Backyard Bliss: 9 Dream Homes to Host Your Summer Soiree

As we head into the Fourth of July weekend—the official gateway into the summer season—we’ve rounded up some of our favorite listings from across the U.S. with the perfect outdoor spaces for gathering with family and friends.

So, go ahead…the sun’s shining, the water’s perfect and summer is ready when you are!

Nantucket

30 Madequecham Valley Road — Nantucket, Mass. | $45,000 (Short Term/Weekly)

This private ocean front compound offers spectacular views from every room and an epic outdoor experience with heated pool and spa. You will find two bedrooms on the main floor and upper level, both with separate living spaces. All guests have room to relax. Downstairs is another grand living space with big screen TV, separate kitchen, gym, and 2 full baths. The bunk room down the hall is perfect for overflow guests, offering queen mattresses on the bottom and twins up top. This is an amazing opportunity and escape to enjoy a fantastic summer.

Nevada

6 Bright Hollow Court — Las Vegas, Nev. | $10,995,000

Sophisticated, sumptuous and sleek, this contemporary luxury residence in the upscale and highly sought after neighborhood The Ridges in Summerlin offers every desired amenity in a palatial estate. The 10,941SF interior living space offers three levels and six bedrooms including an exceptional primary suite, each additional room with a private attached bathroom and walk-in closets. For the auto-enthusiast, there is a 2367 SF garage, with parking for up to seven cars, including electric vehicle chargers. Only the finest materials have been used, decor and design including high-end commercial appliances, lighting, Smart features throughout; the list of amenities is endless, no stone was left unturned. Enjoy the outdoor oasis with its sparkling pool and spa, outdoor kitchen, multiple seating areas, built-in cabana, and fire pit. This gorgeous house is ideally positioned on over a half acre, near golf courses, hiking trails, excellent dining, shopping and, of course, the world famous Las Vegas Strip.

Texas

120 Carnarvon Drive — Houston, Tex. | $19,500,000

Inspired by Europe’s great estates, the pristine 2.8 acres are graced by perfectly manicured parterre gardens, towering mature magnolia trees and an oversized, deep sapphire pool. Grand yet intimate, the main house wraps the courtyard with views of the stunning grounds from endless rows of French doors and pane windows. No detail has been spared in its creation, with master craftsmanship and unequivocal quality, 120 Carnarvon is in a class of its own. The 26,000 sf of interior offers endless lifestyle opportunities with 8 very generous sized suites and salons, multiple kitchens, a blissful wellness spa/gym and entertainment amenities throughout. Open grass fields, multiple terraces, outdoor kitchen, sports court, playground and a 3,700 sf 2-bedroom guest home are all secured by stone walls, iron fences and electric gates. A true once in generations offering.

Florida

169 W Key Palm Rd — Boca Raton, Fla. | $26,900,000

The waterfront property is situated behind private gates in one of the most prominent residential communities in all of South Florida Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club. If its luxurious finishes, open spaces and sophisticated palette weren’t already enough to set an inviting tone, the estate also dazzles with dramatic sunsets that add to a breathtaking panoramic canvasone that includes views of the prestigious Royal.

Connecticut

688 N Wilton Road — New Canaan, Conn. | $7,600,000

Stunning custom design, sweeping water vistas and supreme privacy define this extraordinary estate overlooking sparkling John D. Milne Lake. Designed by esteemed architect Mark Finlay and crafted by award-winning Hobbs Inc. “Lakeview” is graced with endless amenities. The property impresses with the sheer beauty of the gated grounds complete with sweeping terraces and a heated pool, and the impressive Shingle Style manor accented with trademark towers, eyebrow windows and fieldstone. Countless highlights include a 2-story entrance hall with a regal staircase, exquisite formal rooms, a stunning kitchen with a breakfast room, a 2-story family room, a solarium, and mahogany office. All the main rooms embrace the water views and open directly to the terrace and pool. Equally memorable is the view-filled primary suite, 5 ensuite bedrooms, a finished lower level with a temperature-controlled wine room and multiple recreation spaces, and a 3-car heated garage. Close to town and train, this unique and private waterfront manor represents the very best that New Canaan has to offer.

