The Lounge Life: Seven Homes with Stylish Outdoor Living Spaces

The long days of summer make us all want to linger longer out of doors. These seven outdoor living spaces—in locations from the California coast to a historic Hamptons village—encourage soaking up the fresh air in style.

Splendor in Sagaponack

On a quiet cul-de-sac near the ocean, this stylishly traditional new eight-bedroom home exemplifies Hamptons country living at its finest. It offers formal living and dining rooms, a great room, a thoughtfully appointed kitchen, recreational areas, abundant natural light, and every desirable amenity. Adjoining a 15-acre reserve, the lushly landscaped 1.24-acre grounds are best enjoyed from spacious stone patios that overlook and surround a relaxing pool and spa and afford iconic pastoral views.

Offered at: $11,495,000
Location: 46 Masefield Close, Sagaponack, NY 11962


The Perfect Panoramas of Pacific Palisades

Breathtaking ocean, mountain, and sunset views can be enjoyed from nearly every vantage of this striking multilevel contemporary home. The interiors have a bright, airy quality thanks to dramatic ceiling heights, a soothing neutral palette, and plentiful windows. The enticing central courtyard of the three-bedroom home includes a dining area, an outdoor kitchen, and a fireplace, while a grand entertaining terrace adjoins the main living and dining areas, and two ocean-view patios are located on the upper level.

Offered at: $9,250,000
Location: 301 Mount Holyoke Avenue, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272


Eye-Catching Architecture in Venice Beach

Designed by renowned architect Frederick Fisher, this distinctive three-bedroom home on a rare double lot exemplifies timeless, composed design, featuring an organic palette, handcrafted elements, soft natural light, and vintage furnishings. In the peaceful wood-paneled living, dining, and kitchen area, steel-framed walls of glass open to two tranquil courtyards—one for lounging, one for dining—that are walled for privacy. These serene spaces continue the sleek, clean, but welcoming style of the interiors.

Offered at: $5,550,000
Location: 550 Rialto Avenue, Venice, CA 90291


Mediterranean Style at Mayacama

This elegant Mediterranean-style estate is sited on approximately 1.34 acres at the Mayacama Golf Club and offers four bedrooms and two one-bedroom guest casitas. In the great room—which includes casual living and dining areas and an elegantly appointed gourmet kitchen—glass doors fold back to access a loggia with a warming stone fireplace and a sweeping view of the golf course. Beyond is a patio offering alfresco dining space and a sunny lounging area beside the distinctive two-level infinity-edge pool and spa.

Offered at: $4,200,000
Location: 5722 Cottage Ridge Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Pebble Beach Fairway Villa

Enjoying a prized perch on the 16th Fairway of the Pebble Beach Golf Links, this five-bedroom Mediterranean villa has an air of Old World refinement, with oak floors, coved and cathedral ceilings, crown molding, and marble baths. In addition to a “grand room,” a gourmet kitchen, a bar, and a wine cellar, the elegant stone terrace surrounding a pool, spa, and built-in grill makes this an excellent venue for relaxing and entertaining while appreciating dramatic views of the golf course and the Pacific Ocean.

Offered at: $19,500,000
Location: 3208 Stillwater Lane, Pebble Beach, CA 93953


California’s Bella Vista

Nestled into a terraced hillside just steps from Tiburon’s quaint downtown area, this alluring four-bedroom, 3,691-square-fot home has views that sweep from Mt. Tamalpais to the San Francisco skyline. Several rooms open to outdoor spaces that include a cool, secluded covered balcony with a hot tub and water views and an expansive sun terrace for lounging above lush gardens reminiscent of the Cinque Terre. Past the trellised vines, flowering roses, and fruit and specimen trees are hillsides and tranquil enveloping waters.

Offered at: $5,695,000
Location: 31 Alcatraz Ave, Belvedere, CA 94920


Elegant Santa Fe Adobe Estate

Exceptional quality and understated elegance meet in this 5,317-square-foot estate, filled with such classic Santa Fe–style appointments as ceiling vigas, hand-troweled plaster walls, kiva fireplaces, brick and wood floors, stacked stone accents, and hand-carved and antique doors. Beautifully designed and landscaped decks, patios, and portales offer multiple spots for taking in remarkable views of the Santa Fe River Valley, Picacho Peak, and the regal expanse of the Santa Fe National Forest.

Offered at: $3,875,000
Location: 890 Paseo De Don Carlos, Santa Fe, NM 87501



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