Sotheby’s International Realty

28 July 2016

Balconies offer charming outdoor seating areas, extending rooms and connecting home interiors with the nature in a very attractive and organic way. One of the greatest design combinations in a home is a mixture of iconic views and open air retreats.From wraparound designs that embrace the beauty of nature, to sleek spaces that offer both luxury and comfort — here 5 awe-inspiring balconies from around the country.

Palm Beach Oceanfront Mizner – Villa Tranquilla

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Palm Beach, FL | $42,900,000

Tranquility is in this property’s name for a good reason – it is one of the more quiet and serene villas in all of Palm Beach. This oceanfront masterpiece was built in 1923 by Addison Mizner, who specifically designed it to ensure that you can see the shores from virtually every room in the house. More recently, the villa was updated by another legendary architect Jeffrey Smith to give it a tasteful modernization while not defying the original feel and aesthetic appeal of the structure. The gorgeous gardens are viewable from the outdoor loggia, separating the home from the nearby ocean and granting visitors breathtaking views.

Spectacular Tuscan Estate property in Montecito

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985 Hot Springs Road, Montecito, CA 93108 | $23,500,000

With five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms, this nearly 10,000-square-foot home sits on 19.5 acres that can be taken in from one of the most epic balconies in the region. You don’t have to choose between ocean or mountain views, as both are visible from the massive windows and roof terrace. Although this property, on the iconic Hot Springs Road in Montecito, has an eat-in breakfast room and gorgeous dining room, you might never want to eat inside after first stepping foot on the terrace.

San Francisco Modern Mission Dolores Oasis

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50 Oakwood St, San Francisco, CA 941105 | $7,998,000

A quiet and quaint retreat from the hustle and bustle of San Francisco, this nearly 5,000-square-foot property boasts a one-of-a-kind design from renowned architect Stanley Saitowitz. If you don’t like the idea of going full modern or entirely classic, this is the home for you, as it is an exceptional blend of both. The sunken patio offers a remarkable outdoor space to enjoy, but you’ll likely want to spend most of your time on the secluded terrace attached to the master suite.

New York City Stella Tower

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40 Sayres Path, Wainscott, NY 11975| $13,900,000

Penthouse B in Stella Tower is located in the heart of Manhattan and provides the owner with more than 600 square feet of private terrace to look out over the Big Apple. There might be no better property than this one when it comes to viewing the Hudson River and New York City skyline. Inside, the south- and east-facing windows illuminate the gorgeous designs from Ralph Walker.

Beverly Hills Warm Contemporary

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Beverly Hills, CA 90210 | $17,000,000

Built in 2014, this Bel Air property has an unmatched expression of warmth thanks to the carefully integrated interior and exterior spaces. With privacy and seclusion to the fullest, you’ll be able to view the ocean and surrounding areas from the floor-to-ceiling windows or out on the massive, modern terrace. Whether you want to entertain or have a stunning, tranquil environment to relax in, this is the property for you.