6 private terraces to get you ready for grilling season

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The snow is melting, the streets are getting clean(ish), and it's not pitch black when you leave the office. Which means it's time to start plotting to spend as much time as possible at outdoor parties, whether they're in Brooklyn backyards or luxe landscaped roofdecks. But really, the ideal is the private terrace, so we went ahead and rounded up some of the most enviable outdoor spaces on the market for both renters and buyers. If you end up snapping one of these up, we expect an invite to your next barbecue (or pool party).

Why commute to the Hamptons when you can rent this Flatiron penthouse out for the summer? $40,000 a month will get you a four-bedroom, newly renovated duplex in a landmarked building, and, of course, this private rooftop terrace with heated pool, cabana seating, kitchen, and bathroom.

The 4-bedroom duplex "Penthouse C" apartment at Sterling Mason Tribeca features a huge east-facing terrace, and even if it's too chilly to lounge outside, you can enjoy the view from the living room's floor-to-ceiling windows.

This $24.75 million West 10th street townhouse isn't anyone's idea of cheap (at least, not anyone we know), but it has terraces on both the garden level and the "parlor floor" with prime views of the West Village.

If you feel like dropping $37,500 a month on rent, you can snap up this Turtle Bay penthouse duplex with not one but two terraces, all set up for entertaining, and a private keyed elevator so you never have to make small talk with the neighbors.

When it comes this Miami-esque Mill Basin mega-mansion, there's a lot to talk about, but we're especially intrigued by the 2,325 square feet of outdoor terrace space, which includes landscaping, a pool, spa, outdoor kitchen, and outdoor seating, all right on the water's edge. Plus, it's been marked down from $30 million to $17 million, so, you know, it's a bargain.


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