Broad expanses of glass on the exterior of this California home blur the connection between inside and out, turning the backyard into livable square footage. With built-in seating around the fire pit and an outdoor dining table for eight, this modern patio is perpetually party-ready.
This lower level patio is a modern oasis perfect for entertaining or getting away from it all. Layers of foliage and trees offer privacy and add an organic element that softens strong geometric shapes in this streamlined space.
Modern Patio With Stone Firepit and Tiled Water Feature
This massive paver patio is home to a custom stone fire pit and a long tiled water feature. Black wicker chairs with white patio cushions invite guests to conversational seating groups while orange cushioned lounge chairs add color to the space and provide separate areas for relaxation.
Stepping onto the back patio reveals a spacious outdoor sitting area. Here, guests can lounge on any of the weatherproof benches or warm up by the fire pit after a day of swimming. Recessed lighting overhead illuminates the space for use in the evening as well.
Beach House Features Patio and Garden for Entertaining
Designed in conjunction with architect Richard LeGros, this Shell Beach home aimed to tie the clients’ contemporary style with a beach getaway feel. Jeffrey Gordon Smith's intent was to find poetry in the project by playing off the architecture of the main house and push the indoor-outdoor concept.
Slatted wood chairs surround a modern fire pit on the patio of this stunning Malibu, California, home. Contemporary planters line the border of the patio, which features a clear glass fence that offers shelter from the wind without interrupting the ocean view.