Limestone coping surrounds the pool area of this modern backyard to create a stunning effect. HGTV fan RandyAngell added soft lighting around the pool to create a calm atmosphere, while the vibrant green stucco wall brings energy to the space. The fireplace creates a stark contrast against the deep blue water spouts and pool.
Contemporary Backyard Art Studio With Minimalist Landscaping
A concrete paver walkway with Mexican pebble joints leads from the main house to the backyard art studio. Pea gravel is used as a clean, budget-friendly mulch material, and plantings are kept to a minimal for an easy-to-maintain landscape.
Much of this home's grassy yard has been replaced with eco friendly flagstone that requires little maintenance and no water. Large stones help to define the feature, giving it a boundary and creating room for the indigenous, floral landscape.
Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines have repainted the siding of the home a modern gray/green and kept the original Dutch door but painted it with a faux finish to look like a dark stained wood grain. They also updated the landscaping as well as a new walkway that matches the brick of the chimney.
Luxury Pool Features Dual Spas and Slide Leading From Upper to Lower Areas
This property features a two-tiered infinity pool with a shallow area for lounging. A water slide drops from the upper level of the deck into the lower pool, and a pair of spas keeps the water temperate for year-round use.
Exterior: French Normandy Beauty in New Canaan, Conn.
One of the last designed by renowned architect Rick Moisan, this custom-built French Normandy home boasts six bedrooms and eight full bathrooms. Featuring a close attention to detail and materials rarely found in newer construction, the home oozes sophistication and elegance.
Entertaining friends and family in comfort were extremely important to the homeowners, so designers merged the homeowners' love of the outdoors with an al fresco great room that offers all forms of entertainment: play, relaxation, socializing and dining. To create this great space, designers combined outdoor rugs, mixed furniture sets and lots of accessories to make the space feel like an extension of the home's interior.
From: Dickson Realty
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Modern Terrace Overlooks Reno Landscape
An angled terrace overlooks a sweeping view of the desert landscape in this contemporary home in Reno. The home's contemporary architecture offers effortless flow between interior and exterior spaces. The house is situated on nearly seven acres in an exclusive gated community.
Stacked stones in soft shades of sand and brown are used to create beautiful textured walls for this southwestern home. The angled wall provides a protected, private entry to the home and large courtyard. When the sun sets behind the cutouts in the wall, it creates a spectacular vision.