The Craftsman home has walls of long windows and French doors that blend the indoors and out, and step out into the beautiful backyard. A contemporary pool is surrounded by a simple, neutral patio, where dining and relaxing outdoors is a must.
A traditional white pergola above the patio will one day be snaked by climbing roses, bringing additional shade to this poolside retreat. Stone steps lead to a cozy pool house that complements the Cape Cod-style home.
The living area of this great room, tucked under a bank of 12-foot-tall windows, provides a stunning view of the desert landscape. Furnishings are toned down so all eyes focus on the glorious scenery just steps from the back patio. (From HGTV Dream Home 2010)
The historic cottage in old town Key West opens up to a dark wood deck with comfortable wicker furniture, perfect for outdoor entertaining. Steps down from the deck is a stone patio with bistro table and chairs, while tropical landscaping provides privacy and a serene atmosphere.
This modern home uses a glass paneled garage door for a unique access door from the living room to the outdoors. Light stone steps lead to the darker gray tiled walkway creating a patio area. Mulched sections allow for rows of plants adding color next to the home.
Who wouldn't want to spend their afternoon underneath that awning, inhaling the scent of citrus? When they need a little fresh air, guests can step out onto this back patio, take a seat in the wooden chair and enjoy the sight and smell of the orange trees overhead.
Wood steps lead you from the patio into this luxurious, modern cabana area. The sharp corners of the structure are immediately softened with flowing curtains on every side and a cozy and inviting white sectional decorated with alternating white and turquoise throw pillows.
This modern, luxurious infinity-edge soaking tub offers owners a relaxing wind-down at the end of a long day, with an unmatched view of the wooded property and pool through floor-to-ceiling windows. Even better? The door to the private ensuite patio is just steps from the sophisticated soaker.
Made for relaxing, watching TV or entertaining guests, the great room functions as a multi-purpose space with a wonderful central location in this smart home. “You’re just steps from the master bedroom, the office, the kitchen and media room, and also the back patio,” says project manager Scott Branscom. “It’s all right there.”
The outdoor space of this home provides a seamless indoor/outdoor living. Above the outdoor entertainment space, a master bathroom patio on one side of the house provides privacy for the homeowners, while the outdoor living space eases the transition between the spaces. On the patio, a swimming pool with three bubbling water features and an eight foot shallow shelf and steps down to the pool give kids a safe place to play and seating at various water heights creating an outdoor space that is perfect for entertaining and relaxing.
This exciting and majestic negative edge pool is truly an extension of the interior of this residence. The wide, see through, horizontal family room fireplace is enjoyed by all pool visitors. The pool and built in spa is surrounded by an expansive, self-draining, 2 foot by 2 foot, exposed aggregate patio. Fire pots frame each side of the pool and descending steps.
Out the door and in a few short steps, owners of this French-inspired home can take a dip in a lovely swimming pool of a straightforward design. Mark Scott and Associates' landscaping in this exterior area draws focus to the back of the home's structure by placing a scattering of simple and shrubbery and grasses next to the pool and patio. The result frames the picture of this home's perfection.