At night, illuminated pots, fire bowls and dramatic landscape lights transform the backyard into a visual wonder. Grass joints in the pool deck and open views of the sky further the sense of being in the countryside.
Relax by the fire? Relax by the water? This backyard makes both possible. Its winding river wraps around a circular patio, so homeowners and guests get a 360-degree view of the restful water feature. In the middle of the patio, there's a fire pit!
A movable fire bowl nestled into newly established colonies of bayberry, winterberry and fern extends the use of a Maine garden beyond dusk. Slabs of lichen and moss-covered granite are used as benches and form a firewood crib. The property is
within Acadia National Park along the west edge of Somes Sound on Maine’s Mount Desert Island. Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design won an American Society of Landscape Architects award for the entire project.
Two wood chairs are nestled by a fire bowl on this backyard terrace, creating the perfect spot for conversation. Surrounding plants provide privacy, and a small table nearby offers a space for dining al fresco.
Lovely stone benches feature built-in fire bowls adding warmth to this deck for year-long enjoyment all through the night. Wrap-around seating and stunning views make this the perfect spot for outdoor entertaining.
A high-design option is this modern fire pit by Boxhill. The Vesta fire pit, part of its Glow! collection, was a finalist for the Association of Professional Landscape Designers 2015 Product of the Year. It comes in natural rust and raw steel finishes.
An infinity spa and adjacent swimming pool blend effortlessly into the water's edge, reflecting the stunning sunset vista across the modern patio space. Stepping stones add an intrigue and create a walk-on-water effect.
Drawing inspiration from elegance of the home’s Italian Villa-like elements, this luxurious outdoor space transports family and guests to a Mediterranean retreat. Warming fire bowls and water features spring to life at dusk illuminating strong columns and arches surrounding the uniquely shaped pool. A circular, elevated infinity spa with chic mosaic tile anchors one end of the space while a crowning pergola with sofa and fire pit create an enchanted lounge space at the other.