To separate the home's front entrance from the highway, designers built concrete walls to frame a small courtyard, using polygal and steel panels to create a bit of transparency on the side of the carport and as a small accent on the street side. Now, the entry circulation comes parallel to the driveway on the street side with bright red doors which match the front door and visually call visitors and clarify the entry sequence.
Courtyard Seating Area Features Space Needle Sculpture
Connecting the cafe and bookstore with the co-working space in the rear building is an open courtyard seating area. The Space Needle sculpture was made by a local artist using salvaged wood from the existing building, and the original windows were salvaged to retain the character of the 1922 building. By reusing as much as possible, there is personality and history mixed with modern design.
Interior Courtyard with Grill, Bar and Custom Built Fire Pit
Once guests pass through the exterior gates, they enter a large courtyard. This courtyard contains a grill, bar and fire pit. This permanent, custom built fire pit has marble ledges that allow the fixture to double as a coffee table, making this space the perfect place to entertain-no matter the season.
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.
As seen on HGTV’s Fixer Upper, this entry courtyard’s modern design was enhanced by painting the brick light gray and the door a contemporary blue-black. Natural wood support beams, no-fuss landscaping and a herringbone-pattern wood walkway complete the look.
A striking sculpture makes a contemporary statement in the courtyard of this modern desert home. The covered pavilion blends the indoors and out with comfortable furnishings, a chic bar and dining area, creating the perfect spot to entertain.
White rattan chairs with a curved seat and ottomans offer a way to enjoy the sun and lush surroundings in the courtyard. The chairs include green-on-green pillows that are made from weather resistant fabric and have an eye-catching geometric print.
Extra Storage and Pops of Color in Spanish Colonial Courtyard
To help give the homeowners both additional seating and storage, designers chose a rustic, Spanish style bench with storage underneath to meet these two goals. Then, they added turquoise accents above the piece to extra color and a touch of Spanish Colonial flair.