RISMEDIA, July 20, 2007—Outdoor kitchens, super sound systems, inviting fire pits and bubbling fountains are becoming central to today’s new home designs as the popularity of home entertainment steps outside. New home outdoor living spaces take backyard barbecues to a new level in this week’s Trend Spot from Move, Inc., the leading online network of Web sites for real estate search, finance, moving and home enthusiasts.
Backyard Oasis: Scottsdale, Ariz., Take a refreshing dive into the expansive pool or gather around the fire pit on a cool desert evening in this designer backyard at this $1,726,975 home. The four-bedroom and 4.5-bathroom boasts 6,651 sq. ft. of interior living space as well as a four-car garage to house your automobiles in style. http://www.move.com/l/8
Resort Living: Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., For an elegant and sophisticated backyard experience, this four-bedroom and 3.5-bathroom home features a pool complete with a bubbling fountain and spa set within an artfully tiled deck. A covered patio adds plenty of shade for long afternoon lunches. The $1,081,975 home also features 3,525 sq. ft. of living space in addition to a three-car garage. http://www.move.com/l/9
Heavenly Desert: Alamogordo, N.M., This $425,748 home features desert landscaping with an outdoor kitchen as well as mountain views. The roof jets out beyond the house walls providing shade and comfort outdoors. The four-bedroom and 2.5-bathroom has ten-foot ceilings, walk-in closets, upgraded cabinets and countertops. http://www.move.com/l/11
Spa Retreat: Norfolk, Va., Featuring a wrap-around wooden deck with benches and a state-of-the-art built-in spa and shade cover, this $495,560 home has four bedrooms, four bathrooms and 3,812 sq. ft. to spread out. http://www.move.com/l/12
Twin Palms: Jupiter, Fla., With palm trees on either side of the pool and enough patio space to put out multiple lounge chairs, this home lives up to its $1,338,975 price tag. The home has four bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 3,997 sq. ft. and a three-car garage. http://www.move.com/l/10
REALTOR.com® and Move.com homes and rentals featured on Move Trend Spot are based on the most comprehensive nationwide database of available properties and their amenities as of July 17, 2007. Additional comparisons and lists showcasing trends in consumer preference, interest and demand for real estate properties are available at http://trends.move.com.