We made it! Summer is here, and it’s high time to round up the crew, fire up the grill, and toast to making it through an arduous year.
To raise your holiday spirits, we hand-picked 10 homes with incredible—and opulent—outdoor kitchens. We set no budget restrictions in our selections, so these high-end homes may serve as nothing more than eye candy for most of us. Delicious, delicious eye candy—although they’re all for sale right now.
These 10 fabulous outdoor kitchens may also help boost your aspirations for your very own backyard. If you’ve dreamed of pizza ovens, smokers, full bars, and grills aplenty in your outdoor space, these outdoor living areas can serve as fresh inspiration for how to live luxuriously outside when the temperature rises.
So have a look at these spectacular homes and their five-star outdoor spaces. We’ll bring the sunblock—and an appetite!
Lavish lanai: The crown jewel of this nearly 40-acre property overlooking Lake Lowery is the enormous screened lanai with a heated pool, spa, full outdoor kitchen, fire pit, and waterfall feature.
Cook up a full meal and never worry about the smoke, thanks to a handy range hood over the grill. Ceiling fans ensure that the temperature stays cool, and a large television means you’ll never miss the action. The four-bedroom home also has a screened porch with 600 feet of lake frontage, two greenhouses, and four paved RV sites.
Poolside paradise: Fully renovated in 2016, this mansion in the hills above Silicon Valley offers bay and mountain views. Huge decks overlook the backyard, which includes a rock waterfall flowing into the pool and plenty of outdoor conversation areas. But the true highlight is the semicircle outdoor kitchen and bar, which includes a wood-fired pizza oven.
Designed for a Bay Area baller, the interiors of the 10,000-square-foot home are muted and include all the requisite high-end real estate bells and whistles.
Unbuttoned luxury: An over-the-top outdoor kitchen sets the tone for this ultra-luxe—yet casual—mansion located between the 18th green and 10th tee box of Bluejack National Golf Course. Built in 2017, the four-bedroom home is nice, but attention must be paid to the glorious outdoor space.
An enormous outdoor pavilion features two grills, a pizza oven, a bar, fire pit, fireplace, dining area with room for 10, a conversation area, and three televisions.
Water views: This 3.3-acre waterfront retreat boasts an open-air kitchen with lovely views of Dirickson Creek and the bay beyond. The kitchen comes with a Sub-Zero refrigerator, grill, two-burner stove, and sink, to service the mansion’s pool, courtyard, boat slip and pier.
The custom 10,000-square-foot home also has an indoor hot tub, a sauna, and water views from every room.
Southern Highlands: A meat lover’s dream in a city built for high-rollers. In addition to two regular grills, this backyard is outfitted with a rare Santa Maria-style grill that begs for a tri-tip feast. The kitchen and courtyard frame a spectacular pool area.
Built in 2012, this five-bedroom home also features a two-story owner’s suite, a second garage, and two detached casitas.
Outdoor oasis: This glorious kitchen offers an abundance of counter space to prep a poolside feast. A screened-in waterfall pool is highlighted by a heated spa, covered seating, and a fireplace.
The four-bedroom home offers 5,770 square feet of high-end living space.
Pebble Beach paradise: An après-golf delight? All your friends will want to hang outside in this beautiful backyard overlooking the ocean. You can whip something up at the long outdoor kitchen, with its wood-fired pizza oven and large grill.
If the fog rolls in, head inside to the seven-bedroom, Tuscan-inspired mansion designed for entertaining, with a wine cellar and theater.
Casa Cangelosi: Resort-style living and lake vistas are on the menu. And this well-equipped outdoor kitchen comes with a grill, pizza oven, refrigerator, and bar.
Located on Lake Lyndon B. Johnson, this gated, half-acre property has a luxurious five-bedroom main house built in 2014, which is being sold fully furnished.
Feature-filled: A true desert delight. Tucked under high ceilings, away from the elements, the outdoor kitchen has a television, grill, and a smoker big enough to feed an army of hungry friends and family.
This six-bedroom mansion also comes equipped with a number of other entertainment options, including a golf simulator, pool, putting green, basketball court, and a spacious outdoor living area.
Woodside Estates: Custom-built in 2006, this six-bedroom estate is restrained, formal, and traditional inside, but comes alive outside.
The 4,000-square-foot saltwater pool is flanked by striking sculptures, lush putting greens, and garden paths. Just off to the side is an enormous outdoor kitchen, which serves as the hub of the outdoor living area. The kitchen is outfitted with cabinets, a couple of prep areas, a grill, bar, and refrigerator.
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