Curved stone walkways meanders through the gorgeous gardens that make up this property's exquisite grounds. A vast array of foliage, trees, and flowers along with the narrow walkway create a tranquil and intimate space.
To preserve the natural gems of this Venice Beach property, including a 40-foot pine tree, a California live oak tree and a magnolia tree, the architect set up rooms in a modular layout. Intimate outdoor spaces are created in the gaps between structures.
Designers created several outdoor spaces for these homeowners with relaxation and entertaining in mind. In this one, limited, comfortable seating makes the space the perfect gathering place for an intimate get together.
With an eat-in counter, sitting area and fire pit, this outdoor space can easily accommodate large parties and more intimate gatherings. Keeping the furniture within a black-and-white palette ensures that everything matches.
Succulents and other heat resistant plants surround this intimate outdoor living space in California. A long, round lounge chair serves a modern alternative to the traditional lounge chair. Pops of orange add vibrancy to the modern patio.
Lighting is crucial to the design because the grounds are used just as much — if not more — at nighttime as during the day. LED lights illuminate a series of drums where buffets are laid out on the main terrace, while a series of light-display panels in the wall behind them contain video screens that can mimic fish swimming in the ocean, or other scenes to enliven the background for big gatherings. Steps and pathways glow in the dark, along with intimate living and dining areas. In this respect, designing these spaces with furnishings and light placement required an approach similar to a home’s interior.
Following a brick path from the dining area leads visitors to the next "room," an intimate sitting area with three chairs. An outdoor rug softens the patio below, while an umbrella promises to keep the space cool.
The expansive backyard is broken up into smaller living spaces, like this intimate sitting area. The fire and water element mixes a warm fire pit area with a sleek waterfall. Textured stone walls provide privacy to the outdoor space.
A pair of curved, outdoor sofas add an outdoor living space to the patio at the rear of the home. This space is the perfect place for an intimate gathering of friends or the enjoyment of a warm cup of coffee in the morning.
This gorgeous pool area boasts a concrete tile patio and small dining area with modern white chairs. The stucco and exposed beam overhang provides ample shade during the day, while sliding glass doors allow for easy transition between indoor and outdoor spaces.
This elegant brick canopy is the perfect space for entertaining. The large table has seating for eight, while the fire keeps the space under the canopy warm. The lounge area next to the fire place provides the perfect intimate space for after dinner drinks or a cozy fireside chat.