Our backyard is precipitously sloped so until we decide to invest major green in terracing and remedying that problem, our deck and screened-in porch are our primary backyard destinations. My collection of Skotch Koolers do double duty as a side table in the space.
This finished backyard at the Johnson residence features a covered patio with a fire pit for chilly nights and a spa for relaxing by licensed contractor Matt Blashaw and his crew as seen on the HGTV's Yard Crashers.
Flowing curtains hang between traditional columns to create a privacy screen that also helps protect from wind and sun. Comfortable cushioned lounge chairs are the perfect spot to relax by the pool with views of the Pacific Ocean.
With its own spa, a custom waterfall and an infinity-edge pool, this backyard from Surrounds Landscape Architecture + Construction is a stunning oasis tucked into a Virginia neighborhood. Boulders and plants along the edge of the lot further the sense of privacy and seclusion.
Sunrise over this stunning 26-acre Hawaiian estate lights up a spectrum of vivid tropical color. The multi-wing home wraps around a resort-like backyard complete with an infinity-edge pool and a 12-foot hot tub. A covered outbuilding provides storage space for pool accessories, while dense tropical foliage surrounds the outdoor living area and provides privacy.
A beautiful fire pit is nestled amongst lush foliage in this backyard retreat, providing the perfect gathering spot on cool nights. Nearby, a swimming pool offers an equally pleasant gathering spot on hot days.
This luxury estate in California has a backyard made for entertaining, with a pool and spa featuring a jetted water feature, a pool house, a large covered patio and a barbecue pavilion. A large wall retracts between the indoor and outdoor space, while balconies stretch along the second level, allowing the owners and guests to enjoy the outdoors both upstairs and down.
Antique limestone laid out in a geometric design and a steel pergola give this garden and relaxation spot a modern and industrial aesthetic. A round sofa offers a spot to lounge. Color comes form the cacti and foliage and flowering plants and the glass-tiled water feature. The pavers are intertwined with ground cover and stones.