There’s no better way to celebrate summer than by firing up the grill in your backyard and inviting friends and family over. These five LA homes are perfect for that with their big, grill-friendly backyards.
Saying this home’s backyard is an oasis is an understatement. Covered in lush green grass, the backyard features an oversized swimming pool, lots of dining and seating areas, a sparkling swimming pool, and a full outdoor kitchen complete with a built-in barbeque, refrigerators, ice machines, and beer taps. There’s even a barbeque and pizza oven on the rooftop terrace where you can take in stunning views of the DTLA skyline, the Pacific Ocean, and beyond. $30 million; contact The Agency listing agent Santiago Arana, 424-231-2399
Fair warning: once your friends and family spend some time in this backyard, they may never want to leave. Good thing the property also features a full guest house. Trees and walls of greenery provide privacy. There’s a covered barbeque area perfect for grilling up steaks and a dazzling pool for taking a dip when it’s hot. Summer barbeques can culminate with everyone one cuddled up by the fire pit. $11.695 million; contact The Agency listing agents Blair Chang, 424-230-3703, and Billy Rose, 424-230-3702
This six-bedroom estate’s verdant outdoor space is complete with a swimming pool, a rose garden, a built-in barbecue, and plenty of space for entertaining all summer. And the fact that there’s also a game room, a wet bar, and a home theater will surely impress your guests too. $12.995 million; contact Compass listing agent Dana Olmes, 747-888-0508
This is what Italian villa dreams are made of. This sprawling property in Calabasas makes you forget that you’re still in California. Look forward to a big swimming pool and spa, a bocce ball court, trickling water fountains, your very own olive tree grove, and an outdoor kitchen replete with a barbecue and a pizza oven. This is the type of home you don’t need summer vacation from because it already feels like you’re on summer vacation. $5.2 million, contact Compass listing agents Dana Olmes, 747-888-0508, and Jeff Biebuyuck, 747-888-0508
Grand and gorgeous, this oceanside seven-bedroom home is an entertainer’s dream. There’s ample space for guests to mix and mingle, firepits for staying warm on cold summer nights, a heated pool for cooling off, and jaw-dropping canyon and ocean views. It basically sets the scene for the most memorable summer gatherings ever. If you want a home with a backyard that makes a statement, this is definitely the one. $18.88 million; contact Madison Hildebrand with Partners Trust, 310-818-5788; and Brant Didden with Malibu Real Estate, 310-456-0220