8 Homes to Host Your Own Olympic Events
4325 Caughlin Parkway, Reno, Nev.
Price: $2.4 million
Anyone with vocal cords and a fat checkbook can order up an Olympic-sized swimming pool, but it takes a special somebody to realize they won't be racing the Aussies and Russians any time soon and cut the whole thing down to a two-lane affair. The owners of this property reached just such a conclusion when they built their regulation lap pool outside their 5,850-square-foot home with gorgeous views of America's Biggest Little City. The adjacent outdoor hot tub gives competitors a place to relax after beating their best time, while the family room's exercise area, wet bar and surround sound system is a great spot to wait for the postgame results.
380 College St., Adams, Ore.
Price: $1.6 million
High dive? Please. It's just not in human nature to take yourself to the loftiest heights possible and heave yourself off, twisting into pikes along the way. This 5,000-square-foot home in Adams gets it right by limiting the dive to just above the waterline and letting divers take in the horizon views of the surrounding 10-acre property. That's a more alluring proposition for divers staying in the 2,300-square foot pool/guest house with a herringbone pattern brick floor, hearth with a gas fireplace, built-in cabinets with butcher block tops, a loft large enough for four queen-sized beds, a brick-covered patio and a wood-burning brick outdoor fireplace. The bathroom is modeled after a locker room and features a steam shower and sauna to complement the outdoor shower, patio swing and outdoor spa outside. Let the aspiring Greg Louganises belly flop their way to glory. You have a sunset to watch.