October 11th, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Sometimes, we have to ask ourselves if it is best to have a really eye-catching front yard or an impeccable backyard. Which would you choose? Although large front yards are rare here in Southern California compared to the rest of the country, we can’t help but think about the curb appeal they can give your home if you’re lucky to have one. 

With wraparound porches, lush landscaping, and detailed stair designs, we’ve gathered some of our favorite homes with welcoming front yards.

Los Angeles | $15,450,000

Presented by David Offer


One of the most stunning homes you’ll ever set eyes on, trust us! With its grand architecture and perfectly manicured lawn, it also features five bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a pool, cabana, theater, and gym. French doors and bay windows throughout the home will make you never want to leave!

Rancho Santa Fe | $4,495,000

Presented by Mae Joyce Rhoten


This fully renovated masterpiece offers seamless indoor/outdoor living and an open floor plan. Its entertainment areas feature high ceilings, a gourmet kitchen, butler’s pantry, indoor/outdoor seating and dining areas, and a dream backyard with a pool and spa. Plus, it even features a stable and barn with space for two horses. So perfect!

Santa Barbara | $3,395,000

Presented by Marsha Kotlyar


The many wonderful amenities throughout this spectacular home include dark wood floors, numerous windows with custom window treatments, top of the line appliances, and plenty of French doors. Outside, a private entertaining terrace awaits, complete with a fireplace, pool, outdoor grill, lush lawns, and a flourishing rose garden.

Pacific Palisades | $3,545,000

Presented by Ellen McCormick


This quiet oasis is ideal for those seeking privacy and solace in the midst of natural beauty. Modern and very inviting, the house wraps around its large, corner lot giving every room a view of the inspiring setting. Does it get any better than that?

Santa Barbara | $2,850,000

Presented by Kellie Roche Clenet


This single-level, solar-powered home boasts a great room with exposed-beam ceilings, skylights, and French doors. It also features a remodeled chef’s kitchen with high-end appliances, plus formal dining and living rooms. The terraced rear yard resembles a subtropical oasis with oak trees, citrus groves, and rosebushes.

Coronado | $2,599,000

Presented by Kathleen K. Hanlon


Rest up after a long day in the front porch swing, on this quiet street surrounded by original Coronado cottages. In the backyard, enjoy your evenings outside on the covered patio area with a built in fireplace and BBQ. We cannot think of anything better.

Santa Barbara | $2,295,000

Presented by David Marchetti


Imagine waking up to beautiful sunrises over the ocean and ending the day enjoying warm sunset views of the city and mountains of Santa Barbara. A spacious Mediterranean home with a modern, open-floor plan located on the top of the Alta Mesa neighborhood that offers mountain, city, and ocean views. The landscape is highlighted by beautiful, drought-resistant plants surrounding this stunning home.

San Diego | $1,319,000

Presented by Joel Blumenfeld


This Bay Park custom-build boasts superior quality design and features four bedrooms, a detached Casita, and enchanting outdoor living space that includes a 450-square-foot roof top deck with bay views. Built for grand scale living and entertaining, only the finest modern elements were used, including French Oak wide-plank hardwood flooring and Velvet Quartz countertops. The dramatic entryway features a contemporary front door elevated over the front porch, which is perfect for relaxing and soaking up sunlight.

San Juan Capistrano | $1,298,000

Presented by Maria Colapinto


This beautiful and rare former model home has an impressive entry foyer with a romantic round staircase. In the backyard, find an ultra private pool and spa with a waterfall, fire feature, and built-in grill, refrigerator, and bar.

Ventura | $1,154,000

Presented by Gary and Lisa Schoeffler


Captivating ocean and Channel Island views make watching the sunset feel like you are on vacation every day in this stunning home! Vibrant low-water landscaping, citrus trees, cascading fountain pond, and bocce court make entertaining with friends a pure joy, and supports quiet peaceful moments.

Carlsbad | $1,089,000

Presented by Dan Grube


With vaulted ceilings, upgraded baseboards, plantation shutters, and crown molding throughout, this home also enjoys stainless steel appliances, a newly-installed wine cooler, ceiling fans, and more. The backyard is close to perfection and ready for a party with its Tiki bar, fire pit, built-in BBQ, Jacuzzi hot tub, and assorted seating, plus relaxation and play areas.

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