Sleeping under the stars on the terrace is definitely an option at this high rise luxury apartment in New York in which the design flows naturally from the interior rooms into the surrounding outdoor terrace.
A swimming pool serves as both a recreational feature and a stunning visual element in this private backyard oasis that accents the architectural design (notice the double mosaic tile walls at the far end of the pool).
This imaginative configuration incorporates trees, bamboo, walkways, an outdoor oven and decking made from Yellow Stringybark into a natural open space by COS Design. Landscape by Signature Landscapes.
A beautifully-landscaped yard and paved walkway lead to this charming two-story Craftsman-style home. Craftsman style emphasizes natural materials — wood, stone and brick. Wide front porches and low-pitched roofs are typical.
An attractive water feature combining a stream and waterfalls that empty into a pool connects the new yard (note the pavilion in the background) with the owner’s main residence. Ed Castro Landscape worked closely with Cruickshank Remodeling on the placement and construction of the rock-lined stream and also oversaw the addition of new plantings in the landscape renovation.
What was once the nondescript backside of a ranch house has been transformed into an architectural marvel complete with a two story pavilion (it contains a half bath inside the arches), a greenhouse in the right corner and the outdoor fireplace in the center of the right wall. All of it is accessible within the new courtyard design.
A relaxed, out-in-the-country vibe informs this sleek beauty which includes recessed plantings along one side of the pool and an earth-toned paver walkway on the other. Believe it or not, this serene environment is only a few minutes away from downtown Philadelphia.
This formal garden with a two-story pavilion for entertaining is part of an extensive building and landscaping project by Cruickshank Remodeling. The homeowners had recently purchased the adjacent property which contained a mid century ranch house. After demolishing the structure, the yard was then graded and reconfigured into an upper and lower lawn and garden areas, taking advantage of the elevation change in the lot. The design goal was the creation of various entertainment spaces that can be viewed in our before and after visual tour.
If you want to transform your swimming pool into a tropical movie set, you can’t do much better than this design which incorporates the sort of wild vegetation you’d find around a Pacific island lagoon.