A covered outdoor living area features comfortable sofas and chairs looking out over the zero-edge pool. The sleek backyard reflects the contemporary style of the home, which is highlighted by straight-lined architecture and glass walls.
The site was a grassy plane with several acres of Russian Olives. The house design is a low, contemporary structure that is very linear, so the linear structural elements are carried into the landscape. The challenge was to blend the strict, formal landscape back to a native environment without making the space feel forced.
On HGTV's "Color Splash," David Bromstad transformed this once lifeless backyard into a cozy outdoor getaway. The deck was replaced with lush grass and the tall fence was traded for a shorter wall, which does double duty as a bench. Privacy is maintained with living walls of tropical plants. Three glazed ceramic cubes create a unique table while weather-resistant fabrics add lively pops of red, orange, lime green and turquoise.
Playful and contemporary, this backyard from HGTV's Going Yard is the perfect place for kids and adults. A teeter-totter is a fun element for kids, while a streamlined raised deck has an elegant dining area.
A stone terrace outside the great room of this home overlooks an infinity pool and a view of western California hills. A well-placed pair of chaise longues perch beneath a patio roof for protection from the elements.
Contemporary Backyard With Art Studio and Fire Pit
Concrete paver walkways with Mexican pebble joints lead from the main house to each area of the backyard: the art studio, the fire pit and the concrete patio. Pea gravel is used to create a low-water landscape for this California outdoor space.