In this contemporary exterior lounge at condo residence in Brazil, the designer used an ecological fire pit by Construflama. The negative edge pool blends with the landscape, and plants such as bamboo and trees offer privacy and maximize the view. The project by designer Alex Hanazaki won a 2014 American Society of Landscape Architects award.
The Bucktown Hot Tub Retreat provides a serene space to relax amid the active city. The space features a new roof deck with Ipe decking, concrete counters, cedar pergola, tempered glass panels and fire pit. Additional features include seating around the fire pit, sun loungers, bar area and outdoor refrigerator/freezer.
The patio view from this midcentury modern home is stunning: A pool in the distance is lined with lounge chairs for sunning and surrounded by the endemic trees of the region for privacy. Near to the home, an outdoor dining table and living area provide ample space for entertaining, and a fire pit adds warmth and pizzazz.
A long stretch of patio borders the back of this Laguna Beach home with prime waterfront viewing. Designers connected the interior to the picturesque outdoor space via a series of sliding doors that act as disappearing walls.
One of the goals in the creation of this home's outdoor space was to make it as open as possible. To that end, designers used clear railings around the pool and deck and kept all the elements on a low scale.
Collaboration between the home's designer and architect resulted in a flowing floor plan, with soaring windows that overlook wide-open fields. In this outdoor lounge, four plush chairs enjoy views of the lake and a bold art display.
On HGTV's "Color Splash," David Bromstad transformed this once lifeless backyard into a cozy outdoor getaway. The deck was replaced with lush grass and the tall fence was traded for a shorter wall, which does double duty as a bench. Privacy is maintained with living walls of tropical plants. Three glazed ceramic cubes create a unique table while weather-resistant fabrics add lively pops of red, orange, lime green and turquoise.
This chic-as-can-be outdoor lounge is tucked up next to a double-sided fireplace and full of contemporary furnishings. A simple palette of earth tones gracefully connects the space with its natural surroundings.
The wooden deck and stairs were problematic for the homeowners in terms of maintenance and also entertaining. So, it was replaced by a new stained concrete deck featuring steel railing and supporting columns to coordinate with other site elements. Designer Heather Garrett and her team increased the deck's footprint by a few feet to allow for additional seating and a convenient grilling space right off of the main living area. The new structure was designed to keep rain out of the patio below, so Garrett and her team seized the opportunity to improve the ground-level patio space by adding motorized screens, five ceiling fans, wood storage for the fire pit and an outdoor television. The aging patio slab was replaced by a new contemporary paver system and its footprint was enlarged to create more area for lounging.
A half wall creates some privacy for the outdoor shower while still leaving it open to the gorgeous surrounding bay view. Wicker lounge chairs overlook the water for a cozy spot to relax and take in the view.