While temperatures may be dropping in parts of the country, some areas are still soaking in the last days of summer. Here, we head to some of our warmer destinations to spotlight six homes with unique outdoor amenities.
The Spanish Hacienda-style estate is set on 18.8 picturesque acres in the Santa Ynez Valley, surrounded by endless mountain and vineyard views. Designed to make the most of its location and the California sunshine, the estate, represented by Mauricio Umansky and Eric Haskell, boasts exceptional amenities for entertaining and recreation. Among them—an exterior wood-burning fireplace, Argentinian Gaucho grill, multiple water features, fully enclosed, irrigated vegetable garden, professional, all-clay tennis court and a separate, spacious barn.
Encompassing two oceanfront acres beside the One&Only Palmilla hotel, this ultra-private estate boasts a seven-bedroom main residence and two-bedroom guest cottage, making it the ideal destination for entertaining guests. Boasting 262 feet of ocean frontage, the residence represented by Janet Jensen, Jessica Moreira, Lew Gallo and Jonathan Ruiz, is like a boutique resort unto itself, with an infinity-edged pool, two heated spas, swim-up bar, beachside fire pit, tennis court and sweeping ocean views from nearly every room.
Situated along the Intracoastal, this five-bedroom estate is designed for enjoying the celebrated South Florida lifestyle. Represented by Dean R. Stokes, the home offers direct ocean access, a private dock with two boat lifts (22,000 lb and 14,000 lb), an Ipe deck, saltwater pool, waterfall spa, lush, immaculately landscaped grounds and ample terraces for alfresco dining and entertaining.
Impulse Beach Estate boasts 125 linear feet of white powdery beach on the famed Grace Bay Beach. Represented by Ian Hurdle and Sean O’Neill, the 21,000-square-foot, eight-bedroom villa boasts extraordinary views, a private tennis court, bar, Five Diamond Pool with cabanas and a rooftop deck with a fire pit lounge for sunset cocktails and stargazing—all steps from the sand and sea.
Known as Three Hawks Ranch, this 106-acre coastal estate outside Santa Barbara is lined with majestic, 100-year-old California oak trees, offering plenty of space to roam, explore and adventure. Represented by Billy Rose, the property boasts spectacular amenities set throughout its ocean-view landscape, including citrus groves, a gorgeous pool, private stash of ATVs and go-karts, outdoor dining courtyard, heated loggia and our personal favorite—two luxury, Safari-themed yurts with air conditioning, heating and plumbing.
A modern masterpiece in the Upper Canyon of Silverleaf, this spectacular estate is chock full of dazzling amenities, from the indoor half-basketball court to the walk-in glass wine cellar. But it’s the outdoor spaces that truly capture the desert lifestyle. Represented by Siena Dorsey, the estate boasts expansive terraces and an infinity-edged pool and spa capturing views across the desert landscape to the city below. The pool is flanked by sundecks and fire pits, while covered patios feature fireplaces, a bar, outdoor kitchen and ample alfresco lounging and dining.