Walls of windows surround this outdoor space, too, and so allow the owners to appreciate views of the courtyard from almost every room. With landscape lights right in the water, the pond becomes an especially stunning focal point.
Comprised of clean lines and encircled by smooth stones, this modern courtyard feels zen and invites quiet reflection. Small trees layer the landscape as well, giving the space a touch of greenery and shade.
A custom-fabricated metal gate separates the front yard from the modern courtyard. The designer knew the gate had to be interesting enough to stand up to the 5-foot-tall concrete walls on either side, so they designed a self-latching gate. The gate, fabricated by Dennis Schleder, weighs 300 pounds.
A cozy outdoor seating area is illuminated by LED string lights in a modern courtyard. A high privacy fence creates a sense of seclusion under the shade of trees original to the space. The garden was installed in December 2014.
The curving glass walls of this modern Switzerland home tie the sleek interiors with the surrounding courtyard and offer views of beautiful Lake Lugano and surrounding mountains. The house is designed by architect Milan Jacopo Mascheroni.
Enter into this gorgeous courtyard and be greeted by beautiful gardens on either side. The large Mediterranean style wall creates privacy while a white pergola can be used as a base for climbing plants.
A striking sculpture makes a contemporary statement in the courtyard of this modern desert home. The covered pavilion blends the indoors and out with comfortable furnishings, a chic bar and dining area, creating the perfect spot to entertain.
A built-in bench takes advantage of a quiet corner in this bricked-in courtyard. A flagstone walkway and carefully planned rock gardens make the most of the native plantings and provide a low-maintenance lawn.
Overhead, two metal beams run parallel to each other and create a clear line of sight from the courtyard to the home's interior. Subsequently, the two living spaces feel connected, which makes the property seem larger and more open.
This glorious pool extends out beyond the upper level of the home spilling over a low stone wall at the end. The house wraps around it, making it both private and easily accessible from multiple rooms.
Curved walkways and a sleek, built-in seating area take maximum advantage of space in this modern backyard. The small courtyard provides a pleasing, zen-like view from the mid-century modern home office.
A metal sliding gate and concrete walls separate public and private spaces on this tropical property in Sarasota, Florida. The modern project by David W. Young was a American Society of Landscape Architects award winner.
Ipe wood, a flame-resistant, durable wood from South America, is placed in a horizontal pattern for this sliding fence. The design by architect Guy Ayers provides privacy when desired but blurs the lines between interior and exterior when open.