There’s nothing that says summer more than an oozing s’more: toasted marshmallow and a square of chocolate melted between two graham crackers.
While most people assume that making s’mores is solely a rustic thing you do while camping, we dug up some homes that demonstrate what gourmet s’more-making can be like, year-round. All you need is a luxe fireplace, some comfortable chairs and of course, someone to go buy a bag of marshmallows.
45 32nd Ave S, Naples FL (below)
For Sale: $21,900,00
Enjoy the heat of an outdoor fireplace and a spectacular view with this piece of waterfront Naples real estate. Chosen as one of the 25 Top Ocean Front Homes in the U.S. by Ocean Magazine, this home features an imported travertine fireplace, handmade Italian chandeliers, Costa Brava granite and copper, hammered sinks as well as an acre of property abutting the Gulf of Mexico. The outdoor space rivals the interior with a private gazebo complete with fireplace and of course, more water views.
1867 W Wesley Rd NW, Atlanta GA (below)
For Sale: $12,500,000
“Enjoy resort-like living at home,” proclaims the listing for this Atlanta home for sale, and with three-plus acres, pool and outdoor living room, it just may be possible. While the interior of the home is spectacular with high ceilings, curving staircases and chandeliers throughout, it’s the outdoor kitchen and fireplace that puts the property over the top. Roast a marshmallow from one of three couches surrounding a marble outdoor fireplace while staying out of the Atlanta heat in an Italian loggia.
For Sale: $29,500,000
Set on a bluff above the Pacific Ocean, this home on the La Jolla real estate market has spectacular views from a mosaic-tiled patio that features a large outdoor fireplace surrounded by cushy seating and lit by hanging lanterns. The rest of the property is just as luxurious and includes a movie theater, pool, and several rooms that open up to private terraces.
11 Morning Sky Ln, Las Vegas NV (below)
For Sale: $6,499,000
Tucked under a 2,000-square-foot covered stone patio on this prime piece of Las Vegas real estate is a huge outdoor fireplace and plenty of room for roasting a hot dog or two. Although median Las Vegas home values have declined 7.3 percent, top-of-the-line features like Lutron home automation controls, home theater and 9,000 square feet of living space, keeps this 2009-built property on the high end of the market.
The fire pit may be in the ground, but that’s where the similarities to camping end. Not only does this home on the Scottsdale real estate market have a large outdoor living space with its gas-powered fire pit, pool and spa, but it has 5,694 square feet of living space with 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms as well as a gourmet kitchen with butler’s pantry and high-end stainless steel appliances.
8905 Brock Ln, Albuquerque NM (below)
For Sale: $1,399,999
This green-built home listed for sale on the Albuquerque real estate market boasts an open floor plan that flows into an outdoor living area featuring a flagstone patio, barbecue area, Kiva fireplace and s’more-worthy fire pit overlooking the pool. The rest of the home was designed to mimic an Italian villa with brick and plaster walls, high ceilings and balconies.
1502 Wills Ct, Westlake TX (below)
For Sale: $3,999,999
If you’ve ever wanted to roast a marshmallow inside, this slice of premium Westlake real estate will give you the opportunity. The home’s outdoor living space looks more like an indoor living space with a curtained entrance, high ceilings, built-in kitchen, and of course, a fire pit perfect for s’mores. The rest of the estate features imported granites and marbles, elegant faux finishes and 5-inch thick oak floors.
For Sale: $1,899,000
Looking to roast a marshmallow or two lakeside? How about a waterfront property with adjacent fire pit like this slice of Bonney Lake real estate in Washington. Built in 2008, this lake home is anything but basic, featuring custom limestone, 12-foot ceilings, and double master suites. If the dock fire pit is a little too rustic for you, the home also has a patio complete with built-in barbecue and kitchen. Wondering if you can afford this? This home has an estimated monthly payment of $10,190 but you can run the numbers on a mortgage calculator to be sure.