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Tour this amazing home with a meandering lazy river in its backyard — it's for sale

by Katherine Martinelli / / Source: Zillow

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The original owner of this 7-bedroom, 8-bathroom, 10,050-square-foot home had already spent about $8 million building it when his son sent him a photo of a lazy river at the Hawaii hotel where he was staying.

Home with a lazy river in the backyard
John Martorano Photography / Courtesy of Zillow

Enchanted and determined to build one himself, the owner took out an additional $2-million loan — which he then defaulted on.

Home with a lazy river
John Martorano Photography / Courtesy of Zillow
Home with a lazy river
John Martorano Photography / Courtesy of Zillow

That is how the current owner, who lives in Hong Kong, was able to purchase the foreclosed property as an investment for just $2.7 million.

Home with a lazy river
John Martorano Photography / Courtesy of Zillow
Home with a lazy river
John Martorano Photography / Courtesy of Zillow

After completing construction on the lazy river, he’s now selling the Boulder City, NV property for $8 million.

Home with a lazy river
John Martorano Photography / Courtesy of Zillow

Listing agent Leo Mendoza of Keller Williams Realty predicts that the next owner will be a celebrity (he’s already shown the home to several familiar names).

Home with a lazy river
IMAGENIX / Courtesy of Zillow
Home with a lazy river
John Martorano Photography / Courtesy of Zillow

Word on the street is that Justin Timberlake was interested when the home initially went on the market.

Home with a lazy river
John Martorano Photography / Courtesy of Zillow

“It’s a very unique property,” says Mendoza. “I get calls all the time to record reality shows, but [the association] doesn’t allow short-term rentals.”

Home with a lazy river
John Martorano Photography / Courtesy of Zillow

The house will, however, be featured on an HGTV program called Amazing Water Homes.

Home with a lazy river
IMAGENIX / Courtesy of Zillow
Home with a lazy river
John Martorano Photography / Courtesy of Zillow

Obviously, the lazy river — which holds 75,000 gallons of water and requires 25 pumps to run — is the star attraction, but there’s plenty to make this property noteworthy.

Home with a lazy river
John Martorano Photography / Courtesy of Zillow

The swimming pool holds 45,000 gallons of water and features a 20-foot diving pool.

Home with a lazy river
John Martorano Photography / Courtesy of Zillow

There’s a tennis court, two putting greens, a wine cellar and a 10-car garage. It has pretty much every in-home amenity you can think of.

Home with a lazy river
John Martorano Photography / Courtesy of Zillow

Mendoza says the Boulder City location is ideal.

Home with a lazy river
John Martorano Photography / Courtesy of Zillow

There is an area nearby, he says, where “bighorns come down to eat grass, and you can get so close to them that you can feed them.”

Home with a lazy river
John Martorano Photography / Courtesy of Zillow
Home with a lazy river
John Martorano Photography / Courtesy of Zillow

The city, which was originally constructed for the people who built the nearby Hoover Dam, is just 26 miles southeast of Las Vegas.

Home with a lazy river
John Martorano Photography / Courtesy of Zillow

“This is probably the most expensive home in Boulder City,” says Mendoza. “I’ve seen a lot of properties in Boulder City, and there’s nothing like this house.”

Home with a lazy river
John Martorano Photography / Courtesy of Zillow

Photos by John Martorano Photography.

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