This backyard oasis is the perfect retreat for relaxation. The luxurious lagoon-style pool is surrounded by lush flowering plants and palm trees. Boulders define the wading pool area that's accented by three lighted fountain jets.
Hard to tell the difference between a five-star resort and this home's outdoor areas. Here, the large swimming pool (with hot tub and waterfalls, of course) turns into a long lap pool and wraps around the guest house.
On hot days, poolside at this serene pool is where you want to be. A cupola-topped pool house provides a convenient locale to change into your suit while teak lounge chairs are a cozy spot for sunning.
This cabana has a secret identity: By day, it's a poolhouse serving the pool, terrace and barbecue area. By night, it's a guest house! Its lap siding and metal framed doors connect it visually with the main house.
"Structured with whimsy" is how hostess, designer and tastemaker Danielle Rollins describes her Atlanta garden in the posh Buckhead neighborhood which she has designed to provide interesting views no matter what the angle. "I like the vistas" says Rollins. "One room goes to the next and invites you over." Clematis, roses, jasmine and honeysuckle in shades of white, silver and chartreuse keep a uniform look in the garden.
It’s vital to blow out the pipes on an in-ground pool. Call a professional if you’re uncertain how to do this procedure—it’s what protects the water lines from freezing. Afterwards, plug the return jets and install a Gizzmo in the skimmer to prevent it from cracking. If you do these few tasks, you don’t have to drain the pool for winter unless you have ornamental tile edging the pool. In that case, drain water 4 inches below the tile.
A series of stone terraces and long pools step down to the main pool on the grounds of this 3.5-acre Mediterranean estate, located at the heart of Beverly Hills. A series of pool structures mirror the home's pink stucco Mediterranean architecture, while the entertainment-ready back garden is offered privacy by the dense, well-manicured foliage that surrounds it.