A private garden area connects all of the interior spaces in this Manhattan penthouse to the outdoors to offer a serene, quiet space in the middle of the city. The design is balanced through a mix of industrial and organic hardscaping materials.
Here's an example of the contemporary edge with a fresh vibe and lighter, brighter look that most buyers want, even on the most classic Mediterranean homes, according to top Los Angeles realtors Branden and Rayni Williams of Williams & Williams.
This midcentury modern ranch home features attractive hardscaping of gravel and stone slabs, as well as a grouping of cactus plants in the front. A narrow water creates the impression of a creek running in front of the home. The covered entry features a red French door and is lit by a Sputnik chandelier.
This lavish backyard features a swimming pool with built-in waterfall feature and a fire pit area. Stone tile flooring surrounds the pool for a spacious feel within the bordering palm trees and tropical plant life. Lounge chairs offer poolside seating, and wicker chairs are placed around the fire pit.
A swimming pool serves as both a recreational feature and a stunning visual element in this private backyard oasis that accents the architectural design (notice the double mosaic tile walls at the far end of the pool).
Pools that glisten and sparkle in the sunlight take on a different visual allure at night with atmospheric lighting. Consider this rectangular water feature with cascading fountains and spray jets, a tile bridge and areas for lap swimming or wading.
A courtyard-shaped back yard becomes an architectural fantasyland in this dazzling design which incorporates an infinity edge lap pool, hot tub, decorative spillways, concrete stepping pads and IPE decking with limestone.
Making the most of a limited backyard space is this clever design that brings together a lap pool, a cascading wall fountain, a hot tub under a pergola (in the background), a limestone deck for sunbathing and entertaining and a privacy border.
Nighttime is especially scenic at this 3,000 square foot bi-level penthouse lounge and outdoor room in the heart of midtown Manhattan at AKA Times Square. The wraparound design was created by architect Piero Lissoni.