A sweet path of stepping stones leads to the front door of this charming home on New York's Shelter Island. Its four bedrooms, spacious yard and fun viewing decks—upper and lower—make the most of the home's peaceful waterfront setting.
This modern zen courtyard features a 'Bloodgood' Japanese maple among large native boulders that serve as paver steps and crushed gravel. The project by Buttercup Design Group for the property on Shelter Island, N.Y., won a 2015 Association of Professional Landscape Designers award.
In a waterfront property on the far eastern edge of Shelter Island, N.Y., architect Jack Wettling used a palette of crisp white accented with sea blue to create a relaxing master bathroom. “The colors draw in the views from the picturesque Coecles Harbor,” he says. A judicious use of high-end stone — in the marble tub surround and a narrow marble border on the wall — lends a luxe look without breaking the bank.
The island in this outdoor kitchen is on casters, providing flexibility and extra seating for the party-ready space. A pergola is sheltered by towering greenery that offers extra shade. Stainless steel appliances tie in with the metal barstools, and a sink and beer tap provide the ultimate in outdoor entertaining convenience.
This outdoor kitchen is party-ready and comes complete with stainless steel appliances, a sink and even a beer tap. The L-shaped concrete counter provides ample space for cooking, and a mobile island offers both seating and additional room for spreading out party supplies. A glass and wood structure shelters the space and creates a backsplash.