In these properties, the appeal of the outdoors is incorporated inside. With walls of windows, lush landscaping, sparkling pools, luxe loggias, or incredible views, staying home will be all the vacation you need.
87 Mercer Street
This 6,700-square-foot penthouse apartment in SoHo is bursting with light. In the third-level sunroom, a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows leads out to an additional 1,700 square-feet of outdoor space. On the landscaped terrace, there is an outdoor kitchen outfitted with Kalamazoo appliances and a wood-burning fireplace, and on the upper deck, a stainless steel hot tub, 55-inch wall-mounted TV and even more views.
524 West 19th Street
Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban, this innovative four-bedroom three-bath condo in Chelsea features a great room with double-height ceilings and 20-foot walls of electronically controlled glass. Once the glass is retracted, the great room transforms into an open-air space with an additional 186 square feet on the terrace.
71 Dikeman Street
Hidden behind a steel gate in the Brooklyn’s Red Hook neighborhood is this three-bedroom, three-bath townhouse—and its lush garden. Perennials surround a seating area with a fire pit, and grape vines dangle above an outdoor kitchen with a built-in gas grill and Big Green Egg smoker. Inside the cedar-sided bungalow, the large master suite features oversized windows and a private terrace to further revel in the outdoor space.
31 Westmoreland Drive
In the Westmoreland community on Shelter Island, this 4,665-square-foot home features a grand entertaining area with double-height beamed ceilings and six folding glass paneled doors that open to two acres of outdoor space. The expansive deck leads to a birch tree-dotted lawn and then to the waterfront. Back inside are five light-filled bedrooms and baths, including the master suite, which features water views, a private deck and an outdoor shower.
15 Mashomuck Drive
Few houses have expansive views like this contemporary home in Sag Harbor Bay. The 4,500-square-foot house features an open floor plan and wall-to-wall windows on both floors, which provide unobstructed views of Shelter Island Sound and East Hampton’s Northwest Harbor. The entertaining areas and kitchen open to a dining deck and pool. Once you’ve had your fill of the outdoors, you can retire to the master suite for an even more sublime vantage point.
260 North Wood Road
This 4,185-square-foot-house in Palm Beach is a one-story oasis: The four-bedroom, four-and-half-bath home features vaulted ceilings and a wall of folding windows in the living room, leading to a large yard, pool and plenty of palm trees. There is also a sizable loggia, which further merges the indoors with the outdoors.
609 Palm Trail
The foyer and great room in this 9,317-square-foot home in Delray Beach features soaring 16-foot ceilings and walls of glass sliding doors, which reveal a modern pool and 101-feet of waterfront (with a 20,000-pound four-post boat lift). Sitting on nearly a half acre, the home also features 1,000-square feet of covered patios. Back inside, the ground-floor master suite has glorious view of the outdoors.