Warmer days and nights encourage lingering longer outdoors. These six alluring terraces—in locations from the heart of Manhattan to a Southern California lakeside—encourage soaking up the fresh air and sun in style.
Light-Filled Living in Los Feliz
Exemplifying crisp contemporary style, this 6,680-square-foot home in a coveted Los Feliz neighborhood boasts an indoor-outdoor swimming pool, a home theater, and light-filled spaces with banks of windows and disappearing walls of glass. The master suite occupies an entire floor and accesses a private terrace, while the chic public spaces—six bedrooms, a sophisticated living room, a stylish formal dining area, and a sleek epicurean’s kitchen—open seamlessly to an enviable terrace with a sweeping skyline view.
Offered at: $5,799,000
Location: 1961 De Mille Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027
This light-filled triplex penthouse is a paradigm of luxurious modern style. Linked by an elevator and a regal spiral staircase are five bedrooms and full-floor living, dining, and entertaining area that includes a chic, well-outfitted kitchen with a breakfast nook. The residence also offers more than 1,300 square feet of enjoyable alfresco living space, including a courtyard terrace with a Viking grill and built-in speakers and a sun-drenched balcony terrace with an outdoor shower.
Offered at: $34,950 per month
Location: 43 Clarkson Street Penthouse, New York, NY 10014
Southern California Spanish Colonial Estate
This handsome Spanish Colonial–style estate is sited on approximately two acres in the foothills of Montecito’s coveted ‘Golden Quadrangle’. It features four bedrooms, impressive custom cabinetry and stonework, Saltillo and Moroccan tiles, antique wood beams, and other eye-catching details throughout. Plentiful windows and French doors offer views of mature trees, the ocean, and mountains, and several rooms open to one of a variety of terraces overlooking a heated swimming pool surrounded by a swath of lush lawn.
Offered at: $11,750,000
Location: 1333 E Mountain Drive, Montecito, CA 93108
Santa Fe Sanctuary
Secluded on Santa Fe’s historic Eastside, this sophisticated five-bedroom residence features an impressive owners’ suite with a fireplace and a room-sized closet, an office, a family room, a den, an eat-in kitchen, luxurious amenities, and custom appointments. Appreciation of Santa Fe’s clear blue skies is easy thanks to two traditional portales—one designed for alfresco dining area and the other overlooking a tranquil koi pond. Surrounded by aspen trees, the grand patio is warmed by a fire pit and has dramatic mountain views.
Offered at: $3,600,000
Location: 1110 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Lavish Lakeside Getaway
On the shores of Lake Sherwood, this tastefully remodeled and expanded three-bedroom home is perfectly perched to make the most of its enviable setting. Both the formal dining room and an updated great room with a wall of windows access a covered and open-air deck with a sweeping 180-degree vista of hillsides and water. Stone paths meander through lawn, gardens, and fruit trees to a private dock on the lake.
Offered at: $3,385,000
Location: 296 David Lane, Lake Sherwood, CA 91361
Sweeping Views from the Sweeney Building
Enjoying truly dazzling views of the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, the Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and the Manhattan skyline, this light-flooded penthouse loft is a stylish oasis in a desirable location. The Sweeney Building offers residents a 24-hour doorman, a bike room, a gym, and storage space. The home features an open-plan living, dining, and kitchen area with oversized windows; three stylish and serene bedrooms; and a 1,049-square-foot rooftop terrace perfect for appreciating the iconic surroundings.
Offered at: $4,988,000
Location: 30 Main Street PHB, Brooklyn, NY 11201