When actress Anne Heche and her husband asked Jamie Durie to create more shade in their too-hot backyard, he delivered with this house-length pergola fitted with adjustable Roman shades on the top and sides.
The design provides a seamless transition from the indoors to the outdoors. A retractable door helps merge the two spaces together so that a gorgeous view of the Arizona landscape is put on full display.
Colorful Mediterranean Patio with Stone Privacy Wall and Natural Textures
Vibrant colorful pillows and rugs bring this inviting patio space to life. A stone bench is built into the retaining wall which doubles as a privacy wall enclosing the cozy space. Wood furniture, plants and woven planters add beautiful natural texture to compliment the aesthetic.
This home was designed to be grand enough to impress, but low-key enough to make people feel at home. The underlying theme of this home was to make it so wonderful that when the clients' extended family came to visit they would never want to leave, and with the home's flowing spaces large enough for over 100 people while maintaining more intimate spaces for 10 people or less, designers have achieved their goal.
Located in southern California, this oceanfront home combines warmth and sophistication with functionality. The home features an open floor plan, perfect for entertaining, spa-like bathrooms, walk-in wine cellar and stunning pool overlooking the ocean.
From: McGuire Real Estate
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Pool & Grounds: Italian Vineyard Estate in Vacaville, Calif.
This gorgeous California estate is located in Vacaville's Pleasant Valley in the ultra-premium wine growing area known as the California North Coast. The enormous Italian-style home features a luxurious pool and spa for a resort-like feel.
Back Exterior: Beachfront Mediterranean in Naples, Fla.
The back of the home boasts expansive balconies and covered patios — all with a view of the luxurious swimming pool, pristine lawn and stunning ocean. The fun, lighted fountains provide visual separation between the swimming pool and lawn.