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Celebrate Summer with These Five Swoon-Worthy Rooftop Decks

by | Apr 30, 2019

As summer approaches, we’ve got al fresco dinners and starlit gatherings on the mind. From an iconic loft overlooking the L.A. lights to a stunning architectural oasis on the Victoria, B.C. waterfront, these six residences offer incredible rooftop decks primed for enjoying the outdoors from the comfort of home.


It isn’t often a single-family home comes available in the iconic and coveted Telegraph Hill neighborhood of San Francisco—especially one with such incredible views. Originally built in 1913, this reimagined, three-story residence, represented by Samantha Resnik and Michelle Long, showcases airy, open-concept interiors, abundant natural light and a rooftop terrace that will make you the envy of the neighborhood. Transitioning seamlessly from an incredible penthouse living room, the rooftop space is ideal for summer barbecues and intimate gatherings alike, with views encompassing Coit Tower, St. Peter and Paul Church, Salesforce Tower, the city lights of the San Francisco skyline and the Bay waters beyond.


Situated in the historic and world-renowned Eastern Columbia building in the heart of Downtown L.A., this gorgeous Art Deco building is home to one of the coolest lofts in the city, complete with concrete floors, an open chef’s kitchen, oversized windows and a balcony overlooking the DTLA skyline. Represented by Kevin Dees and Sebastian Spader, the building’s rooftop pool and pleasure deck is one of the most coveted summer hangouts in the city, complete with a spa and outdoor fireplace set against a backdrop of the iconic Eastern Columbia clock tower.


Situated along Gonzalez Beach in Victoria, this oceanfront oasis, represented by Jason Binab and Sarah Binab, overlooks breathtaking views of the Strait of Georgia and Olympic Mountains throughout three levels of open-concept living space. Masterfully designed by Victoria’s premier architect Peter de Hoog, soaring ceilings, polished concrete surfaces and exposed wood details lend warmth and textural interest to the interiors. South-facing retractable doors foster a seamless connection to an infinity-edged pool and patio fireplace on the main level, while an expansive rooftop deck is primed for entertaining—all while keeping an eye on the vibrant ocean wildlife beyond.  


Combining the appeal of New York loft-style living with Los Angeles indoor-outdoor entertaining, this sleek, two-bedroom penthouse in the heart of West Hollywood is one of only eight residences in a boutique building. Represented by Michael Druker and Daniel Stevenson, the loft boasts 15-foot ceilings, polished concrete floors, ample natural light and exceptional city views. An automatic, floor-to-ceiling roll-up door leads to a private terrace, while an in-unit elevator opens to an expansive, private roof deck with a barbecue, lounge areas and panoramic views from West Hollywood to Downtown.


Soaring atop the summit of Mount Olympus in the Hollywood Hills, this newly built, contemporary home, represented by Jon Grauman, showcases elegant finishes, exquisite craftsmanship, and extraordinary jetliner views from Downtown L.A. to the ocean. Among the home’s many highlights is a massive entertainer’s rooftop deck, complete with a magnificent, enclosed restaurant-caliber bar overlooking the infinity-edge pool below and jaw-dropping city-to-ocean views beyond. Whether you’re hosting an elaborate summer cocktail party or just looking for the perfect place to do some stargazing, this rooftop deck is the ticket.

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