The homeowner's love for modern design is merged with the native forest and grass meadows of the Midwest on this 24-acre Ohio property. Designer Nick McCullough created lush mixed borders that transitioned between the dark modern pool house and the classic Georgian architecture of the brick main house. Plants with dramatic foilage, including 'Black Magic' elephant ears, add to the modern look. This project won a 2015 Association of Professional Landscape Designers award.
Pool Environments frames the pool with oversized stone slabs and a band of Mexican beach pebble, giving the pool a sleek, geometric look. The undergrowth is cleared, allowing an overhanging Bois d’Arc to become a focal point at the far end of the pool.
An entertainment pavilion reflects the midcentury architecture of a Sarasota, Fla., home. The pool patio was transformed with the addition of the pavilion with an extended wall that incorporates built-in dining benches designed to match the home's modern architecture. The project by DWY Landscape Architects was a Florida chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects award winner.
Take a dip in this inviting charcoal swimming pool or retreat to the modern pool house and lounge on one of the comfy, gray sofas. Large stacked doors open up from the pool house offering a perfect view of the pool and four striped lounge chairs for guests.
This modern swimming pool and pool house bring the beautiful feel of the interior to the outdoor space. Patterned, black-and-white tiles surround the pool to create an inviting deck with three modern lounge chairs and umbrellas on one side and a pergola on the other.
A modern lounge chair rests beside an infinity pool with sweeping views of a Connecticut lake. Blue pillows connect to the hue's use in the home's interior. The house is fun inside and out for this family of five.
The soft glow of interior lights brighten this sleek pool, which fits neatly in the courtyard of this contemporary home. A wall-size sliding door opens the master bedroom to the pool and courtyard, eliminating the divide between indoors and out.