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Scenic Views: 8 Homes with Private Balconies & Terraces

Private balconies and terraces ease the divide between the indoors and outside in these luxury properties

The balcony, the terrace, the veranda delimit that halfway place between the indoors and the outdoors—and the wild, infinite world beyond. 

Today’s luxury homes offer dazzling outdoor spaces, whether rooftop terraces or sweeping balconies, all with beautiful views of the world’s great destinations. These private alfresco spaces have eye-catching architectural and landscape designs with every modern amenity, such as infinity pools and spas, luxurious lounge and dining areas, wet bars, summer kitchens, and fireplaces. 

Herewith, this Luxury Defined collection offers eight homes with advantageous vantages on the most sensational views on earth, whether city skyline, the mountains, or the sea. 

1. Contemporary Sea-View Villa in Port d’Andratx, Mallorca, Spain 

Set on a hillside in Cala Llamp, an idyllic bay near Port d’Andratx on the southwestern tip of Mallorca, this newly built villa has been designed with chic modern comfort in mind. 

To frame spectacular sunsets and sea as far as neighboring Ibiza, the primary living space and pool terrace occupy the upper level. There, the expansive living and dining room features wraparound, floor-to-ceiling sliding windows that open on three sides. A further side terrace with elaborate wooden detailing creates an outdoor dining space. 

On the lower floor are two sumptuous primary bedroom suites; the ground-level floor offers three additional bedrooms, a fitness area, and a wine cellar. An elevator serves all floors, including the underground six-car garage. 

Outside the home, bespoke light installations and attractive plantings provide a final flourish, creating a magical ambience when night falls. 

2. Waterfront Villa at Jumeirah Living Marina Gate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates 

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This lavish, luxury-serviced duplex residence features a wraparound terrace facing Dubai Marina, a two-mile stretch of waterfront where superyachts and skyscrapers glitter in the desert sun. 

This striking, two-story “villa in the sky” has a prime setting in Jumeirah Living Marina Gate, a five-star hotel and residences in Dubai Marina. 

The four-bedroom, five-bathroom home offers 4,633 square feet of turnkey living space appointed with exquisite fixtures, finishes, furnishings, and artwork. 

Floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall windows open to balconies and sun terraces to capture the unobstructed water and skyline views. Luxurious reception rooms, a designer kitchen, and maid’s room are further highlights. 

The five-star services and amenities at Jumeirah Living Marina Gate include a fitness center, sauna, and an outdoor infinity pool. The restaurants and shops of Dubai Marina and The Beach at JBR are within a short walk. 

3. Distinguished Villa on Lake Como, Civenna, Italy 

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This stylish Modernist villa has a dramatic hillside setting above Lake Como, about 15 minutes’ drive from the picturesque medieval town of Bellagio—“the Pearl of Lombardy.” 

Designed in the 1960s by celebrated architect Gio Ponti and restored in 2018, the eight-bedroom, six-and-a-half-bathroom villa offers 5,434 square feet of living space across three levels, currently configured as three separate units (two of which are vacation rentals). 

On the upper floor is a semicircular living room with a sunken lounge, cozy fireplace, and 11 windows framing an awe-inspiring, 180-degree view of Lake Como. A spiral staircase leads down to the second-floor reception room with dining area, half bathroom, and small aperitivo kitchen. This floor also houses the main suite and three guest bedrooms. 

A ramp leads past ancillary structure to a relaxation area with a bocce court, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, and paved terraces to contemplate the views. Beyond are 7.5 acres of private, wooded grounds, a haven of tranquility with hydrangeas, an orchard, and vegetable garden bordered by forest. 

4. The Havens on Fanny Hill in Snowmass Village, Colorado 

Luxury mountain home in Colorado
At this contemporary mountain home in Snowmass Village ski resort, residents can savor spectacular views of the Rockies.

The Havens is an exclusive collection of 10 single-family homes on the Fanny Hill ski run at Aspen Snowmass mountain resort. Situated slopeside, just steps from the Base Village, Residence 8 reimagines the log cabin for the 21st century. 

Lake Flato Architects designed the open-concept interiors and tranquil outdoor spaces to take in the panoramic Rocky Mountain vistas. Walls of windows bring in the light and the views. 

An elevator serves all levels, including the top-floor primary suite. Three additional bedrooms include a spacious bunkroom. 

