by INHABIT EDITORS
Fire up the grill at these listings featuring outdoor kitchens from across Corcoran’s network.
When the weather stays warm for months and the sun’s arc from rise to set gets ever-longer, there’s no greater delight than dining outside. These sensational Corcoran listings make that simple pleasure as easy as apple pie with the same astounding amenity: an outdoor kitchen. So grab a plate, pull up a chair, and let us know if you want your bun toasted as we see what’s cooking everywhere from lakeside retreats to metropolitan penthouses to island paradises.
Leave it to New York City to take the outdoor kitchen concept to the literal next level. City solitude, a home-cooked meal, panoramic skyline views including the Empire State and Chrysler buildings: You can have it all from a Gramercy penthouse rooftop. This peerless terrace comes with a full suite of Viking appliances, plus a fire pit and over 1,300 square feet from which to adoringly stare come morning, afternoon, or night. But views are not just a rooftop perk, as you’ll gaze upon much of the same jaw-dropping sights from the living room, kitchen, and bedrooms—through positively massive windows, no less. Further amenities in this Rem Koolhaus-designed building include an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a screening room. Still, what beats the ability to enjoy a glass of wine—sourced from your 140-bottle fridge or your 600-bottle cellar—perched above the greatest city in the world?
This custom-built Sagaponack stunner proves that pool time and meal time needn’t be mutually exclusive. The outdoor kitchen is situated under the shade of a poolside pergola, meaning you can enjoy something freshly grilled and hop right in for a quick dip or do the reverse. Better yet, swim right up to the edge and enjoy a bite or two from within the 68-foot heated gunite pool. Of course, the rest of this home is no slouch. A striking modern facade balances with incredibly verdant hedges and grass—which frame a charmingly asymmetrical walkway—forming an enchanting front entrance. On the inside, natural warmth meets every surface from the white oak floors and up the travertine floating staircase, thanks to glass windows and doors that rise from ground to ceiling (even when the latter is double-height).
The term “entertainer’s dream” gets thrown around a lot, but it may actually be an accurate descriptor for this Miami Beach estate. A covered outdoor kitchen is directly accessible through sliding glass doors and is as much space for socializing as sharpening chef skills. Maybe that’s because of its endlessly inviting location beside an infinity pool and jacuzzi, so close to a private beach you can feel the sea breeze in the air. However, a grill, sink, and refrigerator—plus a counter that can function as extra preparation or serving space—make meal creation a snap. So fire up the grill, grab some whites and roses from the 300-bottle wine room, and call up everyone you know. Put a cap on the night when dinner is over by heading up to your rooftop terrace for stellar sunset views.
There’s room for the whole squad in this seven-bedroom house (three of which are substantial suites) just a short distance away from the beach. Residents here are part of the gated community of Grace Point, which includes membership to access to the nearby Watersound Beach Club, with two resort-style pools and a private beach. As for feeding the hungry crowd? The bi-fold accordion doors that connect the outdoor and indoor kitchens can be fully opened to create an expansive cooking and dining area, with the grill expert flipping steaks outside and plenty of room to make cocktails and desserts steps away in the indoor chef’s kitchen. The indoor great room has 200-year-old beams decorating the ceiling and a private tower up top with Gulf Coast views.
If grilling next to this breathtaking panoramic view of Lake Tahoe’s cerulean waters isn’t enough, imagine sipping cocktails in the terraced garden (complete with waterfall) directly underneath this outdoor kitchen. Life indoors at this five-bedroom residence is equally chill, with radiant in-floor heat under hand-scraped reclaimed oak floors, a Pilates and Peloton studio with its own spa/massage room, and a large lounge for watching movies or simply staring out at the majestic view. There’s also a guest suite with a separate entrance, kitchen, bathroom, and washer and dryer. Residents of Incline Village have access to resident-only beaches, public pools, the Diamond Peak ski resort, golf courses, and every sports court imaginable—including disc golf, bocce, and a skatepark.
Every day is a vacation when you have an outdoor oasis in your home. Start by whipping up something delectable in the outdoor kitchen before serving your meal in the gorgeous, trellis-covered outdoor dining space. The pool is bordered by lush foliage, with a waterfall and lounge seating area at one end. Meanwhile, the main house is a gorgeous four-bedroom Spanish Mediterranean boasting a mix of exposed beam ceilings and lintel molding. There’s also an amazing primary suite complete with a room-sized shower, its own sitting area, a private deck, and massive walk-in closets. And if that’s not relaxing enough, there’s a sauna, too.
Somewhere over the rainbow is this splendid four-bedroom retreat in the resort community of Kukui’ula. Residents here have unlimited harvesting privileges at the Farm—a 10-acre spread with fresh fruits, vegetables, and eggs from the chicken coop—as well as access to a lake with fishing for peacock bass. So go ahead and pick everything you need for your next meal before ambling home to prepare it in either the indoor or outdoor kitchen, linked by a pass-through window—convenient for handing ingredients back and forth. The indoor great room has two sets of doors that open fully to connect it with the covered lanai, which boasts the outdoor kitchen along with two seating areas next to the heated pool. That way you can dine, swim, or relax while admiring the ocean views.