Stone walls and wood beams stir an Old World charm in this airy outdoor dining space. Light green chairs surround a large granite square table below an intriguing metallic pendant light. Green climbing vines scale the stucco exterior walls, complementing the green dining chairs.
A different photographic angle allows you to see the other side of the courtyard’s stone wall (at an earlier phase) and the lush green lawn which runs along the border and curves around to the far corner of the lot which is marked by an enticing garden folly (the mini-Greek temple).
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 elements fire and earth meet in this vibrant courtyard with a textured living wall that frames the modern fire table. Formed from glass and concrete, this sleek feature contrasts against the soft, frilly and spiky textures of Lion's Tail, boxwood, purple oxalis, ficus and asparagus densiflorus.
A metal planter displays the house number just outside this modern courtyard. Drought-resistant plants fill the rustic container, which accents the contemporary concrete wall that separates the patio from the street.
A custom-fabricated metal gate separates the front yard from the modern courtyard. The designer knew the gate had to be interesting enough to stand up to the 5-foot-tall concrete walls on either side, so they designed a self-latching gate. The gate, fabricated by Dennis Schleder, weighs 300 pounds.
A stainless steel grill is separated from the outdoor dining area by a stacked stone wall. Stacked stone elements provide contrast to the home's white siding for a visually interesting entertaining space.
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.
In the outdoor courtyard is a built-in stone bench makes for a comfy spot to relax. Cobalt blue pillows add a burst of color, and to bring in a touch of Mexican design, blue mosaic tiles are used in the arch inset. The house design is traditional Spanish with terracotta roof tiles and stucco walls.