Five Incredible Homes with Awe-Inspiring Terraces

Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

There are few things more romantic than watching the sun slip behind the mountains—or into the sea—from a sweeping terrace. From an oceanfront Los Cabos estate nestled on the edge of a granite cliff to an exceptional Mediterranean compound in Montecito, these five luxury residences boast some of the world’s most exquisite terraces for dining, lounging, and watching the seasons change.

VILLA LAND'S END | LOS CABOS

Situated on the edge of a granite cliff overlooking the Pacific, this Los Cabos abode gives a whole new meaning to the term ‘cliffhanger.’ Fully embracing the sea and natural elements, the fully redesigned home features a spectacular infinity-edge pool and spa that appear to stretch right into the ocean. The home’s expansive terrace, which blends seamlessly with the indoor spaces through sliding walls of glass, is perfect for laying out and working on your tan between dips. An outdoor lounge area with a firepit and grill is ideal for those days when it’s just too beautiful to go inside—which, let's face it, is pretty much every day in Los Cabos.

2331 OUTPOST DRIVE | LOS ANGELES

Located in the coveted Hollywood Hills enclave of Outpost Estates, this four-bedroom Streamline Moderne features an Art Deco-inspired living room terrace overlooking the swimming pool. Surrounded by lush greenery and palms, the space has an unmistakeable “Old Hollywood” feel, and the dramatic fireplace and wet bar make it the perfect place for hosting an intimate high summer soirée or cozying up after a twilight swim.

DESERT HOUSE NO. 1 | PALM SPRINGS

This mid-century modern home, designed by acclaimed architect Lance O’Donnell of o2 Architecture, is the flagship of Desert Palisades and was the crown jewel of Palm Springs’ Modernism Week. Sliders off the home’s expansive living spaces open to sprawling, glass-walled terraces immersed in the vivid desert landscape, while deep overhangs provide solar control and wind protection for year-round, al fresco entertaining.

2140 ORTEGA RANCH LANE | MONTECITO

Epitomizing Southern California living at the peak of sophistication, this spectacular Mediterranean compound in Montecito showcases enchanting European gardens, voluminous interiors with full ocean and mountain views, and expansive terraces overlooking the Pacific. Elevating every day to a grand occasion, phenomenal outdoor spaces appear as if plucked from a golden era Hollywood film, with sweeping balconies equally suited to lounging and serenading.

TURTLE TAIL DRIVE | PROVIDENCIALES, TURK, PROVIDENCIALES

Overlooking the breathtaking Caicos Banks, the terrace at this celebrity-caliber Turks and Caicos villa is nothing short of extraordinary. Showcasing nearly 500 feet of oceanfront, the space features a fire pit, posh sun lounger, yoga deck, and glass walled infinity pool that mirrors the azure hues of the sea. Masterfully designed for indoor-outdoor entertaining, the home's main level suites and living spaces flow seamlessly to the outdoors, making entertaining a breeze. 

 

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