Hot Homes: Beautiful Outdoor Entertaining Areas for Warm Weather Months

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It’s no surprise that indoor-outdoor living is one of the most desired amenities as more homebuyers desire a vacation-like escape just a few feet away. A blissful extension of any home, these outdoor environments are perfect for a refreshing dip in the pool, creating intimate nights with friends and family, and enjoying all nature has to offer.

These four for-sale homes provide a picture-perfect outdoor entertaining ambience to enjoy the year’s long summer days and nights.   

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Pacific Palisades, California

15204 Friends St | $6,275,000, 4 Bed, 4 Bath, 7,732 Square Foot Lot

Once home to star Laura Dern and Ben Harper, this property sits on a star-studded street with various celebrity and movie-star owners. Situated just 50 feet from the bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this enchanting Mediterranean recently underwent a $1.5M renovation bringing a stunning new modern look throughout. Highlights include new technology, real stone, Moroccan tile and more. The property also comes with the option to buy turnkey completely fully furnished including the seller’s eclectic art collection. Buyers will love the charming arched doorways, wood beams, and lush foliage that provides privacy in this calming, nature-filled estate. The gourmet kitchen features Viking appliances and provides the perfect space for entertaining with indoor and outdoor accessibility. The backyard includes a built-in pizza oven, barbecue area, a covered heated outdoor seating area, pool, 1/2 bath, outdoor shower, and a Crestron smart home system with speakers throughout. The home is being listed with Anthony Marguleas of Amalfi Estates.

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Costa Elena, Costa Rica

Bay Villa 18, Costa Elena | $1.45M, 4 Bed + Studio Bungalow, 5 Bath, 4,553 Square Feet

 Costa Elena is one of Costa Rica’s under-the-radar luxury destinations offering unique ocean view properties in close proximity to pristine white sand beaches. The community’s Bay Villa 18 listing offers contemporary and authentic design celebrating indoor-outdoor luxury living while integrating symbiotically with the natural landscape and panoramic setting. Sitting on a half-acre homesite and nestled into the forest, Bay Villa 18 delivers an incredible panoramic view of Bolaños Island and luxurious barefoot living at its best. Upon entry, the open floor plan gives way to the sounds of nature – relaxing all senses and creating a harmony with the spectacle of beauty around them. The property is being listed exclusively with ACT Compass.

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Pasadena, California

The Terraces at the Ambassador Gardens | $3.68M, 3 Bed, 5 Bath, 2 Half Bath, 3,947 Square Feet 

The Terraces at the Ambassador Gardens by etco Homes boasts a collection of 60 contemporary flats and townhomes located in the historic Ambassador Gardens. Featuring interiors by Los Angeles-based designers Casa Stilo and Meredith Baer and priced from the mid $2 millions, residences range from approximately 3,040 to 4,430 square feet and offer three- and four-bedroom floorplans and up to three baths and two powder rooms. Residents enjoy a dedicated concierge and security features with each tri-level townhome featuring private elevators, butler’s pantries, personal four-car garages, rooftop terraces and more. Set against a backdrop of lush foliage and greenery, the outdoor terrace is an idyllic and verdant place for outdoor entertaining. The Terraces is located within walking distance to the fashionable and landmark Old-Town Pasadena area offering residents a unique variety of historical, cultural, shopping and food destinations. The sales gallery is now open by appointment for private showings or via virtual tour. To learn more visit Terraces at Ambassador Gardens.

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Los Angeles, California

2031 Roscomare Rd | $8,995,000, 7 Bed, 8 Bath, 8,125 Square Feet

This new construction property offers a unique opportunity to own in prestigious, Bel Air. The 130-foot driveway immerses you into this lush oasis tucked high and behind the road. As you enter, water tranquility flows beneath the entrance and under the stairway, creating a welcome unlike any other. The indoor/outdoor flow expands out to the infinity-edge saltwater, heated pool and spa. Entertain with your rooftop deck, six seat theater, bar, 150 bottle wine rack, two firepits, BBQ, meditation deck area and outdoor bath to truly be one with nature on this huge lot. The kitchen centers a massive 15-foot Italian leather marble island with Wolf appliances including espresso machine, double oven, steam oven, recessed hood, sub-zero fridge, and three wine fridges. The master stuns with the transparent fireplace flowing to the stone tub and rain shower with body sprays and steam shower. Custom white oak cabinets and doors, closets, bathrooms with concrete and stone sinks, terrazzo stone tubs, smart home with security cameras, Sonos sound & lighting. The property is being listed with Jesse Zamora of GLOBL Red.

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