This unique "cocktail pool" is flanked by two dramatic bronze fountain scuppers as well as a limestone fireplace. Custom pavers and painted brick walls are softened by warm landscape elements, including a pair of potted topiaries sculpted to mimic the Gothic lines of an arched door reached by custom iron stairs.
A petite swimming pool features a fireplace at one end with limestone fireballs, as well as a pair of comfortable chaise longues for relaxation. The transitional courtyard with Gothic details also offers an outdoor kitchen complete with grill, sink and ample storage. Multiple seating areas allow the homeowners and their guests to relax in style.
Try using tons of white candles as a quick and inexpensive way to instantly transform the backyard into a cocktail party-ready space. Light up the night with rows of flickering votives that line the edge of a swimming pool or sidewalk, adding a sophisticated and festive feel.
The home's outdoor spaces are just as inviting as the indoor ones. Start cocktail hour at this sitting area; its bar cart offers location flexibility. Then there's a gorgeous pool. And on the pool's other side is a hot tub and more room for lounging. Heaven!
Strands of outdoor lights cross over the pool in this traditional backyard, giving the space an ethereal quality and inviting nights of outdoor entertaining. A cozy conversation area includes plush seating and a table that does double-duty for dining or cocktails.
A solid roof pavilion houses a recessed dining patio in this large outdoor space featuring a kids' play fort. A perimeter overflow hydrotherapy illusion spa has a built-in cocktail table and reflects lights and fire effects at night. Dual fire bowls combine with water to spill over into the pool.
A retreat for the adults of the household and their guests, the Pent Room at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015 includes space for a game of pool, beverage service and intimate seating areas. A wall of windows offer a view of the San Francisco Bay, and the warm wine-colored walls elegantly frame the stunning sunsets seen over the water.