Sunny days are upon us, which means barbeques, cocktails, and friend gatherings are in full swing. Outdoor living rooms are a great place to host parties and bask in the afternoon light and whether you have one of your own or as an amenity in your building here are eight outdoor living rooms that are perfect for summer entertaining.
You wouldn't think a soaring 74-story condominium skyscraper would have room for an outdoor living room, but at 1000M, residents enjoy outdoor living all year round. Designed by interior designer star Kara Mann, the outdoor living room on the 11th floor offers a rich sense community tucked into a verdant corner of the gardens. The hammocks are great for hanging around with a book in the afternoon or under the stars at night. The Chicago building also has a sky terrace and sun deck, fitted with a pool and yoga space for ultimate serenity.
In the heart of San Francisco, the Troon Pacific-designed Residence 2646 features a lush private garden with a sunken outdoor living room. This true extension of the home via floor-to-ceiling glass pocket doors seamlessly connects the indoor and outdoor areas. The living room includes radiant-heated cement couches surrounding a firepit, a wooden seating and dining deck, a built-in grill and outdoor kitchen.
The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach
The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach is an exquisite collection of 111 Miami luxury condos and 15-stand-alone villas designed by Italian architect Piero Lissoni. In addition to spectacular panoramas, grand kitchens, and marble bathrooms, many of the condos feature expansive terraces, which are perfect for summer entertaining. Every space has been thought through to perfection, opening up a traditional den to a garden sanctuary.
Summit, Manhattan’s newest luxury rental in Midtown provides residents with an outdoor living room and green space in the heart of the concrete jungle with a backyard terrace and sundeck on the 6th floor Club Level. The Club Level features outdoor seating, TV/screening, children’s playground, BBQ and a fireplace ideal for entertaining this summer.
This hilltop sanctuary takes advantage of its natural surroundings by creating a luxurious urban estate on San Francisco's Russian Hill. Residence 950 comes complete with an outdoor living room located in the property's .36-acre park-like garden. Designed by Troon Pacific, the area features stunning city and bay views, an outdoor kitchen with a wood-burning pizza oven and built-in concrete couches perfect for entertaining guests under the California sun.
Tribeca luxury condo, 91 Leonard, a collaboration by Hill West Architects, SOM, and Whitehall Interiors, boasts a shared outdoor living room on its roof, outfitted with lounge seating, grills, an outdoor fireplace, and television. These amenities, combined with sweeping city views are a recipe for perfect summer nights surrounded by friends and family and most importantly, good champagne.
The Bathhaus Penthouse
This architectural jewel in Greenpoint has great views of Manhattan and an even better setting. Designed by award-winning Meshberg Group, the Bathhaus Penthouse adopts a spacious minimalist style outdoor living room. It acts as an extension of the residence, with lounges and a fire pit to make for a cozy entertaining space separate from the inside, allowing guests to take in the summer breeze.
Nine On The Hudson
Nine on the Hudson, a luxury resort-style condominium along New Jersey’s Gold Coast offers its residents a communal outdoor living room overlooking the Manhattan skyline. This area is complete with fire pits, barbecue grills, a wet-bar, billiard table, and large screen televisions.