Part of the charm of this resort's landscape design is how the residences are incorporated seamlessly into the gardens. Here, Adirondack chairs are nestled next to large blooms of flowers and ornamental grass.
To preserve this gracious tree, the design inspiration for the home, the split-level deck was built directly around it. The lower deck is almost as large as the upper one, and it is shady and cool all day.
The estate has some of the finest waterfront views in southeastern New England. Breathtaking vistas stretch in all directions, taking in Watch Hill, eastern Long Island, Fishers Island and Stonington Village.
All it takes to create an outdoor getaway is a comfortable chair or two. Here, designer Erin Benedict chose a pair of Adirondack chairs softened by large cushy pillows. And, note the pulled-back curtain to one side: If you have a place to hang a curtain rod or wire, an outdoor curtain adds softness and privacy. “Elegant black and gold striped drapes perfectly frame the Adirondack chairs, adding a contemporary element while complementing the timeless architectural details of the early 1920s structure,” Benedict says.
This 300-square-foot patio at HGTV Smart Home 2013 comprises 30-inch cement slabs designed to replicate steppingstones. Mondo grass softens the gathering space, furnished with Adirondack chairs and designed to accommodate quiet conversations.
A private back deck off the master bedroom of HGTV Smart Home 2013 provides an ideal spot to sunbathe while enjoying views of the pool. Adirondack chairs, crafted of recycled plastic lumber, provide a front-row seat to nature.
The sinuous lines of this red brick patio echo the curve of the sloped lawn, which provides a direct path to the water from this luxury home on Massachusetts' Chapoquoit Island. An umbrella provides shade for al fresco dining, while Adirondack chairs fit with the setting and offer an ideal perch for enjoying the view.
A pair of Adirondack chairs is placed strategically to enjoy the waterfront vista from the backyard of this 4,400-square-foot luxury home on Massachusetts' Chapoquoit Island. A red brick patio is tucked onto a sweeping lawn, while sculpted landscaping offers privacy and pretty views. The Cape Cod-style house offers water views from every room.
To encourage conversation among both friends and acquaintances, position lounge chairs around a fire pit with s'mores and cocktail essentials. Encouraging guests to face one another helps facilitate easy conversation.