Grilling season has arrived. The long Memorial Day weekend brought the unofficial kick-off to summer, the time of year when we take to the beaches, terraces and rooftops to gather around the BBQ and soak up the summer sun. No residence, whether an expansive estate or urban condo, is complete without a place to grill, gather and gush about the weather. Below are some of our favorite grilling spots at the newest condominium offerings, from Downtown L.A. to Las Vegas, Wilshire Corridor to Santa Barbara.


BBQ with all of Los Angeles in view from the sky parks and gardens at Metropolis, home to three residential towers in the heart of Downtown L.A. Residents of Metropolis enjoy expansive amenity decks, as well as sky-high parks and gardens with BBQ stations and outdoor seating surrounded by sweeping views of the city skyline and hillsides beyond. And residents don’t have to lift a finger to grill the finest steaks and burgers in town. The residential concierge can arrange a private BBQ chef for an unforgettable evening by the fire, pool or garden. It’s the perfect start to a night on the town, whether setting out to catch a game, show or gallery opening at the neighboring STAPLES Center, L.A. Live or Arts District.


Ah Santa Barbara. Where gentle sea breezes blow, palm trees sway and the Santa Ynez Mountains rise dramatically on the horizon. Not a bad setting for a BBQ in the comfort of home at Estancia, a new collection of residences and townhomes nestled along upper State Street. The homes were designed for making the most of outdoor life in the close-knit coastal community, featuring seamless transitions to expansive private terraces meant for lounging and entertaining. After dinner, residents can gather with neighbors and friends for cocktails on the community green or by the fire in the shaded veranda, a park-like setting reminiscent of Santa Barbara’s subtle beauty and charm.


The newest condominium offering to grace the Wilshire Corridor was designed for the quintessential California lifestyle—rooftop terrace, garden lounge and backyard deck included. Gracing the rooftop is the Sky Lounge, the ultimate BBQ terrace with fireplace, lounging areas, and panoramic city views in every direction. After the feast, residents can head downstairs for a tasting in the wine room or a cocktail in the club lounge, among the many amenities enjoyed by residents of the The Liddel, a collection of 56 contemporary residences located along L.A.’s prestigious “Golden Mile.”


As if Vegas doesn’t sizzle enough, Juhl brings the heat to the city’s thriving Downtown neighborhood with its summer kitchen and grilling stations. The Canvas Grill is situated next to the resort-style pool, spa and fire pit, where residents can enjoy a poolside BBQ, then take the party upstairs to the 10th Floor Vino deck or to the al fresco movie theatre. The outstanding outdoor amenities are among many enjoyed by residents of Juhl’s flats, two-story lofts, brownstones and penthouses, situated amidst the energy excitement of Downtown’s thriving Arts and Business Districts.