A pair of dark wooden doors open up to the arched entry to the courtyard. Pendant lighting and floor lights keep the outdoor space well-lit during the evening. To the left, a small, rectangular water feature adds tranquility to the design.
Making the most of all the outdoor spaces of this private estate, the small courtyard is transformed in to a cozy getaway. The sounds of the urn-style water feature create a calm atmosphere, while leafy green plants bring texture and liveliness to the space.
Anytime you're setting up an outdoor space, make sure you consider natural shade sources to help keep the space cool. Taking space-planning cues from its central planting bed, the courtyard offers plenty of shade thanks to its planted tree.
The open courtyard features an elegant southwestern style with an adobe-style fireplace, stucco walls, exposed wood beams and terracotta tile floors. Comfortable furniture surrounds the fireplace, creating a welcoming outdoor gathering space.
The spa-like master bathroom features mahogany-trimmed doors that open to a quiet courtyard area. Palm trees and other foliage plants are integrated into the pebbled landscape, while a privacy fence encloses the space.
The inner courtyard now has the visual focus of a fireplace. The fireplace design complements the historic design of the home. The fireplace is accented with encaustic tiles and flanked by traditional “banco” benches. With this design, the delineation between exterior and interior spaces is obscured.