The landscape design for this contemporary home strived to tie the house to the grounds while seamlessly blending the architecture with the neighborhood's venerable historical homes, some dating back to the late 1800’s.
A contemporary patio of a coastal California home uses concrete pads surrounded by colored gravel and massed succulents, which can be a low maintenance microgarden option. Grounded Modern Landscape Architecture designed the award-winning space.
Contemporary glass walls allow the desert sun to fill this warm and cozy living room while offering stunning views of the surrounding landscape. Stone accent walls, earthy tones, and striped patterns complete the warm, southwestern design.
This once-bland courtyard now is a showcase for salvaged and recycled materials. The contemporary dining set rests upon bands of reclaimed granite slabs. Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design used blocks of granite salvaged from a 19th century building in Boston as benches in the courtyard, which won an Association of Professional Landscape Designers award.
Contemporary art inspired the design for a private garden in suburban Detroit, Mich. For the modernist space, Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture created an outdoor gallery softened by plantings and dappled shade peeking through honey locust trees.
The designer's overall vision was to create a clean and simple landscape plan to preserve the minimal style of a contemporary mid-century home design. The challenge was to find complimenting species of plants that would accent the design of the home, while maintaining the simplicity that the homeowners requested.
This Santa Barbara-style home design in Corona del Mara mixes Spanish architecture, a few Moroccan accents and a bit of contemporary. Well-planned landscaping creates beautiful curb appeal and entryway to the home.
Contemporary home designs and layouts typically make use of every square inch of the home. Stunning landscaping and hardscaping, the variations in the roofline and a beautiful exterior color add charming curb appeal to this home.
The uniquely designed outdoor sofas fit right in with the natural twisting tree limbs surrounding this California living space. Floating on a curved design, facing sofas give everyone seated access to the contemporary fire pit, providing a connection with the encompassing landscape long after the sun has set.
The site was a grassy plane with several acres of Russian Olives. The house design is a low, contemporary structure that is very linear, so the linear structural elements are carried into the landscape. The challenge was to blend the strict, formal landscape back to a native environment without making the space feel forced.
Stacked limestone and a wooden front porch roof warm up this home's contemporary exterior design with natural elements. Floor-to-ceiling windows without grids add to the home's modern feel and allow for views of the surrounding landscape in every room.
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.
Rectangular pavers create a contemporary walkway across the lawn that continues over the sleek swimming pool. A simple iron fence meets safety needs while maintaining a seamless look from the designed outdoor space to the natural landscape beyond.
Creating a "saw-tooth" type floor plan gives all the rooms views of the landscape. Seamless transition between the wood and large windows create a contemporary design, while a stacked stone accent wall brings a touch of rustic to the home.
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.
As seen on HGTV’s Fixer Upper, this entry courtyard’s modern design was enhanced by painting the brick light gray and the door a contemporary blue-black. Natural wood support beams, no-fuss landscaping and a herringbone-pattern wood walkway complete the look.