The entrance to your driveway should be in keeping with the property, but also with the setting. Here, the iron gates and stone columns fit in beautifully with the style of the house, and the soft landscape completes the look.
Even at dusk, the Whitaker Bayou residence is quite the show-stopper against the lush, tropical landscape. Strategically placed palm trees frame the nearly 12,000 square foot home, which includes a six bay garage --perfect for the avid car collector.
The landscape plan for this home is especially breathtaking at night, as well-placed lighting illuminates all of the special features included outdoors. The unique pergola, pool, stone fireplace and dining and lounging areas have an ethereal quality — as if guests were being entertained on a hillside villa overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
Natural stone steps can be a way to call attention to your landscape or to allow it to nestle into the backdrop of a more naturalistic style. They also emphasize the journey, causing visitors to slow down and take their time while exploring this peaceful backyard.
Sliding glass doors were added throughout this midcentury modern-style home to allow views out to the atrium from many different areas of the house. The serene outdoor space mixes midcentury and zen influences.
Twilight time brings out the rich colors of nature in this stunning pool design from Kerr Constructions that uses lilies and erigeron for border plantings along with subtle touches of Agapanthus and California poppies at the far end of the pool.
With most of the interior lights on, this modern home exterior is particularly striking at dusk. The lights shine out through the large windows, emphasizing the light-brick and dark-paneled exterior, as well as the natural-looking landscaping.
This Craftsman-style home was designed with "green" features and functionalities throughout. The variations in the roofline and beautiful exterior color choices, “Renwick Olive" and ”Accessible Beige" bring out the Arts and Crafts charm in the exterior. The stone veneer facade creates a cohesive look throughout the landscape.
Lovely to look at, this backyard brings a comfortable, relaxed style to the outdoors. The covered patio, adjacent to the house, adds another living area, creating all sorts of possibilities for the homeowner. The space retains a tonal quality that fits nicely with the foliage beyond the perimeter of the property.
This comely garden setting in this small home's backyard shows how careful planning can produce an outstanding design. K&D Landscape Management used unusual wood fencing material for the pergola and to line the perimeter of the yard and added colorful small and large scale plants for balance and interest. A well-conceived lighting plan, as seen here, produces a dramatic effect.