Stepping through a bold red door leads visitors into a private courtyard, where weatherproof chairs and a fire pit create a comfortable outdoor sitting area. Stone paths surround the vignette, offering a rich contrast to the wood deck.
Beyond the white exterior walls and solid black door is a calming, serene courtyard. Strong lines blend with the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape so perfectly that you won't fail to notice the gorgeous mountain views.
This serene bathroom offers the best of indoor and outdoor life with its open air floor plan, including access to a private courtyard area. The mahogany wood-trimmed windows and doors add a rich accent, while the blown glass globe pendant lights over the freestanding tub provide a modern touch.
The extravagant courtyard features a Grecian style pool with water features splashing into the sides and connected to a hot tub. Large shrubs and trees act as privacy walls, while a dining area is covered by the second story patio. Comfortable lounge seating is poolside.
A gate leads to the private courtyard entrance of this Mediterranean-style villa in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. Climbing vines along one exterior wall create a lush setting for the courtyard while highlighting the architectural variations of the home's profile.
To welcome guests into this newly redesigned home, a low-walled courtyard transformed what was once a stark patch of gravel into an inviting, semi-private outdoor room with soft lighting to illuminate the space at night.
This enchanting pool is contained within the walls of a private courtyard. Its spouting fountains are a playful statement in the more reserved setting. Trimmed shrubs surround the pool deck along with a single bench.
A cozy living room is anchored by a large stone fireplace, dark wood beams and oversized rug. Sliding doors open onto a private entry courtyard on one side and the back patio on the other. A pair of yellow sofas offer a comfortable conversation space while embracing the sunniness of this bright space.
The garden courtyard terrace of this Point Lorna, California, villa home is made more secluded by the use of topiary, as the branches of a lemon tree frame a side entrance. Through the branches lies a pair of cushioned wicker sofas centered under a covered archway and facing a swimming pool lined with verdant shrubbery.
A wooden gate leads to the private entrance of this Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., estate. The private entry courtyard includes a traditional fountain framed by climbing vines, lending to the Mediterranean feel of the home. The window at the back of the entry hall draws you into this inviting abode.