Clean, modern lines are incorporated into this exterior design that mirrors the contemporary elements of the home. An infinity pool and spa add interest and spacial economy to a design that packs a lot into a small space. The pool-side outdoor kitchen allows for a swim-up bar and luxurious lounge area.
Retractable doors open up this contemporary beach house to a generous patio with multiple sitting areas and spectacular ocean views. Comfortable lounge chairs beckon next to the infinity-edge swimming pool.
A peppy chaise longue takes advantage of a narrow corner of this Malibu beach home's ample patio space. Glass walls offer uninterrupted views of the Pacific, while modern furnishings are sleek and neutral.
Built-in bench seating lines the perimeter of this lower-level outdoor terrace, which is almost level with the Malibu beach. Gray tile is offset by outdoor fabrics in cheery, colorful stripes. A fire bowl offers warmth for breezy nights.
A huge sectional wraps around the perimeter of this outdoor living room offering breathtaking vistas of the nearby ocean as well as the fireplace. Cozy up at sunset and stay long after the stars have come out.
Glass walls surround this contemporary Laguna Beach patio, providing uninterrupted views of the lush foliage and tranquil ocean beyond. Modern fire boxes soften the mood of the space and give it a cozy vibe, while clean-lined, ash-colored furnishings provide a comfortable spot for outdoor conversation.
Black roofing provides contrast against this beach cottage's white exterior. As night falls, the home's warm interior light floods outside. French doors open up to a large front patio surrounded by a low privacy wall.
A simple stone covers the back patio and pool area to keep it cool when the summer sun shines directly on it. Plenty of sitting and dining areas allow for taking in the seascape views while soaking up the sun or having a meal.
A beach-level patio features scored concrete flooring and built-in bench seating that lines the edges, providing ample space for entertaining. A contemporary staircase leads to another patio with breathtaking ocean views.
Designed in conjunction with architect Richard LeGros, this Shell Beach home aimed to tie the clients’ contemporary style with a beach getaway feel. Jeffrey Gordon Smith's intent was to find poetry in the project by playing off the architecture of the main house and push the indoor-outdoor concept.
Stepping onto the back patio reveals a spacious outdoor sitting area. Here, guests can lounge on any of the weatherproof benches or warm up by the fire pit after a day of swimming. Recessed lighting overhead illuminates the space for use in the evening as well.