There's plenty of room to lounge outdoors at the waterfront home. The second story balcony offers intimate, elevated views, and the pool deck features a mix of wood furnishings and cushioned seating conveniently next to the grilling station.
White walls, white countertops, even white furnishings allow this modern home's focal point to become the view outside its broad picture windows. Sliding doors provide access to an elevated patio with wood decking and a sleek, modern pool.
The main entrance features two short stairways — one offering access to the main living space and the other offering access to the elevated master bedroom. A wall provides privacy for the master bedroom in the mostly open concept home.
With an elevated spa and comfortable patio seating, the home's luxurious swimming pool makes the backyard feel like an exclusive resort. Trees surround the pool, providing shade and privacy, and flowers potted in elegant urns add feminine sophistication to the outdoor space.
This modern home lies at the foothills of the Redrock Mountains in a master planned community in southwest Las Vegas. The design departs from the traditional U-shaped desert courtyard home by dividing the home into two components linked through an elevated courtyard. The design works with the existing contours of the house to screen the view of the Las Vegas valley upon entry to the property, drawing guests across a bridge over the site to the elevated courtyard which serves as the exterior living room for the home, where the view to the strip is exposed. This space splits the home into two parts, creating a main house, with a living room and master suite, and a guest house,with a family theatre and guest bedrooms.
The back of this modern home features a covered patio with two separate seating areas. The patio looks out onto an elevated pool with an infinity edge, which is flanked by two rectangular pads of artificial turf with small gas fire pits.
The craftsman facade of the HGTV Dream Home 2013 shows an elevated front porch with support piers and exposed steel hurricane strapping to prevent storm damage. A horizontal mahogany porch railing stands out against the sage exterior and Southern yellow pine timber beams.
Elevated mulch sections, a concrete path and accent wood panels create a beautiful collaboration of texture for the landscaping of this modern home. Concrete stepping stones border the shape of the house with strips of grass growing up in between. Plants and shrubs add personality and natural color to the gray and neutral home components.
A limestone deck leads to a striking infinity pool at this contemporary home in Mission Viejo, California. Lighted steps are convenient for users and add maximum drama for nighttime entertaining. An elevated hot tub becomes a focal point with its glass tile surround.
Surrounded by large, majestic trees, this grandiose house is reminiscent of the elegant antebellum homes of the Old South. The elevated ceilings of the wraparound porch give the home an open vibe, while the two dormers on the roof make the home appear as if it is looking out over the property. This elegance and charm are two things that make this home stand out among its neighbors.
Architects elevated the low profile of this ranch home with high, vaulted ceilings and lots of natural light coming in through skylights and floor-to-ceiling windows. In the dining room, the design influence was the nearby Pacific Ocean with blue-green watercolor wallpaper and a sea glass-inspired chandelier.
Aloe africana strikes an attractive pose in the planters of an oceanfront home's green roof—one of two—in Chile. Landscape designer C. Stuart Moore elevated the already stunning surroundings with brighter plantings, such as mounds of Sesleria, blue fescue, sedums and echeverias.