Starting with Memorial Day weekend, summertime ushers in a string of backyard bashes and barbecues. Luckily, these six LA homes boast lush, spacious outdoor areas that are perfect for entertaining and soaking up the sun on Memorial Day and beyond.
Lushly landscaped with 50 species of plants and mature trees, the sprawling yard of this Santa Monica abode has park vibes written all over it. To boot, the kitchen flows out into the outdoor terrace and yard, which will make cooking and serving summer treats to your guests that much easier. $5.249 million; contact Partners Trust listing agent F. Ron Smith, 310-500-1373
This modern Malibu seaside home is architecturally stunning inside and out, but during the summer you won’t be able to resist inviting over a few friends for a barbecue in the big backyard conveniently situated just steps away from the sparkling Pacific Ocean. Your guests may never want to leave. $53 million; contact Compass listing agent Ari Afshar, 310-780-3180
With its glimmering infinity pool, visually pleasing landscaping, built-in outdoor barbecue, bar seating, and stunning city views, this Calabasas property was made with summer in mind. There’s even a spot to curl up by the fire and watch the twinkling city lights below on breezy nights. Price upon request; contact The Agency listing agent Emil Hartoonian, 818-924-2806
Encircled by hedges and feathery palm trees, this Brentwood home’s backyard offers complete privacy, which is ideal when you plan to entertain. Although the grass is verdant and meticulously manicured, don’t be surprised if your summer guests spend most of their time by the dazzling pool. $14.7 million; contact The Agency listing agent Santiago Arana, 424-231-2399
With its swaying palm trees, blooming bougainvillea draped over a pergola, and 46-foot saline pool with waterfall, this French Riviera villa in Manhattan Beach makes backyard entertaining look picture-perfect and easy too. The yard features all the amenities required for a hassle-free bash including a pizza oven, a gas fire pit, outdoor speakers, and a backlit bar. $8 million; contact The Agency listing agent Kathrin Nicholson, 424-231-0751
This palatial Italian villa’s backyard has an exotic feel to it that makes you almost forget you’re still in LA. The alluring infinity pool, sweeping city views, outdoor kitchen, towering palm trees, and sprawling green grassy area seem almost too good to be true. Price upon request; contact Sotheby’s International Realty listing agent Marc Noah, 310-968-9212