Curved French doors open up the interior space to the stunning backyard, which comes alive at night. Market lights strung from the house to the tree create a warm, romantic atmosphere. Speakers hidden behind the Japanese maple trees softly filling the air with music and several plants that perfume the air.
A series of covered outdoor living spaces overlook an infinity pool and hot tub in the backyard of this Austin home. Throughout the house, design distinction is achieved with the contrast of light stone finishes and dark-stained wood.
Comfortable teak furniture with soft blue cushions reflect the Mediterranean-inspired water feature. The fountain adds soothing background sound, while space heaters keep the space warm even in cooler weather.
This Mediterranean outdoor patio is enclosed in a courtyard. There's a dining table and a rounded fireplace. Wrought iron dining chairs push the Spanish colonial look, and a pergola covered in grapes provide shade as well as character.
Teak rocking chairs are a perfect spot to relax in this welcoming backyard oasis. Trellises full of climbing plants add color and texture to stucco exterior walls of the Mediterranean home, and rustic wood windows create a striking contrast.
This Spanish-style outdoor fireplace provides the perfect place to cozy up to on a chilly evening. A low wall creates additional places to sit, and also frames an area for plants, including these Mexican Fan Palms. The seating area is completed with the addition of iron chairs, a coffee table and sofa.
A rustic elegance defines a host of outdoor patios and covered terraces that flank the home, including this comfortable lounge with an outdoor fireplace. Open-air living is a must in this waterfront hacienda.
Vibrant colorful pillows and rugs bring this inviting patio space to life. A stone bench is built into the retaining wall which doubles as a privacy wall enclosing the cozy space. Wood furniture, plants and woven planters add beautiful natural texture to compliment the aesthetic.
Another wonderful feature of this French-themed home is a private patio area and fireplace that appears separate from its main gathering space. One can relax, take a breather or even meditate in this small, out-of-the-way area that is as beautifully apportioned as the rest of the home. Mark Scott and Associates designed the landscaping with a more secluded space in mind.
By providing the tranquil sound of running water close to the backyard loggia, it added another element to further enjoy the surrounding space and the vast ocean views beyond.
Taking advantage of the 12" raised patio, it allowed for a small, but elegant water feature to be placed in just the right location to be enjoyed by the dining table.
Easy living is made even easier on this gorgeous Mediterranean patio. A long rustic trestle table provides ample room for guests, and the patterned tiles underfoot mean the floor is just as compelling as the surroundings.