Get Inspired By These Chic Outdoor Entertaining Spaces

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Decks, patios, and pools are the go-to spots in any home during the summertime, but entertaining is a particular pleasure in these inviting spaces. Click through to see some of our favorite summer gathering spots that would surely cover all of your barbecue, dinner, and cocktail party needs.
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The top level of this San Francisco home opens up entirely to the elements — making impromptu dinner parties under the stars a breeze.
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In this Belgian home, a built-in concrete table and barbecue make for a casual summer dining spot overlooking a pond.
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This stunning Paris home features multiple glass floors and walls, which make this indoor dining room off of a courtyard feel like it’s outdoors.
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A swimming pool, fire pit, and built-in grill are just a few of the features that make the sprawling backyard of a Greek vacation home ideal for cocktail parties and barbecues alike.
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This house in Northern California opens out onto a long wooden deck and a concrete patio — complete with a lap pool, to create an expansive indoor-outdoor living area.
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An enormous glass clerestory and a tract of accordion doors open up the entire corner of a Canadian home to a concrete patio in the backyard.
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This sublime backyard, which features a lime green pool, hot tub, rock garden, and fire pit, makes an ideal space for summer pool parties.
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A home in Los Angeles was engineered specifically for entertaining, with outdoor spaces on either side of the house that are frequently occupied by friends and family.
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The variegated backyard of a weekend home in Mexico combines a covered deck, in-ground swimming pool, and lush green lawn to create an idyllic outdoor living space.
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