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.
The secondary entry from the courtyard of the Prospector Theater exposes and highlights the vertical connection between the theaters. The marquee lights are in the flooring at the entry's in order to draw patrons into the lobby.
Inside meets outside as French doors lead to an exterior courtyard from this coastal-inspired den. Built-ins with deep cornices and crown molding pop against the rich brown walls and add drama to the space.
"Details are the difference between good and great," says the design team of this fully renovated transitional estate. In this instance, a Gothic arch on the brick garden wall offers a peak at the home's overall architectural inspiration. A warm, traditional lantern and potted greenery create an inviting entryway.
A pair of dark wooden doors open up to the arched entry to the courtyard. Pendant lighting and floor lights keep the outdoor space well-lit during the evening. To the left, a small, rectangular water feature adds tranquility to the design.
Upon entry into the inner courtyard, dual fountains frame the walkway, providing highlight views from both the office and dining room. The entry fountains' location is fairly shady so the planting in this area needed to shade tolerant. Jasmine vines were used to provide fragrance.
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.
A curved stone wall mimics the natural contours of this estate's site and is a path through the home's interior. A hole in the wall—the main entry into the house—frames a beautiful view of the Grand Tetons.
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.
The River Bank House sits along the Gallatin River just outside Big Sky, Mont. The house is designed to capture the best views of the river and create a protected entry courtyard. A glass front doors allows a peek of the beautiful contemporary design inside.