8 Homes with Summer-Ready Outdoor Spaces

July 21, 2020

Summer is upon us and as we begin to transition out of lockdowns and back to “normal” life, many homeowners are starting to reevaluate what they look for in a home, including the importance of having outdoor spaces to retreat to with friends and family. The convenience of living in a major metro is giving way to an appreciation for privacy, space, and outdoor activities. From coast to coast, we’ve gathered a collection of homes across the Americas that define outdoor enjoyment in sophisticated style.

Spicewood, Texas

This timeless classic located on Lake Travis has everything you need to enjoy a summer at home. With a “Walk to the Lake” shoreline, private boat dock, and access to the community amenities that include a lazy river swim park, 150 slip large yacht marina, and clubhouse, this home is just about as perfect for summer as it gets. Modern interiors meet a classic ranch architecture, this 5 bedroom, 7,973 square foot home has something for everyone.

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Summer doesn’t get better than at this one-of-a-kind resort residence nestled in the heart of historic Old Town, Niagara on the Lake. Reminiscent of an olde English estate, this sprawling ranch bungalow, and outdoor oasis includes a 39′ x 18′ inground heated pool with pergola waterfalls, remote-controlled safety cover, outdoor kitchen, pump/pool house, and two storage sheds. For those looking to escape the major metros of the Americas, this charming classic features everything you may need spread out on almost an acre of land. Own a piece of Niagara on the Lake’s historic past while you enjoy walkable proximity to wineries, shops, trails, award-winning restaurants, and breathtaking sunsets.

Nashville, Tennessee 

This turn-key estate is primely situated on one of the most beloved streets minutes from Downtown, Green Hills Mall, and the Nashville International Airport. Nestled in a 2-acre private gated sanctuary, this European chateau includes an outdoor pool and amenities that define pure summer luxury. The interior comes complete with a bar, gym, and private music studio, all combining to make for the perfect summer in Music City.

Long Beach, New York

Located directly on the Atlantic and only 40-minutes from Manhattan, this award-winning home has expansive horizon views of Long Island’s most beautiful beach from every angle. Designed by famed NYC architect West Chin, it redefines indoor-outdoor living as the 3-ton retractable glass ocean-facing wall opens in seconds to invite the sand, waves, and ocean breeze indoors. Whether gazing at the ocean from the upper balconies or lounging in the privacy of the lower level’s deck complete with salt-water pool, outdoor kitchen, cabana and fire pit – the home defines ocean living and modernity.

St. Helena, California

If summers in a vineyard are more your style, this stunning Napa Valley contemporary masterpiece is for you. Gorgeous terraces wrap around much of the 4 bed, 7 bath main residence offering exquisite indoor/outdoor living. Within the open and voluminous interior, the chef’s kitchen and dining area transition to the main outdoor terrace as the floor-to-ceiling glass gracefully rises for spectacular views and sunsets over the pool and spa. This breathtaking masterpiece includes the main residence, guest home, wellness pavilion, tennis/sport, and bocce courts, putting green and private pools.

Mont-Tremblant, Quebec

Overlooking Lac-Tremblant. and located in the internationally renowned ski resort Mont-Tremblant, Canada, this 3-acre lot is a true masterpiece for year-round living. The home includes 3 buildings; the main house, a guest apartment conveniently located above the garage, and a private the aquatic pavilion with its own private living space overlooking the spectacular waterfall and private access to the lake. Summers on the water and winters on the slopes, this home is a year-round entertainer’s dream.

Boucherville, Quebec

If regal is more your style, this castle-like home in the prestigious Boisé sector of Boucherville might be right up your alley. From its estate-like curb-appeal to the imposing stone façade and exquisite master bedroom, this property delivers a real sense of grandeur all the way through to the backyard oasis featuring an inground pool, outdoor bar & kitchen, hot & cold spa, sauna outdoor lounge, day beds, and swings.

Saddle River, New Jersey

This strikingly ornate palace is filled with exquisite European craftsmanship, modern amenities, and is only minutes outside of New York City. A summer dream, this architectural classic features impressive indoor and outdoor gunite swimming pools and jacuzzis, a regulation-sized indoor racquetball court, and an outdoor lit tennis court. The interior is no disappointment either, with a billiard room, library, state of the art home theater, temperature-controlled wine cellar, sauna, steam room, plunge pool, gym, and more. Four floors of 32,500 square feet include a 2,200 square foot ballroom and an adjacent great room, atrium, and dining room provide for endless opportunities for entertainment.

 

 

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