This house perches in the hillsides of Austin, so to take full advantage of the incredible views, the architects organized the outdoor space as a courtyard. The views serve as the outer border; the main residence and studio enclose the other side.
Inspired by the Louisiana architecture of A. Hays Town, this project replicates a Louisiana courtyard in the midst of this creekside estate. A pool is the centerpiece of the design and is anchored by an antique brick-clad spa. Boxwood hedges, ferns and azaleas add life to the space.
In the center of the home sits a clean, contemporary courtyard. To give the owners everything they wanted, the design team included a custom pool, modern fire pit and a patio that flows right into the kitchen. The result? A space that's ready for entertaining.
This glorious pool extends out beyond the upper level of the home spilling over a low stone wall at the end. The house wraps around it, making it both private and easily accessible from multiple rooms.
In the center of the first floor of this Marrakech, Morocco, mansion is a beautiful courtyard. Black-and-white checkered tile is used as the patio, while a swimming pool is surrounded by comfortable lounge chairs. Trees and other plantings bring a lushness to the space.
Multiple outdoor rooms and conversation areas turn this California backyard into a perfect spot for parties and entertaining of all types. Hand-picked stone and 300-year-old roof tiles reclaimed from an Italian castle give the exterior distinction, while wide pocket doors open the home's interior to the resort-like outdoor spaces. A sleek pool and hot tub are ready for guests.