Luxury Living Outdoor kitchens

Luxury Living: Outdoor kitchens

From Nassau to the Netherlands, 5 exclusive homes for the alfresco gourmet — all from Christie’s International Real Estate

With 200 feet of prime Atlantic Ocean frontage on Vero Beach, this private compound offers an exceptional take on resort-at-home living. The 18,000-square-foot residence is divided into distinct areas for entertaining, everyday living, and guest accommodations. An oceanfront lanai features a summer kitchen complete with a wood-fired pizza oven, which opens to a wraparound lounge terrace with an 80-foot-long infinity pool and wading pool with in-water seating.

Casa Al Mare is a fine example of Mediterranean-style architecture set against the azure waters of the Bahamas. Five years in the making, this property offers 8,000 square feet of lavish interiors surrounded by 1.15 acres of lush oceanfront land. The property offers the best of island life. Among its amenities are three levels of grounds, highlighted by a classically-inspired pool and spa terrace with a summer kitchen and entertaining pavilion.

Set behind the dunes of Rockanje beach on Holland’s south coast, this country idyll features nine private acres bordering a 50-acre nature reserve. Inspired by the mountain lodges of the American West, the unique seaside retreat is a celebration of the great outdoors. The home’s relaxed indoor-outdoor design includes a fully-equipped alfresco kitchen and dining area overlooking the grounds, which are further enhanced with an infinity pool and a natural swimming pond.

This luxury residence near Charlotte, North Carolina, has been designed to maximize enjoyment of its waterfront setting on Lake Norman. The lakeside grounds host an array of amenities including a sandy beach, a boardwalk, a brand-new pier, and a resort-style pool and spa. Also included is an outdoor pavilion with a welcoming summer kitchen equipped with a stove, grill and pizza oven, and complemented by a dining area and a lounge with a fireplace.

This chic contemporary villa offers a laid-back beachfront lifestyle in the exclusive resort community of Loma Esperanza on the Samaná Peninsula. Steps away from a white-sand beach and surrounded by tropical gardens, the luxury residence encompasses 10,000 square feet of living areas with six bedrooms, an infinity pool and spa, and an entertaining terrace with an outdoor kitchen complete with a dining area and panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean.