Beautifully designed outdoor spaces with high-end amenities are having a moment that isn’t likely to end any time soon. After all, it’s these extras that can make an ordinary home into a luxury home and a luxury home into an elevated one. And while outdoor space is particularly coveted during the pandemic, it’s also something that can be enjoyed long term and potentially improve the resale value of a property. Here are some of the best outdoor space trends we’ve been seeing in some of the top luxury homes on the market.
Outdoor Living Rooms
The amazing thing about living in California is the ability to have an indoor/outdoor lifestyle, even with a condo or high-rise apartment. We see this on the balcony of this Wilshire Corridor residence. There’s plenty of room to sit and enjoy the magnificent view from this luxurious Century City building. The outdoor sofa, chairs, and coffee table make this a perfect gathering spot to sit and meet with friends and family, enjoy a charcuterie board and a glass of wine or simply have some quiet time to appreciate the spectacular view.
Outdoor Dining Rooms
If Covid has done anything, it’s made outdoor gathering space essential. The outdoor dining space at this stunning Pacific Palisades home has everything an indoor dining room has plus much more, including gorgeous light fixtures and bold curtains, along with the jaw-dropping view. It’s a one-of-a-kind place for regular meals with families or to throw large dinner parties.
Why watch television inside when you can do it outside? While this is currently a trend, outdoor televisions are surely on their way to becoming the standard for high-end outdoor spaces. A great example of this is the outdoor television at this gorgeous Toronto estate. Situated above the outdoor fireplace, this home has the ideal ambiance for outdoor movies nights or football parties on Sunday. If you’re feeling inspired to get a television for your backyard, just make sure to install it away from the elements.
Tennis anyone? Installing a tennis court is a smart use of land. Take the tennis court at Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel’s Hollywood Hills home, for example. This tennis court is more than a place for a friendly game; it adds value to this truly unique property. Best of all, it’s lit, so you can play a game at whatever hour the mood strikes you.
Firepits have probably been the biggest backyard essential during the pandemic. They create an ambiance of fun, a place to hang out late into the night, and even to roast a marshmallow or make delicious smores. This traditional-style home in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles has so many amazing features, and the firepit is one of the many amenities that this sleek, modern property has.
What’s the point of living in a warm climate like Arizona in a beautiful French Country style estate unless you have a place to cook outside? Just a barbeque isn’t quite enough, and you really need a complete outdoor kitchen. Fortunately, this home in Scottsdale has it all, including a built-in barbeque, large countertop, and a place for a small refrigerator. After all, with all the swimming you can do in the pool, you’re bound to get hungry.
Pools & Hot Tubs
Speaking of pools— pools and hot tubs are a must for luxury homes, especially in warmer climates. This newly constructed modern Mediterranean estate in Scottsdale has a great outdoor area with a beautifully tiled pool and hot tub. The pool is a great place to cool off on those sizzling Arizona days, while the hot tub is the right spot for relaxing.
Just because you live in a condo doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be able to enjoy some of the same amenities popular in single-family homes. We see this at this Empire West residence in Los Angeles. This luxurious high-rise building has many outdoor amenities on the roof deck, including a firepit, pool, hot tub, and lounge area. These spaces are ideal for inviting over friends or perhaps even connecting with neighbors. Did we mention the views? No matter the reason, it’s a beautiful place to experience everything Los Angeles life has to offer.