One of the most fetching trends happening in décor these days is the addition of the open-air room. Whether the space boasts three walls and a roof or an arbor teeming with vines and flowers, there is nothing quite as enchanting as having your own al fresco oasis. For some, the design is reminiscent of a family room with comfortable seating, a roaring fireplace and flat screen TV. For others, it’s a luxurious haven, tailor made for quiet contemplation or family relaxation. But really, regardless of the style’s intent, every outdoor space will have the same, universal essence: the serenity of nature.
Take a look at five California homes that do “the outdoor room” exceptionally well. From the perfect outdoor dining loggia to a chic Mediterranean entertainment space—these designs are nothing less than outstanding. And if you’d like to explore the rest of these properties, just click through for more photos and details.
1. Beverly Hills Oasis
This grand seven bedroom, Italian villa features a truly regal outdoor space. The outdoor room’s design is pure old-world elegance with expansive spaces, organic colors, dramatic drapery panels and gorgeous tiled floors. This is a space where comfort and sophistication merge with ease.
2. Palm Springs Paradise
With a prestigious location overlooking Tradition Golf Club’s spectacular 7th hole, this stunning four-bedroom, desert home features an open-air loggia that perfectly defines the allure of indoor-outdoor living. From the stone-tile flooring and arched open walls to the lavish furnishing and expansive space, this is how to do outdoor entertaining right.
3. Newport Beach Bliss
With nearly 5,500 square feet of space, this exquisite six-bedroom compound manages to be both stately and comfortable—and this beautifully designed open-air entertainment room is no exception. The fireplace hearth is the focal point of the space, adding to the warmth of the wood-beam arbor and lush natural setting, while the state-of-the-art barbecue and cool tile flooring make this the perfect spot for social gatherings.
4. Tiburon Dream
Among the olive and fruit trees dotting the expansive landscape is one of Tiburon’s most magnificent estates—an 8,000 square-foot, five bedroom residence that seems to bask in natural light. The outdoor area is elegant, yet still maintains a welcoming atmosphere with immaculate flooring, gorgeous views and an exceptional amount of lounge and entertainment space for family and guests.
5. Sacramento Sojourn
This beautiful 5,466 square foot, Fair Oaks home boasts a unique and fabulous outdoor entertainment room, complete with full kitchen, dining space and lounge area. The contemporary open design is complimented by the beamed roof with sky lights, ceiling fans and ample mood lighting, which keeps the atmosphere warm and welcoming well past the evening sunset.
Which of these homes reflects your outdoor-room style? Let us know what you think about this open-air design trend!