New Year, New Backyard

The great outdoors. We’ve adjusted to a new way of life, and if a killer backyard was desirable before, it’s downright necessary now. Whether you’ll use your outdoor space to entertain friends or relax in privacy and soak up some rays, homebuyers are seeking refuge in gorgeous rooftop decks, glittering swimming pools, and private tennis courts. Which jaw-dropping backyard do you aspire to have?

14800 Pampas Ricas Boulevard, Pacific Palisades | Listed by Dan Urbach

Located on an over half-acre flat lot in the coveted Huntington Palisades, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to revitalize an architectural tour de force or build on one of the most prestigious properties in Pacific Palisades. Past a basement/wine cellar is the formal living room with gallery walls, wood beams, fireplace and large picture windows to the oasis-like backyard. The dining room with cathedral ceilings and chefs kitchen flows through multiple doors to the private backyard with an outdoor kitchen, fire pit, pool, spa, expansive green spaces, and even a custom furnished treehouse with running water.

3649 Navajo Place, Palos Verdes Estates | Listed by Steve Smith

Stunning private Hacienda hidden from plain sight and situated in highly desirable Valmonte neighborhood of Palos Verdes Estates. Descend one of the grand dual villa-style staircases to the original 1920’s Spanish style backyard with sparkling pool and spa and multiple lounging areas. Sunbathe on the sun lounger patio and enjoy cozy evenings with s’mores around the large fire pit.

1041 North Hillcrest Road, Beverly Hills | Listed by Tomer Fridman & Antonio Bruno

Ideally located in coveted Trousdale Estates, this contemporary masterpiece is built with soaring ceilings, clean lines, and sleek intricacies in the most prestigious enclave of Beverly Hills. The private outdoor area is complete with built-in BBQ and dining, TV viewing area, and a luxurious pool, spa, and outdoor bathroom and sauna for your every indulgence.

3903 Carbon Canyon Road, Malibu | Listed by Chris Cortazzo

Expansive ocean and island views and lavish amenities highlight this gorgeous, private knoll-top property at the end of a long, gated, palm-lined drive.

315 South Hudson Avenue, Hancock Park | Listed by Aaron Kirman

Brought to you by celebrity developers, Meir Siboni and Jonathan Menlo, history has been made with this bold contemporary-style masterpiece sited on one of Hancock Park’s most coveted streets. Behind hedges and double gates, this private tennis court estate is a testament of modern luxury completed in 2021. 

40475 Morningstar Road, Rancho Mirage | Listed by Deirdre Coit

Completely renovated, and fabulously furnished, this tennis estate is resort like and located in the Clancy Lane area of Mission Ranch. The rear yard has to be seen to be believed, expansive covered patios open to an oversized pool with waterfalls, an outdoor kitchen overlooks a sunken tennis court, and major views of the surrounding mountains. There is a pool bath, a putting green and a separate guest home with bedroom, living room, bath and kitchen.

101 Mount Tiburon Road, Tiburon | Listed by Shana Rohde-Lynch & Patricia Montag

This exceptional estate offers unsurpassed quality and craftsmanship in Tiburon’s most prestigious locations. The pristinely landscaped grounds are nothing short of spectacular and include a turf lawn, fruit trees, meandering pathways, and lounge area with fire pit with sweeping city views and mesmerizing sunsets.

1280 Davis Lane, St. Helena | Listed by Robert Pursell

This fantasy land features everything you’d ever want for wine country entertaining — swimming pool, outdoor kitchen with pizza oven, fire pit, bocce court, sports court, putting green, and different seating vignettes for family and friends. The pool house built in 2018 with its roll up door functions as the ultimate sport’s bar with three huge flat panel TVs and wet bar, dry sauna, wet sauna, pool bathrooms, laundry, and a gym.

3900 Villa Costera, Malibu | Listed by Patricia Cali & Tracy Bunetta

Step into this spectacular Malibu architectural estate, with its impressive walls of glass, and awe inspiring ocean and sunset views from Santa Monica to Point Dume. An unforgettable home on approximately 1 acre which features a two-story guest suite, lap pool, private north/south tennis court and multiple entertaining decks with jetliner white water ocean views.

5646 Dolphin Place, La Jolla | Listed by Michelle Serafini

Sited on an oceanfront bluff, this sophisticated coastal retreat offers a tranquil serenity rarely found along the Southern California coastline. With three distinct outdoor living spaces, 65 ft. of oceanfront, a seawall, and phenomenal 180-degree coastal vistas that include the famed Bird Rock, Point Loma, and breathtaking sunsets.