The pale yellow exterior of this home gives it a sweet and timeless appeal. Black shutters offer a contrast to the light wall coloring. A beautifully landscaped lawn is decorated with flower beds circling tall palms framing the light brick driveway.
The natural rock texture of the boulder steps and planter retaining boulders brings a great, rough texture to this backyard. The stones transition the space from the lawn and melt into the concrete walkway. Small mulched sections create a space for gardening to add natural decoration.
A level yard is given a boost in character – and shape – by decorative edging. Flowering plants and shrubs are planted in a curved line along the backside of the lawn, while small evergreens add height behind.
The driveway of this modern home runs beside the backyard. As you turn into the yard you pass the boulder retaining wall creating a solid separation between the lawn to the driveway. A mulch section provides space for natural decoration from small plants bordering the retaining wall.
A large, open lawn, calm swimming pool and rows of planted shrubs create a decorative welcome to this extravagant home. Covered patio areas against the home open out to the large yard complete with palm trees to add a tropical feel.
This patio space is nice for entertaining outdoors in front of a lovely lawn and garden. A seating area under the pergola receives shade and the ambiance of the water fountain. Big urns of flowers decorate around the columns.
A natural stone retaining wall levels out this lawn and creates an elevated planted section perfect for decorating the yard. Ornamental grasses add beautiful natural color and create a soft textural contrast to the well-trimmed grass.
The formal gardens that decorate the front of this historic Greek Revival home were actually included in the Smithsonian Archives. Guests who want to admire them can follow a stone path across the manicured lawn and through the trimmed hedges.
This yard, designed by Cory Jorgensen, shows off the brilliant color of healthy grass and shrubs. The lawn is cut short accentuating the levels created by the plants and tree line. Concrete stepping stones wind down the slope of the yard and hug the edges of the decorative plants.
The outdoors leap in -- and vice versa -- in this stunning midcentury modern home. Large glass doors slide aside to open an entire wall between the patio and living room. The white and neutral tones in the comfortably decorated room allow the colors of the lawn, shrubs and pool to be the vibrancy in the space.