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.
An Old World fountain mounted on the wall of this kitchen courtyard calls to mind a Spanish estate. Concrete pavers add cobbled texture and nuanced color to the Mediterranean-style patio. A pair of potted olive trees flank the fountain.
After passing through the courtyard doors, you are welcomed by dual fountain features that frame the walkway and provide a tranquil feeling upon entry into this private space.
Finding the right glass waterline tile for fountain and spa was difficult since we wanted it to be complementary to the antique brick and terra cotta paving colors, but the Bamboo Blend (Weave Series from Walker Zanger) provide the right balance of color, while also providing enough of a highlight.
This courtyard uses classic Japanese style to exaggerate perspective, creating the illusion of a much larger space. The plants provide a backdrop for the statue and the pathways, rather than acting as a focal point themselves.
Cobblestone Driveway Leads to Courtyard and Attached Garage
As the homeowners pull into their lovely, Spanish inspired home, a cobblestone driveway leads them into the home's attached garage, which is surrounded by a perfectly landscaped courtyard that welcomes guest and the family alike.
California Courtyard with Fire Pit, Outdoor Seating
Rows of terra cotta tiles and the straight lines of a fire pit flanked by sofas lead the eye to this courtyard's focal point: a Tuscan tiled spa and water feature. Rows of strand lights twinkle overhead, giving the Southern California garden a magical feel.