6 homes for outdoor entertaining

Honolulu, Hawaii

A wall of glass doors in this modern Hawaiian home opens onto a wraparound porch with hot tub and shower, dining area, and views of the Pacific Ocean.

Built in 1956 and recently renovated, the four-bedroom A-frame features lava rock walls, wood floors, vaulted living space that flows into the dining room, alcove lounge, and updated kitchen with breakfast bar.

The landscaped area is located near the Diamond Head State Monument, which is a 475-acre park. $3,750,000. Noel Shaw, Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers, (808) 221-8889.

Cushing, Maine

This 1850’s Colonial-style cottage in Davis Cove features a stone patio with fire pit surrounded by terraces, mature gardens and lawns leading to a dock, art studio, cabin and guest house.

The updated three-bedroom main house includes a library and living room that share a double-sided fireplace, dining room with fireplace, and open plan kitchen with fireplace and marble island.

The 16.5-acre waterfront estate is spread over two islands, woodlands, and a pond. $4,900,000 Scott Horty, Camden Real Estate, Inc., (207) 596-1110.

Rancho Mirage, California

The grounds of the 1984 Pueblo Revival property include an 80-foot pool, a banquet pavilion, and an outdoor dining room.

The two-bedroom home has stone floors, vega and latila ceilings, adobe walls, and a master suite with kiva fireplace.

The 2.53-acre property has lawns and green spaces. Mature tropical landscape. an orchard of citrus, guava, pear, avocado, fig, and mango; tennis, bocce, basketball, and horseshoes; Two guest houses, a converted stable gym, and equestrian facilities. $4,150,000. Jennifer Parker-Stanton, Daisy Penner Bodley, (323) 351-3278.

Solvang, California

This 1980’s French country-style property has a covered dining porch overlooking the pool, gardens, and olive trees. Fire pit and ample outdoor seating.

The updated four-bedroom home features distressed pine floors, antique doors, limestone fireplaces, a 19th-century bar with Italian marble counter, a remodeled kitchen, breakfast nook, and music room.

The 5-acre property includes a kitchen garden, orchard, barn, art studio, sleeping loft, stables and paddocks. $4,680,000. Patty Murphy, Sotheby’s International Realty – Santa Ynez Valley Brokerage, (805) 680-8571.

Miami, Florida

Outside the three-bedroom Coconut Grove home is an elevated deck surrounded by tropical plants and a pea gravel patio with al fresco dining under the trees.

The 1948 Alfred Browning Parker-designed home features blond wood floors, whitewashed wood ceilings, stone coffered fireplace, coffered ceiling, skylight and skylight windows, and an airy living and dining area that flows into an eat-in kitchen.

Kampung Botanical Garden, University and Tahiti Beach are minutes away. $2,199,000. Alba Biondi, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, EWM Realty/Luxury Portfolio International, (305) 323-2595.

Mountville, Pennsylvania

The backyard of this 1890s Federal-style home features an organically shaped in-ground pool and walled patio with a thatched cabana bar and space for loungers.

The five-bedroom home combines modern updates with rich historic details, including a high-ceilinged dining room with original crown and base moldings, and a double brick fireplace.

The landscaped plot is within walking distance of two parks; Susquehanna River Water Trail is 15 minutes’ drive away. 460 thousand dollars. Jeffrey Seibert, Keller Williams Elite, (717) 684-5678.

Announcement: The article continues below

This article was first published in the latest issue of the week magazine. If you’d like to read more like her, you can try out six issues of the magazine risk-free here.

Leave a Reply