Can you imagine a place where you can relax with a drink of your choice while taking in the most breathtaking views? These homes across the country are on the market with the best terraces. A terrace, defined as flat level area that adjoins a building, is usually larger than a balcony and includes multiple points of entry from the home. A terrace can be the perfect meeting place for your close friends or family to come together to share a meal or just enjoy the sweeping views.
New York City
100 Riverside Drive, 17AB – Upper West Side, NY | $5,750,000
Sitting above a canopy of treetops overlooking miles of the Hudson River sweeping north to south, this substantive penthouse is perfect for entertaining large groups or simply enjoying the serenity found in the Riverside-West End Historic District. With a Juliet balcony off the light and bright open plan living room / dining / kitchen featuring a Wolf five-burner gas range and oven, Miele dishwasher, Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer, there is abundant space to enjoy the direct river views with a cup of coffee in the morning or an evening glass of wine over a stunning sunset. The larger private terrace on the north side has river and neighborhood views and allows for flow through entertaining from the den and the living room. This gorgeous home and tremendous outdoor terrace in the sky are not to be missed.
88 Laight Street, Tribeca, NY | $4,249,000
Magnificence awaits you at the ultra-contemporary Glass Condominium, a stunning 7-unit luxury gem in prime Tribeca affording the best of downtown living. Sophisticated residence at 88 Laight Street reflects the exceptional attention to detail and design sensibility inherent in each expansive modern home. Accessed via a private elevator that opens directly into the apartment, the fabulous floor-through duplex with 2 bedrooms, 3 baths, a home office nook for working remotely, and 3 incredible outdoor spaces is bathed in light from walls of south-facing windows. This showplace home impresses in every way, from the ornate double wrought-iron doors with entry glass that welcome you inside to the soaring 17′ ceilings in the voluminous living area, to top-of-the-line fit and finish throughout. Topping the allure are the large, newly and completely-renovated front and rear terraces on the main level that have been redone to perfection including new flooring and lighting.
50 Central Park South, 27 – Central Park South, NY | $24,500,000
Boutique, world-class living in one of the most exclusive buildings in Manhattan. With only eleven private homes, The Ritz-Carlton Residences on Central Park is truly one of a kind. As seen on the pages of Architectural Digest, this exquisite full floor home has panoramic views showcasing Central Park and the New York Skyline. Rarely does a home of this quality and caliber become available.
Thoughtfully designed by internationally acclaimed architect Thierry Despont, this stunning home spans over 8,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor living. The private landing leads to an impressive bronze entry and artistically designed gallery featuring beautifully crafted Lalique windows. The gallery connects each wing of the residence and offers an elegant welcome to your guests for large-scale or more intimate entertaining.
The living room is centered on the antique marble fireplace and is connected to a wood paneled library through a bar, with Lalique panels, making the combined spaces perfect for entertaining. These rooms face North with a wall of French doors that lead to the grand terrace overlooking Central Park and the iconic skylines of the Upper East and Upper West Sides. The awe-inspiring 53-foot terrace is one of the features unique to this home, and the front and center view of Central Park is gorgeous in every season, day or night.
160 Henry Street, PH – Brooklyn Heights, NY | $6,999,000
Perched on top of Brooklyn Height’s most desirable, white glove, full -service building, this exceptional home is unlike anything else on the market. This expansive Penthouse commands the entire top floor with awe-inspiring views of Manhattan. The grand scale of the apartment’s 15 rooms includes 4 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, a formal dining room, laundry room, office, greenhouse, gallery, laundry room and more is most impressive.
The master bedroom, located in the far corner of the home, is a peaceful haven, and of considerable size with multiple closets and en suite bath. Another bedroom located in the opposite corner has exquisite views of Manhattan, an en suite bath along with access to one of the terrace’s sitting area. The other two bedrooms are also significant in size, with two windows each, closets and share a full bathroom off the hallway.
17475 Collins Avenue – Sunny Isles Beach, FL | $15,900,000
Welcome Home to the 2-story Sky Villa. Exuding elegance throughout its expansive living spaces and 5 bedrooms + staff, a truly unique setting has been created by the Chateau Group. Enter through a private elevator into this 8,400SF residence with 12ft ceilings and a private pool perched atop the 24th & 25th floors. Finished in bespoke fashion and furnished by the elite Artefacto brand, this homes glass wine cabinet, Wolf/Subzero appliances, Snaidero cabinetry, & Lutron technology showcase the attention to detail throughout. The Primary Suite wows with an endless ocean panaroma, its own terrace, separate calacatta-clad baths, & dual walk-in closets by Ornare. Stunning views of the Ocean & Intracoastal from every corner of this Never Lived in property as well as its 2,400SF of terraces.
