Whether high above Manhattan or gazing out at sunsets over the hills of California wine country, an outdoor area with a fireplace or fire pit becomes an exceptionally warm, welcoming open-air oasis.
Chic Ranch-Style Refuge in Tarzana
This handsome midcentury ranch-style home, creatively re-imagined for chic contemporary living, offers four restful bedrooms, an open-concept great room, a cook’s kitchen with Fitucci cabinets and superior appliances, and a garage with a Tesla charging station. The resort-caliber backyard features a dazzling pool and spa with a Baja ledge, a “wellness cabana” with a sauna and steam room, a covered outdoor kitchen with more top-tier appliances, a grilling area, and a warming fire pit surrounded by built-in seating.
Enviable Upper East Side Penthouse
This sophisticated penthouse occupies the top two floors on the south side of the Chatham condominium building. The custom-outfitted and -detailed interiors—which include a kitchen with a breakfast area and a butler’s pantry, a stunning spiral staircase, two bedrooms, and a versatile office—are joined by some 600 square feet of outdoor living and entertaining space, among them a terrace with a fire pit where the Manhattan skyline serves as a dramatic backdrop.
The majestic Sangre de Cristo and Jemez Mountains envelop this stunning 5,919-square-foot residence in the exclusive community of Las Campanas. The heart of the home is an open-concept living and dining area with a distinctive stacked-stone fireplace, magnificent views, and access to alfresco living areas that boast vibrant landscaping and a wonderful dual-sided outdoor fireplace. Other highlights include a uniquely appointed kitchen, a game and media room with a wet bar, and plentiful, exceedingly private guest quarters.
On approximately 22 acres in the hills above the historic Sonoma Plaza, this 7,053-square-foot residence and its one-bedroom guesthouse enjoy truly expansive views. Its fluid floor plan encompasses three bedrooms, a gym, two theaters, a 1,000-bottle wine cellar, two offices, an updated kitchen, and a spacious family room. Floor-to-ceiling walls of glass overlook and give way to outdoor spaces, including a curvaceous sitting area centered around a romantic fire pit. The grounds offer miles of private trails, an orchard, olive trees, and 150 Zinfandel vines.
Classic Villa in West Palm Beach
Recalling a quintessential Mediterranean villa, this lovely four-bedroom West Palm Beach home near Flagler Drive dates to 1924 and has been meticulously updated. Beyond a lush lawn, stately gates, and a walled wildflower garden with towering palms, its inviting, generously proportioned interiors open through French doors to the backyard, a tropical oasis with a 60-foot lap pool, a two-bedroom guest cottage, and an alfresco living room with a striking beamed ceiling and a handsome fireplace.