With perennial beds and rose bushes on either side of the path, guests will love strolling through this European-inspired garden. Thanks to its sleek design, the swimming pool ahead blends beautifully with the horizon line.
Evergreens in custom ipe planters line this modern urban backyard and provide privacy from neighboring buildings. New York City fire code limits the amount of wood decking that can be used in terrace and roof design, so the designers turned this limitation into a design feature.
Wood arbors designed by TLC Gardens and built by Trellis Structures layer the yard for additional texture and visual interest. When paired with ornamental grasses, these accents feel earthy yet dramatic.
The poolhouse features a sunken design, which gives a different perspective of the landscape, as well as heightened connectivity between activities.The poolhouse has all the comforts of home: an outdoor TV, wood burning fireplace, bathroom/changing room, storage room, full fridge and a high-end kitchen with a martini sink. Storm shutters drop down with a push of a button to provide protection on a stormy night or keep the sun out in the late afternoon. The three main arches facing the pool have screens as well to block the sun and reduce wind.
The landscaping around this historic farmhouse was unsophisticated and dated, so the owners asked Wallace Landscape Associates to make some much-needed changes. Drawing on the family's European travels, the WLA team infused the lot with enchanting Old World touches, like this iron gate that leads to the backyard.
All in the Family: Artificial Grass as a Pet-Friendly Choice
This lawn was once covered in pee gravel, which not only proved dusty, but also stuck to the paws of the resident dog. Since they decided to cover the area in synthetic grass the space is frequently enjoyed by two and four-legged friends.
Along the perimeter of the yard, tall hedges and trees offer shade from the sun and another layer of privacy. With so much water and greenery in sight, the owners are sure to think they've found paradise.
Smooth flagstone steps lead to the spa and custom waterfall, where the owners can relax after a long day at the office. Behind them, rows of boulders, trees and flowers provide a touch of greenery and offer additional privacy.
Old World-Inspired Backyard With Soothing Water Feature
Classic white columns pair with rustic wood beams to create a Mediterranean-inspired pergola. An outdoor chandelier hangs above the porch swing and patio area for an intimate, elegant seating area. In the center of the walkways leading through the backyard is a tiered water features that brings soothing ambiance to the space.