The El Campo home featuring what is billed as the world’s largest backyard swimming pool could be yours for $5m, along with 40 acres of Coastal Bend land and a 5-bedroom, 7,329 sq.-ft. mansion, and more.
Here we are, high above the $3 million backyard resort’s 2-acre footprint.
One of the two hot tubs seats 25-30 and that swim-up bar you see set homeowner Mike Mobley back $200,000. (The complex is the jewel in the portfolio of Conroe’s Kuykendall Custom Pools.) The 600,000-gallon pool also features a 21-foot slide, no fewer than six waterfalls, and Pompeiian quantities of mosaics: 125 of them by one estimate.
The saltwater pool complex will run you about $30,000 annually to maintain.
Floaters on the pool’s 500-foot, adjustable-speed lazy river are greeted with an authentic Astroworld artifact: the sign from the amusement park’s Thunder River whitewater ride!
Snooze by the quartet under the thatched roof of this poolside palapa…
Swing into the depths Tarzan-style from the gunite boughs of this artificial tree. “Just the tree alone to build that there is $15,000 to 18,000,” Mobley said four months ago.
Another aerial view of the compound.
While we’re here we might as well take a look inside the house that comes with the pool…
There’s a gas-log fireplace and plenty of trophy space on the walls of the wood-paneled study.
The dining area, complete with another gas-log fireplace, is adjoined by the kitchen, a butler’s pantry and a breakfast room…
Ponder the mysteries of the deep in the formal living room’s custom freshwater aquarium…
Here is the master bedroom, home to another gas-log fireplace…
And the master bath…
The media room sports “custom media carpet” and another fireplace, this one of the wood-burning variety…
…And two-level seating.
The family room…
And the quartet of secondary bedrooms…
Take down a virtual buck or sink the 8-ball in the capacious gameroom with built-in speakers. (Video game consoles and pool table not included.)
The gameroom has its own kitchen, complete with mesquite bartop.
Gather around the wood-burning fireplace amid the Viking appliances in the outdoor kitchen…
In-law invasion? Stash them in this 2,769-sq.ft. guest house, with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths.
The modern barn features two air-conditioned apartments upstairs…
…And room for all your toys downstairs.
Parking is ample for your poolside ragers.
The palms were flown in from Florida. Their airfare? $250,000.
- 557 County Rd. 451 [HAR]
Photos: Mel Garrett
This is not the largest backyard swimming pool the one House in River Oaks Swimming pool is like 50% bigger
Is this what happens when someone in the trailer park wins a lottery?
Another example of money does not buy taste.
Favorite Houston Design Cliché, Best Demolition, AND Best Body of Water
This propertty is ok: I’d landscape the backyard pool area to shield the ugly metal garage/warehouse buildings. I’d get rid of the tacky sign over the waterfall. The east/southeast area of Harris County is more flood prone.BTW,there is a home in River Oaks that has 3 pools: one of which is a small lake-large enough to boat in .
“…tacky sign above the waterfall.”?!?? That’s probably the best part of the property. I’d take that sign in a heartbeat (if I had the cash….)
It was once featured on HGTV’s Million Dollar Rooms and covered my several local media outlets. Who’s going to buy that?
I don’t even have to meet these people to know these people. Looks like a Tammy Faye Bakker/Sigfried and Roy design. In a word: Atrocious.
Oh, the humanity!
KTRK did a story about this place last summer. A couple of days later they had to remind their viewers that this is a private home and the pool isn’t open to uninvited, out-of-town strangers. They interviewed some girl who’d driven from Houston to enjoy the pool and was completely flummoxed that she wasn’t welcomed with open arms. Evidently, so were many others. Good times.
They publicized the heck out this place. I hope the new owners are prepared!
Great place to play a drinking game where if you see a star, you have to take a drink. Should be drunk by the time you get to the second floor…
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Are those freakin alligators in the master bedroom?!?!?
It is a little gaudy but that doesn’t bother me one bit. What bothers me is that massive ugly garage so close to the main house. With 40 acres I woulda thunk they could have found a slightly more secluded location for it.
Nice except for the current owner’s (or stager’s) attraction to dead animals (wall decorations and rugs).
Padraig…El Campo is southwest of Houston about half way to Victoria.
It’s in El Campo. That should tell you something right there.
I remember the news story about it and they said the pool was open to everyone, so they brought that on themselves.
Funny………I was just thinking “This looks like the kinda trashy pile ‘commonsense’ would live in”……..
Word around town is that JJ Watt is interested in the property, I guess we’ll see if that plays out.