Luxury “Backyards”: Much More Than Tire Swings and Rose Bushes
For all of the amazing perks a mansion can boast, such as movie theaters, bowling alleys and spas, the outdoor amenities are sometimes just as out of this world—sometimes more so! These homes are a perfect example of the phenomenal backyards and grounds of some of the fancier estates on the market.
Old Mill Farm – Greenwich, Connecticut
Mel Gibson’s old abode is an Elizabethan-inspired Tudor. As the name would suggest (Old Mill Farm), the estate has 75 acres of things to explore. They include gardens, a terraced pool, a tennis court with stone hut, a hedge maze, a greenhouse, a life-sized chess set and a horse stable!
Price: $33 million
Falling Rock – Indian Wells, California
This might be a Billionaire Luxury favorite. The home is suspended over a pond of water that pour into 19 waterfalls. It has retractable glass walls on sun terraces to truly appreciate the canyon views outdoors, even while indoors. It has a decked out swimming pool with swim up bar. Oh, and the master bathroom connects to an outdoor shower and tanning area for those bikini line-free tanning sessions.
Price: $12 million
Icon Penthouse – Miami, Florida
The roof deck of this penthouse is cooler (and larger) than most apartments. It’s 8,000 square feet with an oceanfront view. It has a private pool, outdoor movie theater, kitchen, billiards and wet bar. Basically, it’s a dream on a roof.
Price: $19 million
Desert Sanctuary – Paradise Valley, Arizona
Just in case you get bored with 10,500 square feet, you can enjoy the chef’s kitchen that open up to an outdoor BBQ patio and pizza oven. Don’t forget about the 5-hole golf course, the stone water slide or the full lazy river pool and two spas.
Price: $5.85 million (That’s actually pretty low compared to city prices!)
Allen Penthouse – Manhattan, New York
Private outdoor areas in New York City are a beautiful, rare thing. This four bedroom condo has three terraces to prevent cabin fever even when you don’t feel like going for a walk in Central Park. In addition to 360-degree views of the city, there is a lounge area, jacuzzi and self-irrigating garden.
Price: $4.97 million