A covered outdoor living room moves seamlessly to the uncovered patio section for a full outdoor living experience. Light stone exterior and dark wood details create a gorgeous, calm color combination for a sophisticated design. The patio steps down to an in-ground hot tub creating levels and intrigue in the design.
Stone steps lead from the upper level patios down to this open air spot, where adirondack chairs are gathered around a wood-burning fireplace. The husband of the house likes to retreat here with friends and a few cigars.
A contemporary outdoor kitchen adds to the convenience and luxury of this California home's backyard retreat. Lighted steps lead down to a lakeside seating area, and various tiers and terraces include spots for lounging, dining and swimming in the infinity-edge pool.
Directly opposite of the fireplace are a set of steps that cascade down to the lower patio where the outdoor kitchen with bar seating and dining area are located. Note that the fireplace wall and the outdoor kitchen are clad in the same dark stone to distinguish them as balancing objects within the space. The remaining walls are clad in a lighter stone to match the home.
Each section of this patio offers a new texture to the design. Glass doors open from the home open on to a smooth, stained wood deck with steps descending to the yard. Long, rectangular stepping stones are separated by uniform rows grass and create the feel of movement from the deck to the outdoor dining patio. Light neutral stone flooring compliments the neutral tone of the home exterior while a blue table umbrella adds a bold pop of color.