New Jersey

7 Yearling Path — Colts Neck, NJ | $19,500,000

Designed for comfortable living, entertaining, and recreation, this spacious home and unique property offers an abundance of welcoming spaces with intimacy and privacy for your family and guests. Set on 127 acres of impeccably maintained property, this stunning 20,000 square foot French-inspired builders home provides luxurious living in a countryside setting. Among the many uncompromising features you will find a commercial kitchen, high-tech home automation system, three gyms, home theater, salt-water pool, comprehensive equine amenities, organic pastures, a cottage & property office, natural water from four wells, and a 6-acre stream-fed lake. This site is located just 20 minutes from Monmouth Executive Airport and Jet Center. There are also five local golf courses within a few miles, two with helipads for a convenient 17-minute flight to Manhattan. Colts Neck is adjacent to major regional arteries, with prominent nearby destinations including Monmouth Park horse racetrack and Monmouth Mall, Freehold Raceway horse racetrack, Freehold Raceway Mall, and an easy 20 minute drive to the Jersey Shore, 60 minutes to New York City, and 90 minutes to Atlantic City and Philadelphia.

New York

183 Daniels Lane — Sagaponack, NY | $17,995,000

This chic custom-built residence features seven bedrooms and seven and a half baths. This modern masterpiece was designed by Francis D’haene of the award-winning architectural firm D’apostrophe Design. Enter the breathtaking light-filled living space graced by walls of glass throughout from floor to ceiling. The open floor plan on the first floor connects the large eat-in kitchen, dining room, formal living-room, tv den, a library, and two en-suite bedrooms. The true centerpiece of this home is the travertine floating staircase, only comparable to the steps inside the metropolitan museum. The pristine design continues on the second floor with floor-to-ceiling glass windows in each of the three en-suite bedrooms and the additional landing living room. The master has a large terrace, walk-in closet, and spa-like bathroom. The lower level has a high ceiling and ample natural light. The open floor plan continues in the lower level with a media room, game room, gym, wine cellar, laundry, and an additional en-suite bedroom. The entire house is set up with one-touch curtains and black-out shades. The property has a geothermal energy system and a full generator. The backyard includes a 68′ heated gunite infinity pool, fire pit, pool house, outdoor shower, and full outdoor dining/kitchen area. 183 Daniels Lane makes a grand statement of elegance while affording contemporary comfort.

199 Woodside Drive — Hewlett Bay Park, NY | $6,195,000

No details have been spared in this new construction SMART home designed to lend itself to entertaining family & friends.17 stunning/stylish rooms offer incredible custom finishes and superior workmanship.Formal DR has temp. controlled custom wrought iron wine cabinet. Breathtaking primary awaits with a spa bath, custom closets & spiral staircase to the dressing room.Relax after a workday in your indoor endless pool or outdoor pool & just unwind in the cabana.From the radiant flooring to the custom arch domes and moldings the amenities are endless including a THX certified theater, gym, Helo sauna for 12, Steam room, Chef’s EIK, Au Pair studio, generator, elevator & so much more.

New York City

25 Mercer Street, PH, New York, NY 10013

25 Mercer Street, PH — Soho, NYC | $23,000,000

Introducing a one-of-a-kind duplex penthouse with two private outdoor rooftop terraces in a boutique condo within the fabled SoHo Cast-Iron Historic District. The penthouse in 25 Mercer offers a modern interpretation of the classic SoHo loft, balancing perfectly restored cast iron detailing with sophisticated modern design. It is a magnificent, light-filled duplex penthouse crowned with a spectacular private rooftop. The interior (4,350 square feet) provides north, east, and west exposures coupled with a skylight that floods the palatial living space with brilliant natural light. The private and exclusive rooftop (2,618 square feet) is an oasis in the sky, offering panoramic 360-degree views of downtown Manhattan.

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