Tiered terraces create multiple spots for relaxing and enjoying the picturesque views at this contemporary Mission Viejo, California, home. A built-in fire pit is surrounded by seating. Limestone pavers create a neutral, functional backdrop for this entertainment-ready space.
A bird's eye view of the rear stone patio and steps shows us the details in the design. Built-in lighting along the steps helps to create guidance and a warm glow at night. The use of Acer palmatum, or Japanese Maple and Heuchera help to soften the edges of the textured and smooth stone.
This smooth-textured limestone patio spills out onto the lawn of this picturesque courtyard designed by Kate Webster. A regal strawberry tree framed by a view of the surrounding San Francisco Pacific Heights neighborhood is the crown jewel of the space.
The remodel of this contemporary, lakeside backyard features a built-in fire pit, lighted pool and hot tub, and an array of tiered terraces designed for lounging, dining and relaxing. Vein-cut limestone creates a sleek, neutral backdrop that lets the infinity pool steal the show.
New plants that surround a bluestone patio instantly give this courtyard a fresh and uplifting feel. Since the patio can be seen from most rooms of the home, show-stopping landscaping and cool patio furniture was a must.
A dual-sided limestone fireplace heats both the indoor great room and outdoor porch. Wicker patio furniture provides comfortable, cozy seating so the patio truly feels like an extension of the indoor living space. Teal blue board and batten paneling adds a dose of color.
A variety of outdoor rooms invite opportunities for social gathering and entertaining in this welcoming backyard. A cabana with a grill and bar serves the outdoor dining area and is accented by the soft sounds of a limestone wall fountain. The swimming pool has a sun shelf and spa, which is surrounded by a limestone patio.