Spring has officially sprung in the City of Angels and the smell of jasmine and orange blossom is in the air, along with the promise of warmer days and colorful blooms ahead. From spectacular backyard gardens to luxe outdoor lounges, these four L.A. homes will inspire the ultimate spring staycation.
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Rivaling the finest resorts in the world, this opulent Mediterranean villa in Beverly Hills showcases 25 acres of outdoor space, including vineyards, a tennis court and pavilion, 128-foot scenic reflecting pool and fountain, and impeccable landscaping. A gorgeous entertainment center with vanishing pocket doors to the pool allows for grand-scale entertaining while enjoying striking sunsets against the iconic L.A. skyline.
Featured on the cover of Sunset Magazine, the award-winning backyard of this custom-designed home in Westwood is the stuff of dreams. Featuring exquisitely manicured gardens designed by Mark David Levine, the home’s stunning backyard is filled with imported trees, lush foliage and serene landscaping. Read a book by the magical Koi pond and waterfall or gather your nearest and dearest for an outdoor feast in the private Japanese-inspired gazebo.
Comprised of five separate structures on some of the city’s most enchanting grounds, this exceptional gated compound in Brentwood boasts approximately an acre of incredible outdoor living space. Among its unique offerings are a large rose garden and greenhouse ideal for the budding gardener. An outdoor dining area with an enclosed chef’s kitchen, sprawling lawns and a swimming pool make for the perfect post-pruning retreat.
This impeccable Paul Williams-designed traditional rests on one of the few prized flag lots in Hollywood Hills’ exclusive Bird Streets. French doors off nearly every room open to the fabulous backyard, which features multiple dining and lounge spaces, a built-in barbecue, gazebo, pool and spa—not to mention sweeping city-to-ocean views so breathtaking you’ll want to dine al fresco every night of the week.