A teak handrail and horizontal cable rails fit in with the urban environment of a contemporary Manhattan townhouse garden and terrace space. It's part of an overall project by Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects in Charlottesville, Va., which won an American Society of Landscape Designers award.
This property is situated alongside Colorado's Upper Bear Creek, so access to the water was an important part of the landscape design. Here, stone steps lead down from the patio and fireplace, right to the water's edge.
Sleek wood stairs fit with the clean, contemporary aesthetic in the crisp white landing. Sliding glass doors provide an uninterrupted view of the outdoors, and orange chairs add a vibrant dose of color.
Black steel pickets contrast with the pressure-treated pine selected for a set of stairs extending from a screened back porch to the yard. Innovative Construction, based in Roswell, Ga., designed the outdoor living space and stairs.