Gorgeous established trees surround this Mediterranean backyard to provide shade and privacy. Terracotta roof tiles mix with a stucco exterior and wood-framed windows and French doors for an Old World-inspired home.
Pool & Spa: Stunning European Villa in Los Angeles, Calif.
Connected to the poolhouse, a luxurious grotto-style pool and spa includes both privacy and relaxation. Beautiful water features and stone statues contribute to the spa-like retreat, and an outdoor seating area offers a place to sit, relax and enjoy the fresh air.
This fabulous courtyard finds its charm in its Mediterranean roots. Flagstone and grass pattern the ground, fabulous tall and skinny evergreens frame the home and a lovely square pond centers and calms the space.
Fully restored to its own glory, this Palazzo in Rabat, Malta boasts 10,700 square feet and features a well-designed kitchen by Antonio Citterio, five en-suite bedrooms, library and wine cellar. Soft blue doors and shutters are paired with sand-colored stone for a soothing, inviting Mediterranean exterior.
Ample seating and lush landscaping surround this welcoming pool, creating a backyard retreat that invites users to spend as much time outdoors as in. A cozy fireplace rests beneath the pergola, offering a space for guests to relax, talk and even dine. Large pocket doors open the home's interior to the backyard.
Mediterranean Style Outdoor Dining Room on a Covered Balcony
Contemporary double french doors open to an alfresco dining room on this gorgeous second-story stone balcony with a wood beamed roof. Furnishings are kept simple with a round glass table flanked by four neutral chairs. Potted plants line the railing of the patio and serve as a lush green frame to the desert view.
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Home Exterior: Italian Vineyard Estate in Vacaville, Calif.
One of the most exquisite vineyard estate properties in all of Solano County, this California home is located in Vacaville's Pleasant Valley in the ultra-premium wine growing area known as the California North Coast. The approximately 10,000-square-foot Italian masterpiece boasts seven bedrooms, nine full bathrooms, four half bathrooms, an incredible eat-in kitchen, a great room, a movie theater, a ballroom, decks, a lanai, a gigantic eight-car garage and extraordinary architectural detail.
A large outdoor dining table accommodates ten, with two wrought iron chandeliers illuminating the space. The partially covered area allows for outdoor entertaining even when the weather gets bad. Guests have the luxury to take a dip in the pool before or after dinner.
Hardscaping and landscaping blend seamlessly in this Mediterranean-inspired backyard. Soft walkways lead to a brick patio under the Old World pergola. A traditional tiered water fountain is an elegant focal point.