With California’s temperate climate, luxury homeowners have always had the luxury of enjoying outdoor dining and entertaining long before the rest of the country seeks shelter from blizzards and temperatures below freezing – and long after. Architects and designers have used the mild weather – and the breathtaking vistas—to their advantage by creating spaces that blur the lines between inside and out. From formal living rooms that extend into expansive terraces to open-air master bath spaces, below are some of the most lavish hybrid homes Hilton & Hyland offers that are truly the best of exclusive Southern California living year-round.Makowsky Estate
Indoor-outdoor Nirvana is enhanced by 270-degree unobstructed views spanning from the mountains all the way to the ocean & the incredible Los Angeles skyline in-between. Glass walls in nearly each room of the $250M estate slide fully open to blend the four luxuriously and meticulously curated levels and surrounding grounds seamlessly.25 Sierra Vista Drive
In addition to its unique dining island surrounded by water, this Rancho Mirage desert oasis boasts open doorways and floor to ceiling glass windows that make every room feel expansive and airy as they lead you into a serene and expansive outdoor lanai complete with a 60 ft infinity-edge pool and spa, dual fire pits, multiple areas for lounging, and jetliner views create an ultimate outdoor experience. Simple, crisp design lines accent this mood, while rich wood details and accents warm up the space.22506 Pacific Coast Highway
Featuring several breezy living spaces, this Carbon Beach property boasts an open flow onto the spacious terrace with panoramic views and the pool running parallel to the glistening Pacific Ocean. With its sunlit interiors that connect to the outdoors, the high ceilings and open floor plan is a clear endorsement for the ideal California indoor-outdoor living.1975 Loma Vista
This Zen inspired contemporary masterpiece boasts a 60' x 40' great room “wall of glass” with 100 feet of automated Fleetwood sliding glass panels, providing abundant natural light. The automatic glass panels open to a Balinese-inspired outdoor oasis with a zero-edge infinity pool that appears to float inside the home and a large Koi pond with waterfall and fire pit. A Porcelanosa and Miele designed kitchen overlooks the outdoor living area with a large fully-equipped outdoor kitchen. The master suite is adorned with a wall of stone and fireplace and includes a deck with a fire-pit overlooking the Koi pond and a serene view of the expansive backyard and incredibly stunning pool. The ultimate in Zen, elegance, and indoor-outdoor living.410 Dabney Lane
From the sweeping roofline to the flared pool edge, every line is elegant and tantalizing. Each gorgeous room of this mid-century modern oasis opens onto the poolside bar and floating lounge overlooking explosive views of downtown Los Angeles. The living room equipped with both a bar and fireplace serves both the interior and the poolside spaces. With sliding glass doors, you can stroll out to the floating lounge from your master bedroom. 410 Dabney Lane is the pinnacle of Beverly Hills style, 60s sexiness and 2017 smart living.11846 Ellice Street
1520 Gilcrest Drive
Sitting beautifully on MariSol’s oceanfront bluffs, this unbelievable modern home graces Malibu with amazing whitewater and breathtaking island views. The dramatic entrance is flanked by tropical landscaping and art that reveals wide walls of glass opening out to an infinity pool, seamlessly connecting the interiors to the Pacific Ocean and beyond. This jaw-dropping home also includes your own private sandy beach, roof-top putting green, outdoor cabanas, movie theater & gym. Most contemporary homes rely on bold forms & stark spatial relationships; this home dares to peel back its silky skin to reveal muscular board formed concrete walls to remind the visitor that at its heart, this home is a structure for living & not just a sculpture to inhabit.
530 Leslie Lane
On the promontory overlooking the Trousdale Estates and high above the famed Sunset Strip, 1520 Gilcrest Drive’s open floor plan maximizes stellar views of downtown Los Angeles and the mountains beyond, to the Getty Center, Santa Monica, Catalina Island, and the Pacific Ocean. Indoors and outdoors become one in this beautiful home where large floor-to-ceiling windows open to the terrace and dual fire pits, a seamless extension of the living area.
A grand sky-lit entrance greets you to an exquisitely appointed Mid-Century Modern marvel by famed designer Michael Marquez. An exquisite indoor outdoor living space, encompassed by panoramic city views, set the stage for this ultimate entertainer’s paradise. Floor to ceiling windows cascade the southern facade, bathing every room in the best of Los Angeles’ cityscape. The outdoor lounge is fit for the most tasteful soirée: a swimmer’s pool, fire pit & barbecue complete a retreat that is unmatched.