A new hard-copy edition of Toll Lifestyle Magazine has been delivered to each one of our Toll Brothers homeowners, and now we would like to bring it to you, our blog readers! Take a glimpse into the world of Toll Brothers and the luxury home communities that we are building in the most spectacular locations nationwide.
We will be featuring several articles from the magazine on our blog. The article we are highlighting here focuses on the next generation of destination living – enjoy!
Built on a foundation of delivering forward-thinking designs for a growing variety of contemporary lifestyles, Toll Brothers remains at the forefront of creating the ideal canvas for picture-perfect living.
Inspired by an evolution in open-air living and an increasing desire to connect with the Great Outdoors, America’s Luxury Home Builder® has captured the essence of letting the sun shine in extraordinary ways throughout the country.
Whether residents are entertaining in North Palm Beach, lounging poolside in Southern California, or grilling in Texas or anywhere in between, a more casual lifestyle is being celebrated in imaginative backyards year round. Such eye-catching areas are quickly becoming the preferred destination for holiday barbecues, relaxed dining, wine tastings, pool parties, and so much more.
Indeed, a new generation of buyers is gathering around romantic fire pits, grilling steaks on stainless barbecues, mixing cocktails on granite bars, or simply sharing stories from an assortment of cozy chairs and lounges, all while enjoying the seclusion that their backyard oases provide. Such comfortably furnished and functional outdoor retreats not only offer welcome privacy and popular versatility, but also encourage quiet conversation and memorable celebrations for all ages.
Confirms Angela Svoboda, CEO Linfield Design Associates, of Austin, Texas, “New homeowners are increasingly drawn to adding outdoor living areas to their home sites for entertaining and recreation. The latest trend is for these spaces to be both sustainable and low maintenance in design. Homeowners prefer such designs to be The Positano Toll Brothers at Amalfi Hills Yorba Linda, CA striking, yet practical. The most popular elements continue to be kitchen grills, fireplaces/fire pits, pools and water features, and seating and dining areas that include televisions and game tables.”
As homeowners extend their living environments for a breath of fresh air in al fresco dining and entertaining, the leader in luxury building is delivering imaginative ways to enhance and preserve such inviting surroundings in a range of climates and locales. From hardscape to furnishings to construction design and water treatments, each element is carefully selected for ultimate usability and sustainability.
Further enhanced by Toll Brothers’ awardwinning architecture and equally exquisite interiors, such dramatic outdoor specialty areas flawlessly transform into Mom’s peaceful escape, Dad’s spot with the guys, the kids’ favorite party place, or your private retreat. Private cabanas and added outdoor seating areas often invite spontaneous gatherings, and are enriched by tasteful drapery panels, warm wood and bamboo ceiling treatments, dramatic lighting, and sleek fans equipped to move an ocean of air.
Reflecting the uncompromising design standards synonymous with Toll Brothers’ acclaimed quality and innovation, these captivating outdoor environments are as seamless as conversations between friends, as residents and guests move with ease from the indoors to the outdoors.
One common design element is naturally extending hardscape from a home’s first floor interior and throughout its front and rear yards for an effortless continuation of indoor-outdoor living.
Toll Brothers offers picture-perfect advantages with advancements in window and door technology that bring the beauty of the outdoors in. Complementing stately home designs is the option of multi-slide doors in various locations and communities that extend indoor living areas to the outdoors, while expanding inspirational views. Once available exclusively in custom residences, such operable glass walls are now offered to Toll Brothers homeowners who desire a stronger connection with the Great Outdoors.
An array of radiant sliding, French and 10-foot bifold patio door systems can also welcome residents to a range of outdoor settings in which Zen water walls, soothing fountains, and raised infinity edge spas gently flow, and hundreds of square feet of sparkling ornamental pools provide the perfect place to make a splash. Cool pool planters can provide much-needed shade for a stand-up bar and hip baja shelf, and can only be matched by a stone slab bridge connecting barbecues to a “private island.”
Residents can also bask amid the sounds of softly cascading water, enjoy the glow from their fireplaces, grab their cues for a friendly game of pool, or prepare a sunset dinner in top-of-the-line outdoor kitchens, many equipped with refrigerators, wine chillers, and, of course, built-in beer taps with keg access. Similar to many of America’s indoor kitchens, sleek custom cabinetry can further frame state-of-the-art entertainment systems to be enjoyed when grilling on built-in or sunken barbecues complete with smooth granite counters.
Entertaining outdoors may also be rivaling formal dinner parties in popularity, often taking place in more majestic surroundings, as an impressive variety of decorative and functional amenities extend the luxury of the indoors to yards with dramatic hillside, city light, or refreshing water views.
Both sunlight and moonlight can also often stream through overhead trellises, while optional covered rear loggias provide protection from seasonal rain showers.
It’s clear that broadening the premium luxury and distinct style of energy-efficient residences, and harmonizing a community’s scenic surroundings, are hallmarks of Toll Brothers. Indeed, the La Morra model at Toll Brothers at Amalfi Hills — Positano Collection showcases a private master outdoor retreat with twenty, 64-light custom folding doors with frosted glass inserts, bordering a dramatic water wall with Brazilian slate, a raised spa with an overflow waterfall, and a handy Kohler® rain showerhead.
Such sophisticated personalization of outdoor living areas will continue to encourage spontaneous gatherings, memorable entertainment, and playful moments with family and friends at Toll Brothers’ communities throughout the country.
Stay tuned to read more articles from the Toll Lifestyle Magazine, that will be featured in our blog, or you can pick up a hard-copy of the magazine when you visit one of our community sales centers.