Vegetables, herbs and greens are grown around the deck of a San Francisco garden that slopes 8 feet from the back door and is bordered by apartments. St. John Landscapes used succulents, variegated plants, Burgundy cordyline, evergreen vines that contrast with the ground cover border and evergreen grasses, for the APLD award-winning project.
With a stunning ocean view, this modern rooftop terrace is a wonderful place to kick back and relax. The aluminum that covers a large portion of the home's exterior carries up to the terrace, forming a railing around the space.
Located on the roof of a historic Art Deco building in Miami Beach, Florida, this luxurious penthouse roof deck is a private retreat in the sky. The outdoor escape includes a kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, a sun deck with a table for alfresco dining and a covered cabana lounge with a pop-up TV and sofas.
A rustic elegance defines a host of outdoor patios and covered terraces that flank the home, including this comfortable lounge with an outdoor fireplace. Open-air living is a must in this waterfront hacienda.
Exposed concrete, oversized windows and 22 ft. ceilings catch the eye in this modern, industrial-style penthouse living space. Guests can enjoy a downtown Dallas view from the couch or the covered terrace outside.
Minimal walls and railings keep the vistas around this home's outdoor areas on full display. The covered patio is large enough to accommodate a sitting and dining area with a grand fireplace for warmth.
The exposed subterranean rooms of this Aspen residence aid in bringing light into the home while connecting to the terraced backyard. Colorado-quarried stone supplied by Telluride Stone Company and cedar siding from Western Pacific Building Materials cover the facade.
Off the main Vermont farmhouse, the entertainment barn opens to a covered terrace with outdoor fireplace. A bluestone patio surrounds the pool, which contrasts against the rustic vibe of the barn with its sleek, contemporary lines.
A wing of this Mediterranean terrace juts out into the lush Sardinian landscape to offer sweeping views of the crisp blue sea. The terra cotta color of the tile extends onto the cushions of a built-in bench, as well as the warm wood roof of the covered veranda. This three-building villa rests at the heart of the village of Porto Rafael, just steps from the picturesque Piazzetta.
The eight bedroom, nine-and-a-half bath house is nestled on two-and-a-half acres within the gated Makiki Kai estate. A spacious covered terrace blends outdoor and indoor living and frames the city skyline.