Our love of casual entertaining has drifted, perhaps unsurprisingly, toward a place in the sun (or under the stars): Homeowners are embracing sophisticated “outdoor rooms” with full-service kitchens in magical settings, and with a limited number of summer days, will seem particularly determined to stretch them as far as they can. A perfect retreat from the outside hustle and bustle of everyday life is found on these dreamy patios surrounded by glistening pools, cabanas and lush forest foliage. Whether for entertaining, dining, sunbathing, or just pure relaxation – here are just a few of the exceptional, outdoor summer sanctuaries in my collection, that will leave you breathless.

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