This eat-in kitchen features a fabulous view of the gardens while keeping the modern design of the existing architecture. The round kitchen table is the perfect place for a family to gather throughout the day.
Tall trees, bushes and perennials obscure the swimming pool from view, making this outdoor space feel like part of a secret garden. From this spot, guests can see that there's also a cabana lined with twinkling bistro lights.
A covered loggia connects the garage to the main house, as well as teases a view of the rear garden. Blue pottery decorates the breezeway and speaks to the same cobalt-colored tile that lines the pool and fountain.
This incredible historic home was built in 1936. Set right on the edge of the bay in Miami Beach, Fla., it offers breathtaking water views and incomparable luxury with 10 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a pool, waterfall and extensive gardens.
The classic Mediterranean home with stucco exterior and terracotta tile roof seamlessly blends the indoors and out. Large archways open the interior living spaces up to formal gardens with stunning views of the lake.
A well-manicured lawn allows for unobstructed views of a sitting area in the distance. At the same time, a variety of palm trees, shrubs and ornamental grasses ensure that the garden is rich with vegetation and visual interest.
This backyard has a steep slope, but designers turned that into an advantage by planting a terraced garden that includes a stream. A flat patio, outdoor kitchen and gazebo provide stable spots for entertaining and enjoying the new view.
Because this kitchen is defined by white walls, shelves and subway tile, a dark blue roman shade and matching glasses add some serious visual interest. As they wash dishes at the farmhouse sink, the owners can enjoy views of the garden.
The Moroccan-inspired motif of the entry fountain is repeated in the pool tile, making the two spaces feel connected. The deep greens, rich browns and cool blues of the tile echo the colors of the landscape and tie the front garden and rear garden together as well.
Credits: Architecture: Koffka/Phakos Design; Landscape Contractor: New View Landscape; Pool/spa and Masonry: Darin Marten Construction; Metal Work: Salvador Delgado
The front patio was designed for breaking bread with friends and enjoying views of the garden. A long wooden table centers the space, with a buffet that keeps dishes within easy reach, while a black accent wall adds a touch of intrigue.
A spacious, columned lanai overlooks an infinity-edge pool and lush, tropical gardens in the backyard of this luxurious home in Omao, on Kauai's sunny south side. Dense tropical foliage gives the home privacy and frames the view of the mountainous Hawaiian landscape.
To keep the pool separate fro the walkway to the Zen Garden, designers added a simple, modern fence that runs halfway around the pool. The fence helps keep the space safe for kids, but doesn't obstruct the beautiful view from the pool.
The expansive grounds of this gorgeous contemporary home include botanical gardens with some 60 plus varieties of palms, native plants and fruit trees; a secluded pool and pavilion; and breathtaking views of both the Gulf of Mexico and Little Sarasota Bay.
Once cave-like and dreary, this California kitchen is now anything but thanks to a full-scale makeover that features new two-toned cabinetry and creamy Calacatta marble countertops. New, wide windows overlook the gardens and offer great views from every angle.
Wide windows with Craftsman styling shed a lot of light on this transitional kitchen. The designer's top goal was to brighten the space. The windows not only bring in loads of natural light, but they also offer a great view of the garden outside.
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.
The designer of this transitional California family room reconfigured the windows and installed a large picture window in a formerly solid exterior wall. Now the homeowners have an enchanting view of their garden and crabapple tree from the family room and the adjoining kitchen.