Set in Frenchman's Cay in the British Virgin Islands, this remarkable property makes the most of its incredible location with a large patio that extends off the back of the house and includes a petite infinity pool and stairs down to a private dock.
Horizontal lines are more calming than vertical lines, so horizontal fencing is highly favored when homeowners are seeking an outdoor sanctuary intended for relaxing, says Danna Cain of Atlanta-based Home & Garden Design. She adds that this aspect makes horizontal fencing an ideal complement for an Oriental or zen-themed landscape.
Traditional sconces placed between each doorway light up the space for late-night get-togethers on the HGTV Dream Home 2015 back patio. Beautiful glass doors allow the interior lights to shine through.
Double sliding doors open up to the outdoor patio with modern landscaping. A concrete flooring system was used to add the great texture to the multilevel back patio, while windswept siding complements the outdoors with its natural look.
“We have a very large back patio, and we have a seating area there and a large dining area with an umbrella,” says HGTV Dream Home 2015 designer Linda Woodrum. “It’s just a very peaceful, private outside space that’s comfortable, inviting and another place to live.”
An outdoor shower to one side of the HGTV Dream Home 2015 patio is a luxurious addition to the Cape Cod home. “This is a very physically-active island, and there are lots of people out,” explains Linda. “This outdoor shower is great not only for the beach but just to be outside.”
The rear patio offers some coverage from the overhang so that the small dining area can be enjoyed rain or shine. A pair of individual swings suspend from the overhang for kids and adults alike to enjoy some leisure.
A long linear fire pit is centered on the kitchen window, ensuring that the owners can enjoy the beauty of their outdoor space even from inside. Meanwhile, segmented squares lead over to the fireplace and lounge area, as well as the turf.