The custom elevator stops at the third floor of this contemporary residence where you can see a glimpse of the large window wall with great views. The overlook was carefully placed along with the two-story window wall placement so that the view could be seen just as well from this level as the main level living below.
Homeowners are designing outdoor kitchen and dining areas with room for a dining table and bar to maximize seating for themselves and guests. This patio's bar and floor use Belgard products manufactured by Miller Materials in Missouri.
Located on Kauai’s famed North Shore, the three-acre home is dramatically situated on a bluff above Kalihiwai Bay. Enjoy 360-degree views from the second-story observation deck, the perfect spot for whale watching.
A cozy outdoor seating area is illuminated by LED string lights in a modern courtyard. A high privacy fence creates a sense of seclusion under the shade of trees original to the space. The garden was installed in December 2014.
A self-latching steel gate creates an eye-catching entrance to this modern courtyard. The 300-pound gate spans the space between the 60-inch tall concrete wall. The gate, which was custom fabricated by Dennis Schleder, matches the modern rustic style of the planter box and courtyard within.
Bistro lights are the finishing touch on this modern courtyard, illuminating the wood furniture, bluestone paving with pebble accents, crushed granite and rustic container. Drought-tolerant plants surround the patio, adding a flair of green to complete the space.
Trees shade a spacious and stylish courtyard accented by drought-tolerant plants and LED string lights. The hardscaping combines bluestone paving with pebble accents and crushed granite paving. Both existing trees were retained when the new garden was installed in December 2014.
The homeowners, guests and pets can relax on outdoor furniture accented by throw pillows within the shady seclusion of a tall, wood privacy fence. The homeowner had a vision for transforming the space, which was already partially enclosed by a fence and concrete wall, into an outdoor courtyard for entertaining on warm summer evenings.
The swings-as-barstools idea in this modern kitchen came from the family's travels – they saw similar swings in a bar and never forgot them. The kitchen was designed to be a fun space for the parents, their kids and their friends. Since they often entertain, the goal was to make the kitchen and living room one open, flexible space with an airy feel and a strong connection to the outdoor view.
A metal planter displays the house number just outside this modern courtyard. Drought-resistant plants fill the rustic container, which accents the contemporary concrete wall that separates the patio from the street.
Bluestone paving with pebble accents, crushed granite and cedar fencing work together to transform what was previously an RV parking space into a modern courtyard. The lines of the furniture mimic the lines of the cedar fencing.
This bathroom, designed by Mark Williams, flaunts a pristine double vanity with granite counter top. Brick patterned white wall tiling maintains the bright atmosphere while adding textural complexity, and large windows flood the space with natural light, highlighting all details.
For this bold contemporary driveway in Sarasota, Fla., panels of permeable paving extend the architecture and horizontal grid of the home while allowing water to percolate instead of running off site. The landscaping project by DWY Landscape Architects was a 2014 Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects award winner.