March 27th, 2020 at 11:00 am


From American barbecues to French cafés, outdoor cooking and dining is one of life’s greatest simple pleasures. Wherever you are in the world, warm weather invites outdoor dining any time of year, especially in a tranquil, beautiful, or scenic location like Southern California.

There are few better ways to enjoy time at home, alone or in company, than in a dedicated space for outdoor refreshment.

From enclosed garden courtyards to decks with panoramic views, here are some homes we’ve found to satisfy your love for outdoor dining.

Montecito | $7,500,000

Presented by Cristal Clarke


Described by Architectural Record as ‘one of the six most beautiful houses in the world,’ this iconic steel and glass home becomes one with nature. The industrial aesthetic throughout is softened by the light, landscaping, custom cabinetry, and muted palette. Who wouldn’t want to live in a place like this?

Montecito | $5,595,000

Presented by Cristal Clarke 


Tucked quietly off a private lane and behind an impressive iron gate rests this quintessential Mediterranean-style estate. The home showcases paramount ocean and mountain views from most rooms, while dramatic iron French doors serve as a welcoming gateway into the home and onto the terrace with a built-in BBQ area.

Santa Barbara | $4,250,000

Presented by Marsha Kotlyar


Experience perfection at every turn in this recently remodeled Montecito home which boasts premium finishes, private grounds, ultra-comfortable spaces, as well as numerous areas to play and entertain. French doors and large windows flood the interiors with natural light and wide plank oak floors create a warm aesthetic throughout the home. Poised on nearly one acre, the park-like grounds have been upgraded with lush lawns, bocce ball court, gas fire pit, raised vegetable beds, mature oaks, stone terracing, fountain, and a private well.

Coronado | $4,175,000

Presented by Jan Clements and Christopher Clements


Location, style, and design all come together in this gorgeous coastal contemporary jewel! Stunning wood plank floors throughout, slab stone countertops, European-style cabinets, and retractable doors and windows let in amazing light while your living spaces extend to the tranquil outdoors.

Santa Barbara | $2,995,000

Presented by Marsha Kotlyar


Pull up a seat at this stylish and cheerful newly re-envisioned Montecito ranch home. Situated on over one sprawling mountain view acre, it is perfect for al fresco dining. Its open concept layout is straight out of a designer magazine, while the kitchen leads out to a fabulous oversized deck. The park-like grounds are filled with exquisite lawn spaces, a sparkling pool with fountain, integrated spa, entertaining patios, numerous fruit trees, and stunning panoramic views.

Anaheim Hills | $765,000

Presented by Blanca Ramos


With a backyard ready to entertain, this home has everything you could possibly wish for! It features double doors that lead into a grand foyer, down to a step-down living room with a wood burning/gas fireplace and lots of natural light. The backyard has a covered patio, a built-in barbecue grill/bar with a sink and outdoor lighting, a built-in fire pit, and space for a swing set and slide. Check, check, check!

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