The cedar hot tub is tucked into the hillside, surrounded by field stone walls and a cozy flagstone patio. Restrained plantings take their cue from the stunning natural setting. Sweeps of native grasses and succulents dot the garden; olive trees provide structure and shade.
This small weekend retreat on the flank of the rolling grassy coastal plain in Hollister Ranch, near Gaviota, Calif., looks out on breathtaking panoramic views of ocean and foothills. The flagstone and gravel patio leads to a cozy fire pit surrounded by Adirondack chairs.
Large fieldstones are used to create a rustic patio that overlooks the California coast. A propane-fueled campfire circle is surrounded by comfortable Adirondack chairs for a cozy spot to gather during the day and night.
Located on a golf course and surrounded by picturesque mountain views, this neutral home features a rustic patio area complete with a lodge-style pergola and fire pit. Basalt boulder retaining walls are seen throughout the property, as well as a variety of layered plantings.
The covered patio acts as a transition from interior to exterior and provides a cozy outdoor living space. The orientation of the entertainment barn and pool terrace take advantage of the distant mountain views.
A U-shaped outdoor bench with trellis-patterned cushions overlooks stunning views of the Arizona desert and mountains. In the middle of bench sits a long stone firepit, making this the perfect outdoor space for gathering with friends.
A custom pergola frames views of Deer Lake beyond while creating an inviting space to relax and gather with friends or family. Beneath its cedar beams, a custom limestone fireplace and timber mantle stands silhouetted against the horizon. A stone retaining wall serves as a visual foundation for the landscape composition.
A flagstone terrace with comfortable, stylish woven seating overlooks a sweeping valley that leads to California's Lake Arrowhead. The private and secluded Tudor-style home rests on 4.5 acres, with seven bedrooms, soaring ceilings and a 3,200-square-foot guest house.
The lake seems to start right at the edge of the patio, where long twin sofas and a roof overhead make it possible to enjoy the view rain or shine. Designed by Bill Moore, Chris Reebals and Emory Ratliff
Fun details fill the house with personality, like the rope swing and fireplace on this covered porch and the round porthole-style window in the nearby library. Designed by Bill Moore, Chris Reebals and Emory Ratliff
A natural garden design make this backyard patio area blend seamlessly into the surrounding Sierra Foothills landscape. Lush trees and plant life sit just beyond a patio wall made from stacked stones, while two Adirondack chairs provide the perfect space for taking in the view.
Along the home's upper level stretches a generous balcony, wide enough to comfortably manage several seating areas, all offering sweeping lake views. Designed by Bill Moore, Chris Reebals and Emory Ratliff