5 outdoor living spaces to enjoy day and night

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Tony Huynh

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When warmer temperatures arrive and the days grow longer, an outdoor space becomes a prime destination. These five second homes have inviting outdoor living areas where you can enjoy natural environments, modern amenities and relaxed vibes — no matter the time of day.

Decked-out paradise

Situated on the home’s upper level, Spindrift’s dreamy wraparound deck offers a fire pit, an outdoor grill and a spectacular vantage point. It’s a delightful place for sharing pleasant conversations, savoring home-cooked meals and watching coastal sunsets. As a bonus, Spindrift has a backyard patio for when your crew needs a break from ocean views (if ever).
Balcony in Carmel overlooking ocean
Pacaso listing: Spindrift — Carmel Highlands, CA

Outdoor on demand

If you think the desert isn’t a good gathering space, it may be time to experience Bel Air’s relaxed and comfortable backyard. There's a custom-built fire pit and pristine pool, but things don’t stop there. Lounge chairs, comfortable furniture, a covered patio and a private casita make the outdoor space alluring at any hour of the day.
Pool in Palm Desert
Pacaso listing: Bel Air — Palm Desert

Timeless retreat

Valley Estate’s multiple outdoor living areas are made for gathering and mingling. Lush landscaping, mountain views, cozy furniture and a chef-worthy outdoor kitchen provide everything you need to savor the outdoors. Plus, the home’s Mediterranean-style architecture offers the perfect setting.
Backyard sitting in estate
Pacaso listing: Valley Estate — Montecito, CA

Cliffside centerpiece

It’s hard to choose a favorite part of this ocean-facing outdoor terrace at Neptune Bluffs — perhaps the fire pit? It’s the ideal focal point for you and your loved ones to gather around during the day, and at night, there’s no better place to warm up and unwind to the sounds of ocean waves.
View of ocean from backyard
Pacaso listing: Neptune Bluffs — Encinitas, CA

Now playing

Breathe in the fresh ocean air and feel the breeze as you watch your favorite movies on Boardwalk’s intimate elevated deck. The outdoor TV system and cozy fireplace ensure your evening entertainment plans are always set (just bring the snacks). 
Outdoor fireplace in Santa Cruz
Pacaso listing: Boardwalk — Santa Cruz, CA

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