This pool is cool year-round


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One of the most spectacular features of a Mission Hills, Kan., home is its indoor swimming pool.

The natatorium is 55 feet long, with a spa at the end and a fountain in the center. A brick-paved deck surrounds the pool. Through French doors at one end of the pool is a ballroom that seats 90. The bar is on the other end.

The bar area was designed with drama in mind. The first feature that captures your eye is the recessed, deep-rose stained glass in the ceiling. Next is the mirrored back bar with glass shelves and indirect lighting.