Perched on rooftops from SoHo to Southern California, these enviable terraces allow for alfresco entertaining, dining, and relaxation in a lofty location, often with an uninterrupted panorama.
Island-Inspired Oceanside Oasis
Affording the consummate Florida lifestyle, this 1.4-acre estate exemplifies understated Caribbean-inspired elegance and takes full advantage of its oceanfront location. Its light-filled, view-focused interiors comprise 11 bedrooms, a wine cellar, a theater, a fitness center, a catering kitchen, and plentiful spaces for indoor-outdoor living and entertaining, including a rooftop terrace with a breathtaking panorama. The property also offers a delightful “Cabana House,” a four-bedroom guesthouse, a swimming pool with a waterslide and a spa, a half basketball court, and a putting green.
Offered at: $49,500,000
Location: North Palm Beach, FL 33408
Masterful Modern Retreat with Ocean and Bay Views
On approximately 2.4 acres with direct water frontage and a dock, this striking new residence designed by a noted Manhattan architect has a light-filled floor plan that includes a living room with fireplace, an open dining area, and a sleek kitchen, all with floor-to-ceiling walls of glass that open to a deck and a heated infinity-edge swimming pool. The spacious roof deck has a thoughtful glass railing that allows for uninterrupted panoramic views of the ocean and the bay.
Offered at: $19,995,000
Location: 40 Dune Road, Bridgehampton, NY 11932
Artfully Designed SoHo Penthouse
Designed for the most stylish living and entertaining, this three-bedroom loft penthouse offers a spacious living and dining room, an expertly appointed chef’s kitchen, a great room, and other alluring spaces that deftly blend prewar architecture with industrial modern elements. A perfect pied-à-terre, it features multiple lushly landscaped outdoor oases that include one terrace for grilling and gardening, a secluded second terrace with an enviable open-air hot tub, and a 50-foot western sun terrace for grand outdoor entertaining and private relaxation.
Offered at: $7,995,000
Location: 82 Greene Street, Apt PH5, New York, NY 10012
Captivating San Francisco Contemporary
Impressively chic, this contemporary five-bedroom home is filled with natural hues and inviting open spaces, creating an ideal backdrop for art and entertaining. Indoor-outdoor living was prioritized in its design, with such comfortable gathering spaces as family and dining-living rooms, a well-equipped kitchen with a grilling deck, a fourth-level lounge with a terrace, and a glass-railed roof deck with 360-degree views of San Francisco landmarks—including the Golden Gate Bridge—and the bay.
Offered at: $6,595,000
Location: 268 Mallorca Way, San Francisco, CA 94123
Classical Connecticut Elegance
Recently constructed in a premier downtown Greenwich location a short distance from restaurants, shops, and the train, this timeless three-bedroom residence offers 4,198 square feet of sophisticated, light-filled interiors characterized by magnificent architectural detail, extraordinary craftsmanship, and clean, elegant Connecticut classicism. Encouraging outdoor enjoyment are a beautiful private backyard with granite terraces surrounding a heated saltwater pool and a fabulous rooftop deck with a gas fireplace and a wet bar.
Offered at: $4,950,000
Location: 138 Milbank Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830
Los Angeles Contemporary with Views of the Valley
Designed by an award-winning architectural firm, this five-bedroom, 3,730-square-foot home is a paradigm of striking contemporary style. The living and dining rooms are perfect for gatherings large or small, the sleek kitchen has been outfitted with Sub-Zero and Miele appliances, and Fleetwood sliding doors open to a magnificent roof terrace where grilling, dining, and lounging takes place amid the treetops. The views extend over the enticing pool and spa to become impressively, dramatically expansive.
Offered at: $4,595,000
Location: 2660 Skywin Way, Los Angeles, CA 90046