The owners of this Spanish Colonial wanted a courtyard design that would match the integrity of the home's exterior design, but they wanted to make sure it was fresh and modern. In order to achieve this goal, designers anchored the courtyard design around the pool, the shape of which is traditional, but the black bottom brings in the modern character these homeowners were looking for.
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.
The covered, concrete patio features a view of the minimalist courtyard as well as the home's exterior consisting of untreated cedar siding and corrugated steel. Natural materials give the design a modern industrial look.
A long, modern dining table surrounded by Eames molded plastic side chairs has a view to the courtyard surrounding this modern, glass-walled house on Lake Lugano, Switzerland. The 3,658-square-foot structure was designed by architect Milan Jacopo Mascheroni and completed in 2010.
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.
The U-shaped design of this modern home in Lugano, Switzerland, is complemented by the undulating lines of the courtyards that surround it. Glass walls open the 3,658-square-foot structure to views of Lake Lugano and surrounding mountains.
Designers wanted everything in this modern home to be connected, so they used glass throughout the design to create this synergy, drawing a line of sight from the front yard, into the home's interior and into the courtyard space.
Glass walls connect this sinuous, modern home to the crisp, undulating courtyards that surround it. Both inside and out, surfaces are white and sleek, creating continuity and giving the space a clean design that treads lightly on the natural landscape. The house is designed by architect Milan Jacopo Mascheroni.
This hilltop home and garden in Bel Air boldly pairs modern design with sustainable practices. As guests move from the courtyard to back of the house, they'll find various grasses, sculptural succulents and a grove of Eucalyptus trees -- all of which require little water and maintenance. Sansevieria plants introduce this idea in the clean, contemporary courtyard.
Credits: Architecture: John Corry; Landscape Contractor: Steven Z. Volski + Associates
Wanting a modern home designed around their own "Selby Gardens," the owners of this double lot in Sarasota, Fla., asked Leader Design Studio for help. Now they have their dream property: a 3,600-square-foot space that wraps around different courtyards and showcases tropical plants.
As seen on HGTV’s Fixer Upper, this entry courtyard’s modern design was enhanced by painting the brick light gray and the door a contemporary blue-black. Natural wood support beams, no-fuss landscaping and a herringbone-pattern wood walkway complete the look.
This spacious kitchen has a warm, yet modern look that is enhanced with the combination of glass, stone and various textures throughout. The U-shaped design allows access to the central courtyard from all bedrooms and great room perfect for sophisticated entertaining.
Curves abound in this modern outdoor courtyard, which takes its cues from the home's contemporary design. At the center of the outdoor space, a sleek dining table with seating for eight offers a tranquil spot for dining in the open desert air.
In the center of the home sits a clean, contemporary courtyard. To give the owners everything they wanted, the design team included a custom pool, modern fire pit and a patio that flows right into the kitchen. The result? A space that's ready for entertaining.