The private deck (with Jacuzzi) is ideal for après-ski relaxation. A ski/bike equipment garage and assigned covered parking are further amenities. Ownership includes access to the One Snowmass Fitness Center and the pool at Electric Pass Lodge (scheduled to open this summer). 

5. Residence at Parc Saint Roman in Monaco 

This ultra-luxurious residence is in Parc Saint Roman, a distinguished development close to the iconic Casino de Monte-Carlo, the Monte-Carlo Beach hotel, the M.C.C.C. country club, and fine shops and restaurants. 

The sleek, three-bedroom, three-bathroom residence is on a high floor of the building with views from Cap Martin to Cap Ferrat. The home was renovated in contemporary style with airy, open-plan rooms leading out to private terraces, increasing the natural light and allowing for indoor-outdoor living. 

The veranda, with its adjustable slats for shade of sunlight, enhances alfresco mealtimes or moments of relaxation. The large, open-plan kitchen has top-of-the-line appliances and includes a glass-enclosed, temperature-controlled wine cellar. 

The owners’ suite has a lavish en suite bathroom with soaking tub, shower, hammam, and its own sea view. This exceptional residence also includes two cellars and seven parking spaces and access to Parc Monaco’s leafy private park. 

6. PH8N at 540 West, New York, New York 

Luxury penthouse rooftop in New York City
The pinnacle of this penthouse in Midtown West is a private roof deck with a view of the New York City skyline. 

PH8N sits atop 540 West 49th Street, a luxury-serviced condominium in Midtown Manhattan, just west of the glittering lights of Broadway.

The two-bedroom, two-bathroom residence offers more than 1,400 square feet of interior space and 800 square feet of terraces overlooking the skyline. 

Appointments include white oak flooring, one-touch Lutron electronic shades, zoned temperature control, a chef’s kitchen, and a laundry space. The light-infused, south-facing living room is perfect for relaxing or entertaining in grand style. It opens to a chef’s kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances, a Silestone quartz countertop, and imported Italian cabinetry. 

The owner’s suite has a bathroom with a deep soaking tub and separate glass shower. But the highlight is a private roof terrace with lounge seating and an alfresco dining area looking onto the streetscape below.

Residents also enjoy access to the 540 West’s private 6,000-square-foot courtyard, as well as a state-of-the-art fitness center, pet spa, and fireplace lounge. 

7. Es Bosc in Ibiza, Spain 

This sumptuous villa in Ibiza is a celebration of art, nature, and the senses. Perched on a clifftop with views of the Mediterranean Sea, the property encompasses more than five acres of resplendent grounds sheltered by native pine and juniper.  

A field of lavender adorns the entrance and stretches to a magnificent infinity pool that seems to merge with the sea below. Built into the cliffs, the pool deck’s natural rock formations mirror the craggy inlets of the coastline.

Just beyond is Es Cubells Bay and the neighboring island of Formentera. Cabanas grace the pool deck and stone terraces around the property. Fruit trees and vegetable gardens provide abundant fresh produce.  

The interiors evoke a Moorish palace, with carefully sourced antiques and handcrafted finishes of wood and stone. The great room is the centerpiece with its beautiful Mudéjar-style ceiling dome and violet-glass skylight.

Other stylish appointments include a library, kitchen, and a main bedroom, one of six suites, with a Jacuzzi, sauna, and a terrace with another spectacular vista of the sea. 

8. Private Mansion in Villa Montmorency, Paris, France 

Paris rooftop terrace
This elegant Art Deco mansion in Paris’s exclusive Villa Montmorency neighborhood is a rare offering in the City of Light: The home is accoutered with every conceivable amenity, including two landscaped roof terraces, each with a bird’s-eye view of the Eiffel Tower. 

This elegant Parisian mansion has an ultra-exclusive setting in the private, gated enclave of Villa Montmorency in the city’s 16th arrondissement. 

The grand Art Deco residence offers 6,803 square feet of exceptionally restored living space, indoors and outdoors, including a private garden and two roof terraces, each with a view of the Eiffel Tower.  

The main level includes a reception room with a mezzanine-level library, a formal dining room opening to a landscaped veranda, and a fully fitted, eat-in kitchen. 

An elevator serves all floors, including two basement levels dedicated to a wellness suite (with a fitness studio and ozone-purified resistance pool), a two-car garage, cinema, photography lab, and wine cellar. Three upper floors house five large en suite bedrooms, an office, and the two roof decks. 

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