United States, while the construction cost more than $3 million.
After a dip in the pool, you can unwind in the one-of-a-kind shower room, surrounded by massive basalt columns that cost $10K a pop. Or perhaps grab a drink at the adjacent bar, fashioned by a master craftsman from copper, granite and solid Bubinga. Tell us, where would we find you in this incredible residence?