The covered, concrete patio features a view of the minimalist courtyard as well as the home's exterior consisting of untreated cedar siding and corrugated steel. Natural materials give the design a modern industrial look.
Modern Outdoor Urban Living Space With Wood Harvest Table
A Restoration Hardware outdoor table with seating for 12 provides a chic spot to take in the view from 23 stories above Los Angeles. Custom botanicals and potted plants add a lively pop of color to this 1,200-square-foot balcony.
Evergreens in custom ipe planters line this modern urban backyard and provide privacy from neighboring buildings. New York City fire code limits the amount of wood decking that can be used in terrace and roof design, so the designers turned this limitation into a design feature.
Modern Outdoor Living Room With White Paper Lanterns
For a multifunctional outdoor living room that would serve as a family gathering space and a meeting area for the owners’ clients and colleagues, landscape architect Mark Tessier created an accordingly varied lighting scheme. Traditional outdoor lighting illuminates the area without making a statement, while style enters from above and below, via a flickering fire pit and paper lanterns of various sizes hung randomly throughout the space. “After dusk, these lights cast a warm, inviting glow festive for simple or elegant gatherings any time of the year,” says Tessier.
This modern backyard pool area features a concrete patio and sliding glass doors that allow for easy transition between the indoor and outdoor areas. An exposed beam overhang provides shade during the day, while the night brings a gorgeous view of the city skyline.
A canary yellow front with a green door mat is a bright and bold entrance to this striking modern home. Multicolor wood paneled exterior walls adds a neutral, craftsman look alongside the bright blocks of color.
The luxury penthouse seen here features breath taking panoramic views of Seattle from forty stories up. The interior includes stunning quartz counters, stainless steel appliances and backlit mirrors all furthering the sleek sophistication of this buildings architecture.
The water conscious homeowners of this modern, Southwestern home boasts drought friendly plants that can easily withstand the dry heat of the summer months. Instead of planting grass that will need to be watered, the homeowners have used gravel to protect the plants' roots from the heat.