Smart landscaping lighting highlights the tree groupings and rock garden of this contemporary courtyard. The water features also has jets that light up, creating a space that can be used both day and night.
Lighting is crucial to the design because the grounds are used just as much — if not more — at nighttime as during the day. LED lights illuminate a series of drums where buffets are laid out on the main terrace, while a series of light-display panels in the wall behind them contain video screens that can mimic fish swimming in the ocean, or other scenes to enliven the background for big gatherings. Steps and pathways glow in the dark, along with intimate living and dining areas. In this respect, designing these spaces with furnishings and light placement required an approach similar to a home’s interior.
From its Mediterranean architecture to its rustic landscaping, this beautiful, stately home shines its light even as night falls around it. The soft neutral colors against the flourishing greenery and the azure sky make a stunning statement, as if the home had been planned with every detail in mind.
Illuminated for the evening, this two-story contemporary home features an exterior of wood shake and white board and batten siding. Concrete slabs separated by narrow strips of grass make up the driveway.
Just off the dining room, the 2011 HGTV Dream Home Deck boasts several chaise lounges to enjoy the sunset. Modern railings and large windows pair with exposed wood rafters to make this cabin's deck a sight to see.