With a private pool, pavilion and tropical garden, this lush backyard designed by Carl Gilley becomes a serene retreat in the backcountry of the Florida Keys. Two canals nearby give the owners a safe space to stow their boat and provide a clear route to the ocean.
An infinity edge pool creates a dramatic view out to the ocean beyond, while native plantings bring privacy to the backyard. Poured in place concrete and natural stones are used for the footpaths that go throughout the property.
A dramatic entry to the garden features large native and tropical trees to help hide the view of the property from the street. Horizontal fencing, sculptural palms and large masses of tropical understory all help to create the sense of a lush, expansive entrance.
It's hard to believe from the outside that this mansion, right on the beach in Longboat Key, Florida, isn't a historic home somewhere in Europe. With six bedrooms, six bathrooms and all the amenities, it's a sight to see.
An open lanai combines an oversized sectional and ottoman overlooking the sleek swimming pool. Dense native plantings protect from the biting winter winds of the Florida Keys, while maintain clear views to the ocean.
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.
Of course, one of this home's biggest draws is its close proximity to the ocean. When the owners want to go fishing, they only need to start up their boat and float down the canal into the Florida Keys backcountry.
This luxurious Key West-style estate in Boca Raton features a 56-foot pool surrounded by mature palm trees and other lush landscaping. Lights inside the pool and adjacent spa invite guests to take a dip at dusk after the hot Florida sun has set.
A luxury estate in Miami Beach incorporates key water features into its expansive yard, which ends at the beach. The homeowners wished for a level, open landscaped area to include the pool, a spa, tanning areas and a large lawn. Miami landscape architect Orlando Comas' award-winning design created a captivating outdoor space surrounded by lush vegetation.