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Cookbook author Claudia Roden’s assertion that “everything tastes better outdoors” is certainly true at these five homes, where meals come with a side of fresh air and vistas ranging from the Pacific Ocean to the sparkling New York City skyline.
Santa Barbara, California | Maureen McDermut, Sotheby’s International Realty – Montecito – Coast Village Road Brokerage
This irreplaceable four-bedroom villa is an Old World–inspired escape offering living and dining rooms, a generous kitchen, a den, a wine cellar, and numerous outdoor living spaces. On an elevated terrace of its own is an alfresco kitchen pergola—shaded by deeply hued wood beams above—that features a grill, burners, a sink, and a refrigerator. It gazes out over the home’s heated infinity pool and spa, lush lawn, colorful gardens, and citrus and avocado orchard toward the ocean.
Santa Fe, New Mexico | Darlene Streit, Sotheby’s International Realty – Santa Fe – 326 Grant Avenue Brokerage
Enjoying dramatic Sangre de Cristo Mountain views from its location in a historic neighborhood, this impressive, gated estate reflects a rare blend of contemporary style and traditional Santa Fe architecture. It includes a stunning new five-bedroom residence with a 500-bottle wine room, a tastefully remodeled two-bedroom guesthouse, a tranquil courtyard fountain, a private well, and solar power. Flawless outdoor entertaining is easy thanks to a roof deck with a sweeping panorama and a breezy portal with a kitchen featuring a grill and a pizza oven.
This magnificent residence in a prestigious Houston neighborhood is replete with regal details, from intricate onyx and marble floors to vintage chandeliers. Highlights include a spacious dining room, a kitchen with two islands and commercial-grade appliances, a billiards or media room, and four luxurious bedrooms. Surrounding a spa and a pool with a dramatic fountain and other water features are a series of covered and open-air outdoor spaces, among them a shady terrace designed for poolside grilling and dining.
New York, New York | Gina M. Kuhlenkamp & Olga Reindlova ”Neulist,” Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage
On a cobblestone street in Tribeca, this sophisticated three-bedroom penthouse is the perfect backdrop for stylish living and entertaining. The open-plan living, dining, and kitchen area boasts Boffi cabinets, top-tier appliances, built-in wine chillers, and oversized arched windows showcasing views of the city and the Hudson River. Accessed by a distinctive floating staircase is an enviable landscaped terrace offering 2,100 square feet of secluded space for lounging and dining in the open air, a water feature, and an alfresco kitchen with a grilling station.
Albuquerque, New Mexico | Dnette Wood, Sotheby’s International Realty – Santa Fe – 318 Grant Avenue Brokerage
326 Grant Ave
Built in 1946 and remodeled and expanded in 2008, this elegant and inviting five-bedroom home in a perennially desirable Albuquerque neighborhood was thoughtfully designed with an effortless floor plan perfect for quiet day-to-day living and grand entertaining. Highlights include a chef’s kitchen, formal living and dining rooms, a family room, bedrooms that can easily function as office or gym space, covered patios, and a lanai with an outdoor kitchen and a fireplace with a striking copper hood.