Grass and flagstone pavers create a footpath around a hot tub to an adobe-style outdoor fireplace. Tall landscaping helps to camouflage the retaining wall, adding another layer of privacy to the backyard oasis.
That thoughtful landscaping extends to the back of the house, where stone retaining walls, a raised patio and a pergola provide depth and dimension. An iron gate surrounds the space for additional privacy.
Landscape designers for this backyard paid careful attention to the plants' texture and size. Thin, narrow bamboo is used as a privacy screen, as well as an existing cherry tree. Succulents and perennials bring in color.
The spa-like master bathroom features mahogany-trimmed doors that open to a quiet courtyard area. Palm trees and other foliage plants are integrated into the pebbled landscape, while a privacy fence encloses the space.
The large private estate features formal gardens and outdoor spaces that are surrounded by trees providing lushness and privacy to the space. A stone walkway leads throughout the yard to classically designed building and intentionally planned landscaping.
The privacy and phenomenal views of Lake Hayes are just a couple positives of this contemporary home. Landscaping is kept to a minimum with mature tussock covering the hills, and with five bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms, there's no hassle accommodating guests.
Consider benches instead of individual seats for backyard dining areas. This dining set, designed to hold a large group, sits nicely on this small backyard patio and blends well with the divider privacy fence and landscaping plan.
In this contemporary exterior lounge at condo residence in Brazil, the designer used an ecological fire pit by Construflama. The negative edge pool blends with the landscape, and plants such as bamboo and trees offer privacy and maximize the view. The project by designer Alex Hanazaki won a 2014 American Society of Landscape Architects award.
HGTV designers turned this large, austere side yard into a stunning outdoor living room with fabulous landscaping and a creative bench design. Bamboo trees planted around the perimeter add a feeling of privacy to this comfortable outdoor space.
A spacious, columned lanai overlooks an infinity-edge pool and lush, tropical gardens in the backyard of this luxurious home in Omao, on Kauai's sunny south side. Dense tropical foliage gives the home privacy and frames the view of the mountainous Hawaiian landscape.
Pavers fit into a Southern California home's odd-shaped outdoor area, which also needed privacy from nearby restaurants. This coastal home had an available landscape area of about 1,100 square feet. The award-winning design by Grounded Modern Landscape Architecture captured as much useable outdoor living space as possible.
This two-story modern home located in Austin, TX, features three bedrooms, three baths, and gorgeous floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the space. Contemporary designs are seen both inside and outside the home, like the contemporary style privacy fence with cactus landscaping.
Green shrubs and trees add an element of privacy to this Mediterranean style home. A retaining wall keeps the landscape clean and beautiful, and the driveway offers plenty of space for parking thanks to the wide area and two-bay garage.
Stepped wooden planters and a mix of grasses, boxwoods and evergreens make this urban deck feel lush and layered. The contemporary architecture and two-toned decking add visual interest, while the landscaping adds height and privacy to the outdoor space.
Monolithic ledge stone panels are set into the stone dust, as part of an award-winning residential landscape design project in Vermont by H. Keith Wagner Partnership. The walkway's arc lends privacy to the main house and a guest house on the estate.
This tropical British Virgin Islands oasis features three 8,000-square-foot beach villas, each with five bedrooms and open plan living and dining areas. Lush and beautiful landscaping provides privacy while still allowing unobstructed views of the breathtaking Sir Francis Drake Channel.
Roses, butterfly bush, Japanese maple and a vine-swathed fence give this patio privacy and create a bright oasis for the backyard. Landscape designer Pam Berstler used four redwood posts and decomposed granite flooring to define a sitting area within the small garden.