A large opening frames the view to the mountains from the arrival court at the main house. The poolhouse and pergola have one largely solid wall that lends privacy to the pool area with the exception of one large opening.
A turret-like open cabana provides a warm, dry seating area with a view of the luxurious pool and hot tub at this Colleyville, Texas, retreat. The home's outdoor entertainment spaces include two fireplaces, along with lush landscaping and multiple conversation areas.
The backyard pool at this luxury Texas estate is landscaped and outfitted to resemble a lush resort. The rounded, open poolhouse structure echos the rounded lines of the home's own castle-like architecture. The two-acre property enjoys multiple outdoor conversation areas, with two outdoor fireplaces in addition to the hot tub and pool.
A granite patio wraps around the swimming pool and the poolhouse. Glass doors open up completely to join the poolhouse with the outdoors. Inside it, there's a bathroom, storage space and room for entertaining.
This modern Mediterranean hacienda in Tarzana, California, is built for entertaining. The property features a series of upper and lower terraces that open the home to the outdoor spaces. A poolhouse offers added convenience for guests, and a fire pit is comfortably placed to enjoy the view.
A retractable wall completely opens the living space of this Mediterranean contemporary California hacienda to the outdoors. A covered patio features a dining table with seating for twelve, while a poolhouse services the in-ground pool.
Due to the existing terrain, the basement level opens directly on grade. The rear of the home becomes more informal with the octagonal family room and varying roof lines of the bedrooms on the second floor. Just to the left is the poolhouse and pool.
This Chappaqua property, with its strict setback requirements and a 10 to 12-foot drop-off, posed a design challenge, even with four acres to play with. To accommodate the landscape, the home was designed to have two stories in the front and three in the back, allowing for a walkout basement.