Longer days and warmer nights encourage lingering longer outdoors. These four homes—in locations from Manhattan to Malibu—have terraces perfect for taking in some fresh air and soaking up the sun.
Classic Hamptons Haven
East Hampton, New York | Ginger Thoerner, Marilyn Clark, Debby Koster, & Raquel Lopez, Sotheby’s International Realty – Bridgehampton Brokerage
Minutes from the best beaches, this classic Shingle-style home is a peaceful East Hampton haven on 1.8 acres in the desirable Georgica neighborhood. The sophisticated light-filled interiors include living and dining rooms, a custom kitchen, a family or sitting room, a billiards room, a wine cellar, seven bedrooms, and a den or media room. A breezy terrace runs along the back of the home, overlooking and giving way to an alluring swimming pool, lush landscaping, a sunny green lawn, and a tennis court.
Dramatic Hillside Contemporary
This stunning 8,376-square-foot contemporary residence revels in dramatic ocean and sunset views from its private perch on a quiet hillside. The fluid floor plan features an open living and dining area, a luxurious master suite, a spacious family room, a game room, and an office suite, many with floor-to-ceiling windows. Expanses of terraces—including a refreshing pool and an infinity-edge spa—wrap around the home on both levels, encouraging appreciation of the uninterrupted vista.
Upper East Side Escape
New York, New York | Stan Ponte, Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan
Consummately private and wonderfully bright, this chic, cheerful 4,050-square-foot penthouse residence in the Manhattan House exemplifies enjoyable modern style. Highlights include a spacious living room with a custom fireplace, a formal dining room, a windowed chef’s kitchen, and a den, media room, or fourth bedroom. Enveloping the entire home is a planted and irrigated terrace offering 2,150 square feet of enviable outdoor space with a sweeping view of the Manhattan skyline. Residents benefit from a 24-hour doorman, concierge services, a gym, and private gardens.
Casa La Luna
Santa Fe, New Mexico | Darlene Streit, Sotheby’s International Realty – Santa Fe – 326 Grant Avenue Brokerage
Nestled amid arroyos, rock formations, and old-growth piñon and juniper trees on the edge of a national forest, 13,400-square-foot Casa la Luna unites a historic 1920s home with a sleek modern addition, all filled with magical light and breathtaking views. An open-air courtyard with a fountain and fire pit represents the four elements—fire, air, water, and earth—with a symbol of each aligned with its respective cardinal point. The grounds also include a tennis court, a giant sundial, and a life-size chess board.
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