The profile of this Midcentury sofa was purposely kept low to encourage unobstructed views out the surrounding windows. The space encourages relaxation with plenty of space to read or just take in the views.
A pastoral, new urbanist deveiopment described as a "wellness community," where sustainability is a focus, Serenbe is about 40 minutes from Atlanta but a world apart in attitude. An array of beautifully built single-family homes make Serenbe a home for many, but it's also a great rustic tourism destination with an onsite Inn at Serenbe and plenty of farm, nature and cultural activities to keep visitors busy. The 40,000-acre bucolic planned community is home to farm-to-table restaurants like The Hil, The Farmhouse at Serenbe and The Blue-Eyed Daisy as well as a growing roster of smaller spots and cute retail offerings. The arts are a big part of the community, so see if your visit coincides with special Art Over Dinner al fresco meals with local creatives and check out the Serenbe Playhouse's schedule. This vanguard theater group has garnered national recognition for staging immersive theatrical experiences and fun, creative spins on the classics that often use the woodsy surroundings and outbuildings of Serenbe as stage sets.
The designers incorporated this backyard pool into the surrounding rural landscape by bordering it on three sides with grass and planting wildflowers in a poolside garden. A rustic fence adds farmhouse-style charm. Meanwhile, a pool house sits on the other side of the patio.
A contemporary California pool terrace features a custom fire pit, sofas and armchairs. The space is shaded by arbors topped with panels of woven willow. The home is on a 17-acre site in the Sonoma Valley. The project by Roche and Roche Landscape Architecture was an 2017 ASLA award winner.
This 12-acre property included a small, 1960s contemporary house in original condition. Though the owners wanted a farmhouse, they decided to keep the existing contemporary structure for use as a pool house and build a traditional farmhouse close by, connecting the two buildings with a 40-foot-long buried tunnel.