23401 Malibu Colony Road – Malibu, CA | $22,000,000
A 5-bedroom modern masterpiece located in the secure Malibu Colony gated beach front community with 360-degree roof top views. New construction in the most prime location accompanied with unparalleled Secure & Eco-Friendly design with private beach access and deck, this Vanessa Alexander collaboration with the owner’s art collection was built to suit any generation’s needs. This compound is equipped with Universal Control4 access, 3-car garage +5 guests, large fitness area, private surf breaks and 24 hour security. The Mid-Century designer furniture throughout the property is accompanied by heated lounge areas, large glass sliders, chlorine free pool/spa and a large outdoor fireplace.
604 North Lake Boulevard – Mahopac, NY | $5,000,000
Ultra-luxe modern lakefront. The perfect balance of the finest old world construction fully renovated and re imagined for modern lakefront living. An ideal compound with 8 bedrooms and 10 baths, and so many ways to spend your days and nights. Boating on beautiful Lake Mahopac, relaxing by the pool, private gym, theater, children’s playground, golfing, kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking and biking. Seamlessly blending indoor and outdoor living space with views from all major rooms. Soaring ceilings and walls of glass on all three levels. With gathering areas for entertaining and areas to enjoy your peace and quiet. Just 50 miles from NYC for those seeking incredible value and quality this should be your first and last stop.
1470 Tiehack Road – Aspen, CO | $14,800,000
This secluded 6+ acre estate is tucked away just moments past the base of Tiehack lift. The property consists of two adjoining lots with an existing main house. The second lot offers the ability to build an additional home, guest house or sell off separately. The current home boasts five ensuite bedrooms, each with private access to the outdoors, a full theatre, two full bars, outdoor entertaining with water features and unobstructed views. A detached office and exercise room complete this well rounded Aspen property with close proximity to Aspen publics schools, Aspen Rec Center and multiple ski areas.
60 Lismore Lane – Greenwich, CT | $4,350,000
An exciting and exceptional mid century modern home at the end of a cul de sac on a premier mid country lane off Round Hill Rd. Just minutes to town, it is set on 2 incredibly private acres and was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright disciple Kaneji Domoto. With its expansive terrace, it offers a remarkable entertainment lifestyle in a magical setting with an outdoor heated pool, spa with waterfall, indoor lap pool, putting green, and large gym. Featuring approx. 8,400 sf of sun-filled space and an additional lower level of 1,700 sf, the Master Suite overlooks the pool and gorgeous grounds and the other bedroom layout offers great flexibility including a 2 br guest/teen suite, and staff quarters. An architecturally inspired home and a unique oasis in the heart of Greenwich.
300 Boylston, 603 – Boston, MA | $5,795,000
It’s all about the view. Rarely available front facing residence at Heritage on the Garden, Boston’s premier location on the Park. Front facing terrace w/mature plantings captures unobstructed views of the Public Garden and lagoon. This stunning 2,294 sq. ft. duplex two bedroom, two and one half bath home is located in the desirable East Belvedere. Elegant foyer and gallery, leads to living/dining combination w/hardwood floors. The spacious kitchen with pass through is centrally located and thoughtfully positioned to maximize light. Elegant trench doors serve as access to an ensuite chamber with wet bar, custom built-ins and separate interior office. The master chamber suite with walk in closet is located on the lower level. Sumptuous master bath has dual sinks, a soaking tub and separate shower. Dedicated interior library or office . Many custom built ins. One deeded parking Heritage on the Garden is a full-service luxury building w/24-hr. concierge, doorman and on-site management.
5656 San Felipe Street, 1701 – Houston, TX | $3,925,000
Welcome to The HawthornePelican Builders newest and most exclusive Houston high rise building yet. Slated to be number 13 in a long list of highly-regarded Houston residential buildings completed by the developer since the 1970s, The Hawthorne will undoubtedly be the gem of their portfolio, incorporating the assistance of Texas-based Kirksey Architecture and Houstons own world-famous interior architect and designer Lauren Rottet of Rottet Studio. Offering 17 floors of ultra-luxe residences, The Hawthorne will provide home owners with even the most discriminating taste the very best in interior finishes, features, and modern comforts. Located adjacent to the highly desirable Tanglewood neighborhood, The Hawthorne graciously borrows the majestic, tree-lined streets and enclaves that Tanglewood has long been envied for as its ongoing and never-changing story book backdrop, inviting you now to write a page in this timeless classic.