After passing through the courtyard doors, you are welcomed by dual fountain features that frame the walkway and provide a tranquil feeling upon entry into this private space.
Finding the right glass waterline tile for fountain and spa was difficult since we wanted it to be complementary to the antique brick and terra cotta paving colors, but the Bamboo Blend (Weave Series from Walker Zanger) provide the right balance of color, while also providing enough of a highlight.
The back of this historic home is just as lovely as the front, with double doors that open to a quiet courtyard. A cushioned bench and chairs comprise the seating area, while a high-top table creates a casual spot for coffee or wine.
Beyond the white exterior walls and solid black door is a calming, serene courtyard. Strong lines blend with the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape so perfectly that you won't fail to notice the gorgeous mountain views.
On especially pleasant days in Providence, the owners can prop open the kitchen door and enjoy some fresh air while they cook. Notice how an antique horseshoe hangs over the door for protection and good luck.
This home's kitchen opens up to an outdoor barbecue courtyard. A nearly 12-foot expanse of architectural outswing folding patio doors, constructed of high-performance, Low-E4 glass, ensure energy efficiency throughout the year.
Large sliding glass doors lead out to a gravel sitting area with outdoor wood furniture. White cushions complement the home's exterior white siding, and green shrubbery provides color and privacy for the outdoor space.
Sliding doors not only look out onto the courtyard, but also help this outdoor space feel like a natural extension of the kitchen. At night, the owners can go for a dip, warm up by the fire pit or grab a snack all in the same setting.
A small patch of grass and select ornamentals line the walkway of this modern California home, providing welcome splashes of green in the desert. Gray stone surrounds the dark wood door, creating a focal point at the end of the stone walkway.
The entry to the courtyard shows how the front bubbling urn fountain features are centered with the walkway and front door, and how the dual fountains frame the walkway, all working together to provide a soothing, yet dramatic space.
Since the home's materials were neutral, adding a wide variety of planting colors soften the walls and ground plane and provide the contrast in color that was desperately needed.
From the kitchen, enter through French doors that open to a private, stone-terraced landscaped courtyard and garden. The Colonial style home features a red brick exterior enhanced by indigenous grape vines and mature trees.
Clean, manicured landscaping gives this courtyard a refined look while the layout creates an inviting flow to the front door. White stucco walls and clay tile roofing gives the exterior a decidedly Mediterranean appearance.