This swimming pool brings an air of elegance to the cozy cottage feel of this home. The stone home exterior blends down to a concrete patio surrounding the rectangular pool. A border of planted grasses and shrubs adds beautiful natural color, texture and height to decorate the space.
This yard is long and relatively narrow, but careful landscape design makes the most of the shape. A rectangular patio overlooks two slim ponds and is large enough to fit both a seating and dining area.
A large rectangular cast concrete fire pit warms bayside evenings. This outdoor area was originally a small sloping lawn. Designers terraced the yard with cast concrete walls and created new seating and outdoor entertaining areas.
Michigan landscape designers Zaremba & Company convert the freeform pool into a rectangular pool that sits perpendicular to the house, rather than parallel with it, creating a majestic symmetry to the yard. The extensive remodel spotlights an elevated spa at the head of the pool.
What a fabulous spot to take a dip! The rectangular pool features a wide concrete and brick edging, making sitting and dangling feet in the pool easy and fun. Lounge chairs and umbrellas are a must, of course! Landscaping is simple, allowing the natural trees around to frame the yard and home.
Each section of this patio offers a new texture to the design. Glass doors open from the home open on to a smooth, stained wood deck with steps descending to the yard. Long, rectangular stepping stones are separated by uniform rows grass and create the feel of movement from the deck to the outdoor dining patio. Light neutral stone flooring compliments the neutral tone of the home exterior while a blue table umbrella adds a bold pop of color.