Tucked away in the Florida Keys, this contemporary home is surrounded by palm trees and lush plants. As guests make their way around the side of the house, they'll find a paved path that leads through the garden.
On this penthouse roof deck, powder-coated aluminum pergolas create private enclosures around the kitchen and a lounge area. The unobstructed sun deck allows the owners and guests to bask in the warm Florida sun year-round.
This lush private garden is located in South Florida between Coconut Grove and downtown Miami. Although it is in an urban environment, its dense, tropical foliage and the calming sounds of trickling fountains create a perfectly serene and secluded sanctuary.
An entertainment pavilion reflects the midcentury architecture of a Sarasota, Fla., home. The pool patio was transformed with the addition of the pavilion with an extended wall that incorporates built-in dining benches designed to match the home's modern architecture. The project by DWY Landscape Architects was a Florida chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects award winner.
This Miami garden is also an outdoor gallery for art and other decorative objects sourced from around the world. Florida oolite, Caribbean coral, Indonesian limestone, Tibetan granite, Indian teak and Turkish travertine are some of the exotic materials and textures found in this small but beautiful yard.
Mature trees offer privacy and shade for this Mediterranean estate located on the idyllic Lake Boca Raton. Spanish style architecture and a serene courtyard makes this villa appear as though it belongs in the South of France, not an inlet in Florida.
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.
For this bold contemporary driveway in Sarasota, Fla., panels of permeable paving extend the architecture and horizontal grid of the home while allowing water to percolate instead of running off site. The landscaping project by DWY Landscape Architects was a 2014 Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects award winner.
Currently the only-North American location of the four-star Solis brand, with locations in Ireland and China (and new properties coming in Qatar, Florida and Indonesia), Solis shares an architecture firm, HOK (which also designed Atlanta's 1.6 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium) , with the equally slick and modern adjacent Porsche Experience Center. Amenity-loaded, the hotel has an indoor pool, on-site gym and free Wi-Fi and two memorable dining and drinking destinations. Overlooking both Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and the Porsche Experience Center track from its open-air rooftop perch, the Overdrive Lounge has a Jetsons-meets-Space Age vibe and chef Derrick Green's memorable bites including tuna tartare tacos you won't want to miss as well as the car-themed (when it Rome) Formula 911 featuring muddled blackberries, vodka and Combier. The equally stylish Apron restaurant also helmed by Ritz Carlton vet Green is more chef-driven and imaginative than your usual hotel spot. Apron also features a dog-friendly patio (recommended when the weather is nice), with both tables and lounge-type seating with an impressive view of the airport flight path. Green's focus on inventive Mediterreanean fare offers up nods to Greece in an oregano-infused chicken and to African foodways in a berbere-accented lamb dish with kale and a luscious, tangine-spiced farrotto. A caramel-poached golden beet salad with goat cheese mousse illustrates Green's desire to blend haute cuisine flavors and ingredients with delicious accessibility. Cocktails and craft beer offerings are imaginative and often feature local distilleries like Old Fourth Distillery and ASW as well as Jekyll Brewery, Terrapin and Hapeville's own Arches Brewery so diners can sample some locavore flavor.