This family wanted a natural, wilderness-style backyard complete with natural stone fire pit, a spa, a freeform swimming pool and waterfall. Their backyard now looks like a mountain resort, complete with deer grazing on the hill. The multi-level waterfall splits into several spillways as it cascades toward the swimming pool. A cast concrete bridge stamped to look like wood planks crosses over the lap pool. Colorful planting pockets soften the hardscaped areas.
The deck's unique construction organizes the outdoor spaces over several different levels, including a bridge over the pool. Pergolas offer shade for dining and sitting areas. The exterior is also dynamic with a mix of stone, wood and white stucco.
This tropical backyard features a rope swing from an artificial tree, a large slide that takes you underground before you enter the pool, a large grotto for staying cool, a rope bridge over the pool, a spa and a tanning ledge.
This house's outdoor areas include a water wonderland. There's a large pool and a splash pad island, surrounded by a lazy river. Fire pots double as fountains. An arched bridge leads from the main house over the river to the splash pad.
Surrounded by lush plants and incredible mountain views, this rock patio is the ultimate place to relax and unwind. A small bridge over the infinity pool connects to the patio which features two distinct seating areas. A pair of poolside rocking chairs offer a place to sit and enjoy the view.
A circular clubhouse at the foot of several high-rise apartment buildings is the focal point for this Bangalore, India, landscape project by Joly John Shibanee & Kamal Architects. Hanging foliage cascades over the rooftop garden and is reflected in the clear water of the pool, which is spanned by a glass-sided bridge.
Smooth curved edges create a unique and calming shape around this modern swimming pool. A small bridge leads to an island area with modern covered hammock seat stretching out over the water. Palm trees give a tropical feel and natural life to the patio.
Stairs and a bridge lead from the pool deck over a koi pond to a more intimate patio at this Dallas home. Fountains lend to the English-courtyard feel of this private backyard while keeping the water in the koi pond refreshed.
This modern home lies at the foothills of the Redrock Mountains in a master planned community in southwest Las Vegas. The design departs from the traditional U-shaped desert courtyard home by dividing the home into two components linked through an elevated courtyard. The design works with the existing contours of the house to screen the view of the Las Vegas valley upon entry to the property, drawing guests across a bridge over the site to the elevated courtyard which serves as the exterior living room for the home, where the view to the strip is exposed. This space splits the home into two parts, creating a main house, with a living room and master suite, and a guest house,with a family theatre and guest bedrooms.