A beautiful swimming pool with a sleek infinity edge makes the home's backyard feel like a luxurious retreat. The wraparound porch and balcony overlook the pool, providing countless options for entertaining.
With gas prices and travel expenses rising, the backyard is becoming vital when it comes to leisure, says Scott Cohen, landscape artist of The Green Scene in Canoga Park, Calif. Taking vacations at home means designing your backyard like a resort with all the amenities. Waterproof plasma flat-screen TVs and swim-up bars are all fair game.
Just past the guest house, a glowing pool, integrated fire pit and outdoor seating area offer a luxurious place to enjoy evening conversation. Surrounding trees add privacy and give an intimate, cozy feel to the outdoor space.
This luxury outdoor living space in The Concession, a gated community in Bradenton, Fla., has all the details, including ceiling fans that outfit the kitchen/dining space and a conversation area overlooking the pool.
The use of lighting from all directions accentuate the tropical feel of this outdoor space. Lights within the pool, landscape lighting illuminating the waterfall and foliage, and recessed lights set low in the cabana provides a serene view of the lagoon-like pool area.
Located at Sandals LaSource Grenada, this unique fire pit sits in the center of one of the resort's sparkling pools. Designed by Sarah Hartman of Miami, we think it's the perfect spot for sparking a new romance or rekindling an old flame.
This luxury home in Florida is a tropical oasis, complete with lake and golf course views. The five-bedroom estate features a resort-like pool and spa, lush landscaping and meticulous details and finishes. A west-facing lanai offers easy access to the pool, fountains and outdoor kitchen and bar.
Brilliant blue mosaic tile makes the gorgeous swimming pool dazzle when illuminated at night. The pool evokes an unparalleled ambiance for nighttime entertaining, giving the backyard a luxurious, resort-like feel.