Crisp white walls, sleek white sofas and a clean-lined coffee table create a contemporary look in this pool house. A sisal rug and aqua surfboard add coastal flair, giving the space some sea-inspired personality.
In contrast to the mostly neutral apartment, bright accent colors were added to the balcony sitting area for a year-long summer feel. The balcony is an important aspect of the home with endless views of the water and surrounding high-rises.
Designed to entertain, this outdoor space was maximized to create an extension of the home. A contemporary pool complete with soothing water feature combines with a covered seating area that has an outdoor fireplace and flatscreen TV.
Tucked in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains, this stunning contemporary home boasts sweeping views across its 93 secluded acres. The property is five minutes from the world renown Ventana Canyon Resort and Country Club in Tucson, AZ.
The homeowner wanted a landscape and outdoor entertainment space that would do justice to his exquisite Lake Minnetonka home and enhance opportunities for high level business meetings and entertaining family and friends.
The use of concrete was essential for creating multi-purpose benches and retaining walls across the back and sides of the structure, which envelope the domineering Aura fireplace with a curved, centralized hearth.
Contemporary Outdoor Living Perfect for Evening Entertaining
Lighting is crucial to the design because the grounds are used just as much — if not more — at nighttime as during the day. LED lights illuminate a series of drums where buffets are laid out on the main terrace, while a series of light-display panels in the wall behind them contain video screens that can mimic fish swimming in the ocean, or other scenes to enliven the background for big gatherings. Steps and pathways glow in the dark, along with intimate living and dining areas. In this respect, designing these spaces with furnishings and light placement required an approach similar to a home’s interior.
Contemporary Outdoor Living Space Surrounded by Desert Landscaping
Rectangular pavers create a contemporary walkway across the lawn that continues over the sleek swimming pool. A simple iron fence meets safety needs while maintaining a seamless look from the designed outdoor space to the natural landscape beyond.
Contemporary Pool With Colorful Wall Art, Lounge Seating
In between the home and pool house, a swimming pool fits perfectly into the design. Colorful wall art beside the pool was incorporated to showcase the homeowner's collection of artwork. Poolside lounge seating and a nearby bar make this spot the perfect place to entertain.
To create a memorable front entry for this New England residence, landscape designers planted a grove of single-stem river birch trees that frame the front walkway. The trees' peeling bark pops in front of the home's horizontal cedar façade. In another striking play of contrasts, a gravel path is bordered by slabs of smooth granite.