This stylish outdoor kitchen features black granite countertops, custom cabinets made of durable ipe decking and recessed lighting for a top-of-the-line look. A built-in eating area has views of the beautiful landscape, and a row of shrubs adds privacy to the space.
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.
Surrounded by beautiful landscaping and palm trees, this 1935 Spanish Colonial Revival home pairs a stucco exterior and terracotta roof tiles. A stucco fence and iron gate provide privacy to the home, which has beautiful views of the San Diego bay.
This 11,400-square-foot Mediterranean-style estate is party-ready, with a pool, spa, outdoor kitchen and bar, cabana and multiple outdoor seating areas. Lush plantings provide privacy and connect the home to the surrounding coastal landscape. The 300-year-old roof tiles are sourced from an Italian castle.
Wanting to showcase the water as much as possible, the landscape architects kept the backyard manicured yet minimal in detail. A row of large boulders and trees line the side of the lawn as a boundary from the neighbor's property, thus providing natural beauty and privacy.
This 8,000-square-foot home in the British Virgin Islands is comprised of three five-bedroom beachfront villas surrounded by lush tropical landscaping, ideal for maintaining privacy while also still allowing a view of the Sir Francis Drake Channel. Exterior features include multiple terraces and infinity edge swimming pools.
Privacy inspires the design in this backyard, which is located along a busy road. Bubbling fountains add splashing sounds, accompanied by the gurgling of a stream over stone stairs. The fountain and stream are positioned so the water sounds are heard in each part of the backyard landscaping.
A bold orange desk topped by a brightly hued modern landscape creates a focal wall in this modern and inviting guest bedroom. Wallpaper on one wall brings dimension to the bed, which features an upholstered headboard with a sleek horizontal channel design. A Roman shade draws down for privacy and light reduction.
Lighting can make a huge difference to the look of an outside space. Bistro lights in the oak tree, illuminated containers and landscape lights help create a romantic and fun atmosphere. The pergola was designed to have decorative privacy screens in between the posts and is lit with decorative sconces.
This geometric-shaped pergola was created using a series of triangles. The pergola provides shade for a cozy sitting area and serves as a stunning art piece in this backyard. The pergola extends to cover a hot tub area surrounded by tropical plants. Lush green landscaping offers privacy and beautiful scenery.
A pair of Adirondack chairs is placed strategically to enjoy the waterfront vista from the backyard of this 4,400-square-foot luxury home on Massachusetts' Chapoquoit Island. A red brick patio is tucked onto a sweeping lawn, while sculpted landscaping offers privacy and pretty views. The Cape Cod-style house offers water views from every room.
The unique master bedroom features a wall of book-matched marble from Italy and a panoramic view of the landscape. The house sits on four acres and is surrounded by 20 additional acres of estate. Remote-controlled blinds, which can be operated via smartphone, provide additional privacy when desired, as seen on HGTV's Million Dollar Rooms.
A variety of unique textures and styles coincide in this eclectic white bathroom. Inspired by the natural landscape just outside, the space features a luxurious rock shower and stunning accent wall. Off to the side, a bathroom stall with saloon doors allows for privacy, while the stained glass mirrors contribute color and character to the neutral double vanity.
Lush landscaping adds privacy to this 3.5-acre luxury estate at the heart of Beverly Hills. The main structure of the Mediterranean-style home, with its salmon-hued facade, is tucked into the rolling terrain, with manicured gardens surrounding a multitude of outdoor living spaces. The home, built in 1927 and dubbed The Beverly House, features 19 bedrooms and 29 baths.
The Mediterranean home seamlessly blends the indoors and out to create a space that's both family friendly and great for entertaining. An outdoor dining spot is shaded by a deep blue umbrella, while cozy seating areas are space throughout the patio. Speakers hidden behind the Japanese maple trees softly fill the air with music, while smart landscaping provides privacy.
The master bath in this modern home features doors that open directly to a back deck, with wood privacy barriers on the deck outside. The husband, an avid surfer, wanted to feel as if he were showering outdoors, with a strong connection to the California landscape. A play of texture and color creates a calming space to take solace and pause.
A stained cedar fence guarantees privacy in this home's side yard, where a mix of pine and oak trees, ornamental grasses and drought-tolerant perennials comprise the landscape design. The home's eco-friendly, exterior building materials include both smooth and scraped synthetic limestone blocks and fiber-cement siding, a product composed of 50-percent recycled content (fly ash) and wood fiber pulp supplied from sustainably managed forests.
This rocky, hillside back yard was transformed by licensed contractor Matt Blashaw and his crew. Upgrades included tiered landscaping, a covered dining area and an intimate sitting area next to a washtub firepit.
After the backyard makeover at DIY Networkâ€™s Yard Crashers, homeowners Brooke and Zach Taylor of Auburn, CA now have a lush and vibrant backyard for their entire family to enjoy- a stark contrast from the rocky hillside that took up much of their yard before! The transformation by licensed contractor Matt Blashaw and his crew includes a metal and wood pergola, hillside creek water feature, privacy screen with wood and metal, a Big Green Egg smoker and custom cart, and a firepit with seating. The fire pit sits on a raised platform with a rock wall boder. Two washtubs filled with rock form the fire pit itself which sets on a bed of decomposed granite. The pit is surrounded by custom metal privacy screens. (after)(detail)