The neutral color of this Spanish-style home makes a perfect backdrop to a beautifully landscaped yard. Bright colors pop in flower beds and window boxes against the home's facade. Application details that complemented the existing architecture were added around the windows and front porch.
Part of the approval process for this small modern home required that a portion of the site be raised to accommodate storm water and a sanitary system. Bates Masi + Architects used a plinth to create a raised surface and then landscaped the area with native grass.
A gorgeous playhouse complete with a water wheel enhances the northern side of the landscape while screening the neighbors' house. The sound generated by the water cascading off the water wheel is soothing and accents the private setting.
A small outdoor kitchen is still plenty big enough for entertaining friends and family. Six black stools line the bar, while a pretty wooden bench nearby can provide extra seating when needed. Beautiful landscaping improves the view and surrounds the area with a lovely floral scent.
This manicured modern outdoor sitting area features lovely landscaping. Turf is a great alternative to a lawn: it saves water, it's pesticide free and there's no mowing needed. Black mondo grass is a great groundcover. Use native plantings for a fuss-free, sustainable environment.
Teal is a popular choice indoors and out, starting with the front door. The peppy palette is a smart alternative for a homeowner who is tired of a black or taupe door, says Georgia landscape designer Danna Cain of Home & Garden Design. Photo by The Home Depot.
One of the goals of this New England home's landscape design was to connect the outdoor spaces harmoniously to the natural surroundings. Here, vines grow in a playful design and twin armchairs look out over a meadow-like garden.
An in-water walkway creates a path through the pool in this beautiful backyard. Wood chairs are decorated with a bright turquoise throw pillow for a pop of color in the seating area. Landscape lighting accents the plant life and keeps the yard bright.
In the summer, a wall of Boston Ivy climbs the side of the garage, making for an eye-catching visual that the owners can enjoy right in their backyard. While structural architecture is constant, landscape features such as this have the ability to grow and adapt over the years.
This lively glass enclosed shower features a brown, tan and turquoise mosaic tile paired with chrome fixtures, including a rainfall shower head. A small window offers natural light and a view of the landscape.
A sliding aluminum gate opens to a courtyard with a dining area. The artistry of the design by Matthew Cunningham, winner of a 2015 Association of Professional Landscape Designers award, matches the style of the urban courtyard, which also features western red cedar fencing.
Architectural firm Specht Harpman's goal with this modern redesign was to preserve all of the site’s large live oaks while creating a sense of transparency that allows the landscape to flow through the living spaces. With soaring windows and uninterrupted views of those oaks, the main living room perfectly embodies this goal.
Michigan landscape designers Zaremba & Company convert the freeform pool into a rectangular pool that sits perpendicular to the house, rather than parallel with it, creating a majestic symmetry to the yard. The extensive remodel spotlights an elevated spa at the head of the pool.
The twilight view of this contemporary, beachfront house is as stunning as the Southern California landscape that surrounds it. On the rear facade, floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding glass doors open this house to the outdoors and take maximum advantage of the ocean view.
An oasis amidst the greenery, this vacation retreat offers up views of Sir Francis Drake Channel and the island of Jost Van Dyke to the north. The lavender roof is a fun pop of color paired with the pink flowers and rich blues and greens of the landscape.
Benches are built right into the curving perimeter wall of this Porto Rafael veranda, creating a great spot for lounging and enjoying the gorgeous Mediterranean views. The property includes three villas, one main manor and two annexes, all nestled into the lush Sardinian landscape.
A large nine-foot window was replaced a small window in this master bathroom renovation to bring in light and give an unobstructed view to the yard's landscaping. A mirror was mounted on a barn door track to allow mobility of the mirror without obscuring the view outside.
A well-lit landscape should have both functional and decorative light fixtures. In this outdoor space, wall sconces on the house provide adequate illumination for entertaining, while the garden fixtures and the lights strung through the trees bring a whimsical feel to the patio at night.