Perfect for outdoor entertaining, this modern patio is conveniently located next to the pool. Bold, orange armchairs and a simple wood dining table offer a casual spot to dine outside. A pair of metal ceiling fans keep the space cool during the hotter months.
Multiple seating areas serve different functions to take maximum advantage of this oceanside patio. An outdoor rug grounds a conversation area with a modern wood sofa and chair. Nearby, a grouping of slatted wood chairs surround a fire table, providing warmth and inviting conversation.
For a multifunctional outdoor living room that would serve as a family gathering space and a meeting area for the owners’ clients and colleagues, landscape architect Mark Tessier created an accordingly varied lighting scheme. Traditional outdoor lighting illuminates the area without making a statement, while style enters from above and below, via a flickering fire pit and paper lanterns of various sizes hung randomly throughout the space. “After dusk, these lights cast a warm, inviting glow festive for simple or elegant gatherings any time of the year,” says Tessier.
This modern Malibu terrace is steps from the beach, separated from the master bedroom by a glass wall with a broad sliding panel. A spiral staircase leads to an upper terrace. Clean lines and neutral colors are crisp and modern, keeping the emphasis on the breathtaking views.
Built-in bench seating lines the perimeter of this lower-level outdoor terrace, which is almost level with the Malibu beach. Gray tile is offset by outdoor fabrics in cheery, colorful stripes. A fire bowl offers warmth for breezy nights.
Designed in conjunction with architect Richard LeGros, this Shell Beach home aimed to tie the clients’ contemporary style with a beach getaway feel. Jeffrey Gordon Smith's intent was to find poetry in the project by playing off the architecture of the main house and push the indoor-outdoor concept.
Outdoor slipper chairs offer a comfy spot to enjoy this open-air terrace in Malibu. Glass walls divide the interior spaces of this home from the beach beyond, taking advantage of the breathtaking views.