The cedar hot tub is tucked into the hillside, surrounded by field stone walls and a cozy flagstone patio. Restrained plantings take their cue from the stunning natural setting. Sweeps of native grasses and succulents dot the garden; olive trees provide structure and shade.
The swimming pool, which flows through the entryway and around dining and living spaces, is an integral part of this contemporary house's design. Walls open up to the outdoors creating a seamless transition to the natural surroundings.
One updated section of a 200-acre farm in New England features an infinity pool and lawn terraces by meant for modern living, just outside the contemporary home. Maryann Thompson Architect kept the mature beech, elm and sycamore trees.
This ranch house is anchored to the site by a majestic hill-top oak. Various realms expand downhill, opening towards views of the surrounding hill country. Each building element is situated with respect to its place in the landscape and corresponding views while carefully considering the composition of the whole.
Vertical stackable planters are one way to have a micro garden and it suits shallow-rooted edibles like lettuces, flowers, strawberries and herbs, says Anne Gibson, known as The Micro Gardener. This setup also minimizes moisture loss when watering from the top. Group plants with the same water needs together on each tier and add a saucer at the base to collect any water or nutrients.
Modern Home's Exterior with Complimentary Natural Accents
This beautiful, modern home uses exterior materials that complement nature and each other. White stucco maintains the home's modern style, while cedar and natural stone accents help to soften the space's design and make it more complimentary to the nature that surrounds it.
On the lake side of this newly renovated home, designers incorporated a patio into the home's entertainment space. The large back patio space includes a dining table with an umbrella, making the space usable even on sunny and drizzly days, as well as a lounge area with a view of the lake. Leading off from the patio, a landscaped walkway gives the homeowners safe passage to the lake below.