By Grace Cassidy
Summer vacations may be in the rearview mirror, but with more than two weeks left in the season and every reason to expect the warm, sunny days to continue well past the autumnal equinox, don’t be too quick to close the books on outdoor entertaining. Here are 13 properties on the market across the country that were made for endless indoor-outdoor living.
This sleek, modern Beverly Hills retreat features a retracting wall of glass doors that allow for an effortless blending of the indoor and outdoor spaces. There are numerous covered terraces, each offering plenty of space for a dining or lounging set, while an organic-shaped pool and spa are ideal for cooling off while watching the sunset. The 8,600-square-foot home is situated on a half-acre of land and hosts six bedrooms and eight full bathrooms.
Found in beautiful Las Vegas, this estate was designed for entertainers. A wall of windows that separates the open-concept interior living space and the outdoor patio easily retracts to allow for effortless indoor-outdoor entertaining. Features include a covered patio, outdoor kitchen, multiple terraces and an herb and vegetable garden. The pool is illuminated at night for swimming any time. And after you’re done cooling off, walk straight into the cabana to enjoy the fire pit.
This spectacular Aspen property enjoys incredible views of nature for miles. The nearly 11,000-square-foot, seven-bedroom home showcases two sets of wide, sliding glass doors that flank the great room and create a truly seamless indoor-outdoor living and entertaining experience. Enjoy shared moments with friends and family on the covered patios, and light up the outdoor fireplaces for a cozy ambiance as the sun sets.
This stunning Austin home spans 5,000 square feet in size on nearly an acre of land. Wide walls of windows found throughout the home allow the natural surroundings to fill the interior, while doors off the living and dining spaces lead outdoors for effortless entertaining. A swimming pool is surrounded by an ample terrace, ideal for drinks and dinner with loved ones and friends. Retreat from the sun under the covered area of the patio.
The largest condo for sale in Bal Harbour, this triple-unit residence includes a generous wrap-around porch that makes it easy to entertain and move between the indoor spaces and the outdoors. With nearly 10,000 square feet in living space, seven bedrooms, two private elevators, and two gourmet kitchens, homeowners have plenty of space to host year-round. The full-service building also features a swimming pool, spa, gym and beach access.
Situated on 2.5 acres of lakefront land in Delray Beach, this 11,500-square-foot, six-bedroom estate was designed with indoor-outdoor living and entertaining in mind. Affectionately known as Villa Ananda, homeowners will enjoy hosting guests on the beautifully manicured grounds, complete with a swimming pool and ample hardscaping. Curl up under the lanai or the bougainvillea-covered pergola, light up the fireplace or fire pit, and cook up delicious meals at the built-in grill.
Hudson Valley, N.Y.
This modern, waterfront masterpiece in the Hudson Valley’s beautiful Hyde Park showcases over 10 acres of property and nearly 20,000 square feet of interior living space, allowing for year-round entertaining. Numerous terraces look out over the water and provide great locales for hosting guests, enjoying drinks and taking in the incredible views of the majestic Hudson River. Wide walls of glass mean that homeowners can enjoy the view any time of year from the comfort of the indoors.
New York City
This ultra-sleek, four-story condo in New York’s West Village features a wall of windows in the double-height great room that showcases the unit’s incredible outdoor living space—while letting abundant natural light fill the interior. In addition to the garden-level patio, a rooftop terrace with an outdoor kitchen makes entertaining during the warmer months a breeze. The condo spans 5,800 square feet in size and is host to four bedrooms and three-and-one-half bathrooms.
The Hamptons, N.Y.
Sited on just under an acre of land in the Hamptons’ sought-after hamlet of Bridgehampton, this 9,000-square-foot, seven-bedroom home is complemented by a generous and thoughtfully designed outdoor living space. The spacious covered terrace is accessed through sliding glass doors, while a pool is ideal for cooling off on hot summer afternoons. The cabana is steps from the pool and complete with an outdoor shower, kitchen and fireplace, plus a full bathroom.
This brand-new build in Amagansett sits on over 2 acres of land, surrounded by over 200 acres of preserve. The 10,000-square-foot home features eight bedrooms, eight full bathrooms, three half-baths and an incredible outdoor living space that makes entertaining simple. Sliding glass doors lead from the open-concept living and dining area directly to the patio, with the pool just steps away.
Located in East Hampton’s Northwest Woods, this 3,700-square-foot home makes indoor-outdoorliving easy. The generous great room features three sets of double doors that open up to the covered patio and swimming pool, while the second-floor terrace offers additional space to enjoy water views. A private beach on Gardiner’s Bay is just a short walk away.
Long Island, N.Y.
This French Tudor-inspired Brookville home is host to six bedrooms, seven full bathrooms, and two half-baths on five private acres. The expansiveness of the interior extends to the outdoor living space, featuring a generous terrace with an outdoor kitchen and a spacious pool surrounded by patio space with room for lounging chairs. Numerous French doors allow for effortless indoor-outdoor living and entertaining.
Situated in sought-after Atlantic Beach, this 7,000-square-foot waterfront property makes indoor-outdoor living and entertaining simple. The generous dining room effortlessly transforms into a covered outdoor retreat, complete with a wall of glass doors that open to the pool-side patio. Speakers found throughout the home and outdoor area allow for seamless ambiance setting, while water views are enjoyed from nearly anywhere on the property.