Doing dishes is anything but a chore in this kitchen with a full wall of windows offering views of the Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., home's verdant back yard. White cabinetry and marble countertops are elegant without distracting from the beautiful scenery outside.
A sunny bedroom, one of six in this Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., estate, enjoys views into the property's beautiful back yard. An en suite bathroom with freestanding tub offers a spot for unwinding at the end of the day.
With a swimming pool and mountain views, this contemporary backyard from Zacate Landscape Design is a real stunner. After enjoying dinner by the water, the owners can retreat to their cool fireside lounge for drinks and casual conversation.
The backyard is equally impressive thanks to a sleek swimming pool and views of the mountains. Stone pavers create a clear path to the lounge, while more succulents and cacti complement the desert environment.
Nestled at the mouth of Little Harbor, this Cape Cod-style home includes breathtaking seaside views. Four lawn chairs in the backyard offer the perfect front row seat for watching the sunset over the water.
Breathtaking views surround this exquisite, contemporary backyard boasting a relaxing hot tub and swimming pool. A stacked stone retaining wall and cacti creates a gorgeous southwestern feel in this peaceful and private outdoor space.
Opening this sunroom to the kitchen floods both spaces with natural light. Ombre curtains coordinate with the waterfall coffee table painted in Bridget Beari Colors high gloss Petula. The cozy white sofa allows for comfy viewing of the backyard.
Designer Susan Jamieson explains "painting the door frames black keeps the eye moving and expands the view to see beyond the architecture to the outdoors".
Wanting to showcase the water as much as possible, the landscape architects kept the backyard manicured yet minimal in detail. A row of large boulders and trees line the side of the lawn as a boundary from the neighbor's property, thus providing natural beauty and privacy.
Polished stone steps lead to the backyard, where a sunken swimming pool and custom bench invite the owners to slow down. With cacti and other native plants, the space feels perfectly in-tune with its desert surroundings.
A wide porch gracefully wraps around the back of the home, offering a shady respite from which to enjoy views of the pretty backyard and fountain. The porch then gives way to a stone patio with direct backyard access.