When you live in a beautiful location, it is essential that your home provides ample opportunities to enjoy the landscape. While gorgeous window views are key, there’s nothing like sitting in the glory of the outdoor space itself. These five properties have patios worthy of your next party.
We compiled these lists from current real estate listing at the time of publication.
21 Tara Hill Road, Tiburon
This private contemporary retreat is the former home of renowned musician Carlos Santana. The 4-bedroom residence presents a striking blend of contemporary architecture with unique details, including a dramatic entryway with an acoustical dome. In addition to views of the Bay in almost every room, there are two levels of outdoor terraces that offer sweeping views.
57 Summit Road, San Anselmo
This custom-built 5-bedroom home is on the market for the first time. Generous windows and wainscoting fill every wing of the house. A split-level brick patio runs the length of the entire home. It’s outfitted with a full outdoor kitchen, bar and gazebo. Designed for entertaining, there are a few areas for lounging and mingling, and a low fence for unobstructed views.
12 Saint Lucia Place, Tiburon
This 5-bedroom home offers plentiful ways to enjoy the outdoors. There’s a boat dock, on a protected channel with direct access to the Bay. Then on land, there’s a pool, a guest house and a generous deck with a built-in barbeque. A sliding door opens right onto the pool deck, allowing the homeowner to bring the outdoors in.
1901 Mar West, Tiburon
This charming 4-bedroom was built at the turn of the century and has since been thoughtfully renovated to blend traditional design with period detailing. Original crown molding and warm hardwood floors bring character to the California casual style. The sunny deck is surrounded by beautiful trees that offer privacy. Tiburon’s Shoreline Park and downtown Tiburon’s Main Street are just a few blocks away.
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Stephanie Fallon is a freelance writer who has spent her professional career in non-profit adult education, first in adult English literacy at Blue Ridge Literacy and then overseeing interpretation and public programming for the Taubman Museum of Art. She lives in Roanoke, Virginia and writes about visual culture, design, motherhood, and work.