A visit to this backyard is a little like stepping into a fairyland. There's a quaint footbridge over a stream. Lights sparkle out from amongst the greenery. And the pool gets its own petite waterfall.
A charming foot bridge leads to a back door with a criss-cross paned window, part of the charm of this luxurious home's classic Tudor construction. The 6,700-square-foot house rests on 4.5 acres in California's Lake Arrowhead community.
Water is the focal point of this Florida patio. The pond was cut into an existing deck, and the waterfall was made of Tennessee fieldstone. Backyard Getaway designed the space and built the foot bridge.
Enter this one of a kind home through the paver walkway and wood foot bridge crossing over a beautiful, flowing stream. The water and natural rock create a beautiful natural look and movement against the sharp, clean edges of the walkway.
A circular clubhouse at the foot of several high-rise apartment buildings is the focal point for this Bangalore, India, landscape project by Joly John Shibanee & Kamal Architects. Hanging foliage cascades over the rooftop garden and is reflected in the clear water of the pool, which is spanned by a glass-sided bridge.
Villa de Martini, a 6,119-square-foot Italianate home located on Telegraph Hill, plays host to the 2016 San Francisco Decorator Showcase featuring the Bay Area's top interior designers. The home features four floors and unobstructed views of Alcatraz, Treasure Island, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Marina District.
The rough-hewn walls and brick ceiling lend an old-world elegance to this sitting area off the wine cellar in this 11,400-square-foot California estate. Sleek glass doors and a chic bar cart bridge the old with the new and give a nod to the home's contemporary interior design. A lantern overhead fits the nature of the space.
Six Oaks can be found deep in the woods of Felton, California (not far from Santa Cruz). It’s built in a former railway area surrounded by redwood trees, although you’ll be glad to know only two redwoods were cut down to accommodate the home, and those were used for interior elements such as the stairs. Architecture and design firm Modulus created Six Oaks by stacking six shipping containers as a way to maximize light, views and airflow throughout the 1,200-square-foot space. Skylights, a bridge and private outdoor shower are other standout features in a home that’s otherwise intended to blend into its surroundings.