Don’t just dine outside. Cooking alfresco is easy with the chef‑centric backyard amenities of these homes.
126 Canyon Creek
10,950 square feet
A built-in barbecue is a given, but this open-air kitchen also has a minifridge and sink, all adjacent to the fire pit lounging area. A pool, spa, and views of the canyon complete the backyard of this 2012 Italian farmhouse with five bedrooms and eight baths. Jason Bradshaw, 949-433-3001
You’ll find a full outdoor kitchen at the combined pool/guesthouse of this 1981 equestrian and vineyard estate, as well as an additional built-in barbecue off the main home’s stainless steel kitchen. Combined, the two homes have six bedrooms and eight baths. Adrienne Brandes, 949-717-7122
3 Rue Chateau Royal
3,011 square feet
A chef’s island with a built-in barbecue anchors the backyard of this two-story 1973 contemporary home with three bedrooms and three baths. The backyard also has a spa, and the indoor kitchen has a six-burner cooktop and granite countertops. Natalie Raney, 949-290-9625