Pizza ovens are a beloved boast of next-level outdoor kitchens, and we're spotting steady numbers of them lately throughout our luxury listings north of NYC. Whether you're looking to put a splash in your swim party or spice up a simple al fresco family dinner, they're foolproof crowd-pleasers that can't possibly be overrated. Here's a few examples at homes currently on the market:
SCARSDALE | 2 Reimer Road
A refined pre-war Tudor in Scarsdale's Murray Hill section probably isn't where you'd expect to find this rustic, straight-out-of-the-Catskills summer kitchen, but after 128 years in this business we know better than to judge a house by its facade. Lanterns, woodwork and tree stump seating set the relaxed mood, with the wood-fired workhorse front and center as the main attraction. Not only do those porch fans keep the space comfortable on a humid night, they'll double as your dinner bell by blending that sweet olfactory melange of melting mozzarella, garlic and basil into the air.
IRVINGTON | 390 Riverview Road
Meet the fortress of pizza solitude. Like a Neopolitan of Neopolitan pizza ovens, this 3-in-one stone behemoth comes complete with a wood bunker to feed both the fireplace and oven, backed up by a massive gas grill to complete the trifecta. With the serious pool steps away, it's clear this backyard strives to keep the bar high. With some of Westchester's best artisan cheese and charcuterie purveyors minutes away, we might just have to invite ourselves to taste whatever creations you come up with.
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GREENWICH | 465 Round Hill Road
This towering beauty of stone masonry casts a literal and figurative shadow over its propane-fueled flatmate. Throw in some logs, roll out your dough, grab some guanciale, robliolina and white truffle oil and let this behemoth deliver high-standard summer comfort food you'll never tire of.
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LAKE MAHOPAC | 507 North Lake Boulevard
At a home that knows how to party as well as this one, easy access to pizza seems prerequisite. A stone-clad Pompeii oven holds down the patio alongside a robust fireplace and grill, empowering the outdoor chef to impress all summer long in good company (who can post up for awhile at the neighboring cabana, complete with a bar).