The strong architectural forms of this lakeside modern are the backdrop for several new outdoor spaces, such as a Zen garden, swimming pool, and entry courtyard that all compliment the house by using like materials and extending the forms into the landscape.
Designed to entertain, this outdoor space was maximized to create an extension of the home. The open pavilion boasts a comfortable seating area, gas fireplace, outdoor TVs and state-of-the-art sound system. Grass is planted between stone tile to add softness to the hardscaping.
Custom hand-carved stone statues add an artistic element to this outdoor space with swimming pool. A decorative concrete staining technique using acid chemical stains tints the concrete plinths and nearby fire bowls to match the look of the aged statue fountains. Black iridescent glass with charcoal gray grout surrounds the spa that spills into channels and back to pool.
The Tuscon, Ariz., home has an amazing outdoor living space that combines the outdoor kitchen and dining room with a sleek, contemporary pool. Large square and rectangle pavers are surrounded by Bermuda grass. Bright red lounge chairs are submerged on the sundeck, creating the perfect spot to relax in the pool.
This outdoor kitchen is party-ready and comes complete with stainless steel appliances, a sink and even a beer tap. The L-shaped concrete counter provides ample space for cooking, and a mobile island offers both seating and additional room for spreading out party supplies. A glass and wood structure shelters the space and creates a backsplash.
A full slate of stainless steel appliances and an island on wheels allow these Chicago homeowners to host outdoor gatherings both big and small. Concrete countertops give the space a sleek, modern feel, while ample greenery and weathered woods bring in a homey vibe that invites guests to linger.
Centered in the backyard is a relaxing pool, anchored by a reclaimed brick-clad spa. A copper-screened cabana house includes an outdoor kitchen, fireplace and temperature controls for year-round comfort. Under the vine-covered pergola is an outdoor firepit and seating area, perfect for nighttime gatherings.
A canopy of soothing green bamboo leaves hangs over an outdoor shower area with hardwood ipe flooring. A Buddha sculpture enhances this outdoor area's calming ambiance, creating a tranquil escape from the surrounding bustle of New York City's Soho district.
Detailed hardscaping from the covered outdoor kitchen to wooden privacy fence makes this private patio a relaxing oasis. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining near the warm fireplace or relax on the grassy area near the pergola-covered jacuzzi tub.
A birds-eye view of this contemporary garden shows just how many different uses the space encompasses. Take a dip in the pool, relax by the fire pit, or soak in the hot tub - there's something for everyone in this sleek and sun-soaked space.