Contemporary Open Air Patio With Stainless Steel Furniture
This open concept patio allows immediate access to the backyard area, while still providing overhead coverage. Neutral tiles are featured throughout and stainless steel outdoor furniture adds a sleek touch. A nearby stone staircase boasts a glass and stainless steel railing, complementing the overall look of the space.
This exceptional Georgian estate in Bel-Air, Calif., was built in 1929 by architect Paul Williams and recently underwent a complete restoration. An elegant brick patio surrounds the backyard pool. Covered porches house seating areas to enjoy the outdoors.
Home Exterior & Landscape: Contemporary Luxury in Scottsdale, Ariz.
This phenomenal home, located in the Sonoran Desert in Scottsdale, Ariz., boasts architecturally significant roof lines that are positioned to maximize natural daylight while minimizing glare and solar heat gain.
Outdoor Lounge: Modern Oceanfront Resort in Vero Beach, Fla.
The outdoor lounge, complete with a pair of chaises, umbrella and lanterns, brings a resort-like feel to the residence. With stunning beach and ocean views, it's the ultimate place to be to relax and unwind.
A stacked stone surround on the hot tub ties in with stone pillars on the spacious patio of this Mediterranean-style home. The homeowners love to dine and entertain outdoors, so ample seating in a variety of styles creates a functional space they can use year-round.
A trio of water urns sits near a pair of lounge chairs on this stone patio, providing ambient sound while enjoying a sun-filled day. The patio leads to a wood deck with even more options for relaxing and entertaining outdoors.
This contemporary home exterior features corrugated metal panels paired with large sliding glass doors that help create open air spaces between the inside and outside of the home. A large wooden deck surrounds the home, allowing the homeowners to relax and enjoy the waterfront view.
Here's another example of taking advantage of the traditional Craftsman deep porch to make a house feel more like a home. Note the comfy seating area in front. The paint colors are by BEHR: Quail Ridge, Pebbled Shore and Blooming Wisteria.