Living la vida al fresco

 Living la vida al fresco

When it comes to homes, the outside is as important as what’s within, especially when you’re entertaining. Al fresco terraces and balconies are all the rage right now – for hosting, relaxing, and partying!

Whether you’re looking for inspiration for your own open-air space, or just want some serious house envy, take a look at this list of the top five al fresco entertaining areas featured on OzHome News in the last week.

413 Rotary Park Road, Alberton, Qld 4207

A riverside estate on the market for $7.63 million has been described as one of the Gold Coast’s best-kept secrets, and it also has one of the best terraces.

The 6.47-acre property boasts 160 metres of river frontage, with fantastic views of the Logan River from its second-floor terrace – that’s right, this in-ground pool is one storey above ground!

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Tony Brown
0418 961 500

55 Markwell Street, Hamilton, Qld 4007

A multi-million dollar mansion in Brisbane’s affluent suburb of Hamilton boasts multiple al fresco entertaining areas.

The first area contains a 21-metre lap pool, temperature controlled to stay the perfect temperature no matter the weather, and the attached spa is always a great way to relax.

Looking for somewhere drier? Head across the pool and up a flight of poured concrete stairs to a beautiful timber-clad barbecue area – complete with its own pizza oven!

Find out more.


Matt Lancashire 
0416 476 480
Ray White New Farm

534 Donaldson Road, Ancona, Vic 3715

Exactly 450 metres above sea level in Victoria’s Ancona Valley lies the $4 million garden estate, Hayfield Rise.

Sweeping away from the ground floor a slice of Tuscany awaits you. Mature grapevines in the courtyard invite you to linger over a glass of wine, before heading poolside.

The pool sits nestled between a cherry grove and vegetable garden, where rustic timber decking provides the perfect place to laze in the sun. Meanwhile, the attached gazebo is ideal for serious entertaining!

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Kate McDougall
Allana Neely
(03) 5775 2437
McGrath Mansfield

17 Austin Street, Adelaide, SA 5000

The final penthouse suite of Adelaide’s tallest highrise tower, ‘Realm’, is now for sale, at a price range of around $4.8 million.

Spread across two levels, the five-bedroom apartment enjoys multiple balconies, with the pièce de résistance on the second floor.

A fantastically appointed outdoor dining area just past the bar has its own barbecue and pizza oven, with room for formal and relaxed seating. Even better, you have access to a private hot tub!

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Marina Ormsby
0488 183 521
Fox Real Estate

32A Marlborough Street, College Park, SA 5069

The town hall-inspired facade of this Adelaide property conceals a modern interior with plenty of entertaining space out back – on the market with a price in the low to mid $4 millions. 

Out the back, an al fresco terrace with its own outdoor kitchen looks onto enclosed gardens and a decadent heated saltwater pool. The master bedroom has its own access to the area, but for the rest of the house, you’ll cross an open plan living room with glass concertina door access to a skylight covered dining area overlooking the pool.

Find out more.


Tim Thredgold
0418 817 407
Megan Thredgold
0417 802 997
Toop & Toop Real Estate

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