In addition to three bedrooms, three baths, an eat-in kitchen and a pool out back, this impressive 2,500-square-foot home includes a private courtyard. Here, a lotus pond and water fountain encourage peace and quiet reflection.
The aerial view of the main house showcases all the elements of the outdoor space. From the swimming pool to the courtyard to the expansive back patio, this home's outdoor living area has something for everyone and every occasion.
The enclosed courtyard off Oak Court, a International architecture style home in Dallas, Tex., is ideal for nighttime entertaining. The sleek pool water feature has jets that light up, while simple landscaping of trees and a round rock bed create an elegant yet contemporary display.
This stately living area is both music room and sitting area, with rich architectural detail and huge picture windows that provide breathtaking views of the lushly landscaped pool and courtyard. An elaborate chandelier hangs from the detailed tray ceiling, while a massive fireplace adds warmth to the space.
The garden courtyard terrace of this Point Lorna, California, villa home is made more secluded by the use of topiary, as the branches of a lemon tree frame a side entrance. Through the branches lies a pair of cushioned wicker sofas centered under a covered archway and facing a swimming pool lined with verdant shrubbery.
This beautiful Italian villa offers the ultimate outdoor experience with a relaxing loggia, spacious courtyard and sparkling swimming pool. Guests can unwind on the patio in shaded lounge chairs or whip up a snack at the outdoor kitchen. An abundance of windows and French doors allows natural light to flood the home, bringing a touch of the magnificent outdoors inside.
The Point Loma, Calif., home was built in 1935 and needed a renovation to bring it to the modern world. During the remodeling, it was important to preserve the historic front facade of the home. An inviting front courtyard features beautiful landscaping, a brick patio and lap pool covered by pergola.
You can create a private backyard oasis with a design like this one from MOSAIC Group which includes a spa pool, courtyard, built-in chimney/grill area and dual purpose pressure-treated pine deck. PTP decks have a light hue when first installed but will turn gray with weathering and sun exposure over time. To maintain the original color, you can use semi-transparent stains, opaque stains or transparent sealers on PTP.
The fountains that line the walkway next to the pool were customized to allow for the fountain emitter to be added, large olive and oak specimen trees were selected for screening, while Texas Mountain Laurel trees were included for their unique architectural form and fragrance. Custom marble pieces were selected to highlight the walkway fountain and above the courtyard fireplace.
Art consultant Alex Ray selected a photograph of Antonio Canova's Neoclassical sculpture of Psyche and Cupid at the Louvre as the centerpiece of "An Ode to Innocence," the private courtyard at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015. Ray showcases the photo in a weatherproofed light box that doubles as a lighting source at night. Landscape architect Frank Eddy added floating peonies in the shallow pool to add to the romance of the setting.
This modern Las Vegas home is split into two parts: the main house and the guest house. With the pool in front of it, the main house plays host to the living room and modern master suite, while the guest house contains the guest rooms and the home theater. These two parts of this home are separated by an elevated courtyard that serves as an outdoor living room for both portions of the home and overlooks the property, as well as the Las Vegas Valley and Las Vegas strip.