Wood and brick blend with glass and stainless steel to create a party-ready backyard where modern and rustic elements combine. The space blurs the line between indoors and out, with a wood-burning fireplace and a fully functioning kitchen complete with a sink and beer tap.
Gray concrete and sleek glass characterize this modern dining terrace with a sweeping Pacific Ocean view. A modern table is surrounded by gray dining chairs, keeping the backdrop neutral and allowing the locale's natural beauty to shine. Built-in heaters overhead make the space perfect for year-round use.
A retractable wall allows this covered outdoor dining room to be fully open to both the interior and exterior of this modern home. Infrared heaters flush-mounted in the wood ceiling allow the space to be used any time of year. Just beyond the dining area is a fully functional modern bar.
Bold blue bases on the outdoor chairs give a fun party vibe to this mod outdoor dining room, which features ceiling-mounted infrared heaters to warm the space in colder months. A dramatic accent wall brings depth and dimension to the space, while a retractable wall opens it fully to the indoors.
Filtered sunlight slats through this modern take on a pergola, providing sun protection for the rustic-modern outdoor dining room. The indoor-outdoor spaces of this sleek, modern home offer stunning views over the hilly terrain of northern California's wine country.
For a multifunctional outdoor living room that would serve as a family gathering space and a meeting area for the owners’ clients and colleagues, landscape architect Mark Tessier created an accordingly varied lighting scheme. Traditional outdoor lighting illuminates the area without making a statement, while style enters from above and below, via a flickering fire pit and paper lanterns of various sizes hung randomly throughout the space. “After dusk, these lights cast a warm, inviting glow festive for simple or elegant gatherings any time of the year,” says Tessier.
The rear side of a boxy, modern garage forms a unique platform for an outdoor living room. A modern fire pit and comfortable seating create a cozy spot to relax, and whimsical artwork mirrors the sky at night.
The rick natural tones of the exterior wood brings warmth to offset the cool tones of the furniture. A light gray sofa and two cream arm chairs face into an Asian coffee table. A large floor lamp features a small built in shelf around the base. A graphic rug pattern adds a darker hue to the design and softens the lounge space over the stone tile floor.
This modern living room seamlessly transitions into the adjacent outdoor patio, giving the illusion of a large space. A sliding glass wall separates the living room when the outdoor patio isn't in use.
A bi-level water feature rests beside this modern outdoor dining space, creating a beautiful vignette and connecting the home to the creek that runs beside it. A slatted wood roof covers the patio without blocking the verdant view.
With its massive windows and careful orientation, this contemporary California home is designed to take maximum advantage of its wine country setting. Warm wood paneling and cool concrete floors create a lovely contrast. A neutral rug anchors the modern furnishings, creating a nice space to talk, read and relax.
Modern outdoor spaces can accommodate home gyms and yoga retreats. This 10-by-12-foot single-room shed was ordered from Studio Shed. The customizable prefabricated space came with finished interior, wiring, colored-aluminum-clad Cloudlight windows and roof. The glass front and French doors were optional.