Mark Scott and Associates designed their landscaping to enhance the serene beauty of this Mediterranean-inspired home in Santa Barbara with a thoughtful and well-executed plan. Because the home displays simple, sophisticated elegance, the design team chose to surround the architecture with shrubbery that frame its beauty while providing a roundness against its straight lines.
As if it were straight from storybook, this quintessential home comes complete with a sloping slate rooftop and stone pathway. Purple hydrangeas provide a pop of color to the otherwise simple landscaping.
This modern home exterior features expansive, layered concrete and brick walls with exposed steel and a three-car garage. The front yard retaining wall with simple landscaping maintains the clean lines of modern design.
Simple landscaping frame this sleek, contemporary home. The front of the house features floor-to-ceiling glass windows, allowing views straight through to the pool and of colorful pop art on the second floor.
A simple facade and landscaped patio make this Spanish-style home elegant and inviting. The stucco exterior feels uninterrupted thanks to deeply recessed doors and windows. A small balcony with a potted plant overlooks the front yard, while the garage doors are inconspicuous and stylish.
A deep porch with traditional beams and railing, dressed with hanging potted plants, brings a classic Americana feel to this Laurel, Miss., bungalow. Simple landscaping and concrete stairs lead up the house, which evokes small time charm.
The simple landscaping of this home's outdoor space allows the focus to stay on the amazing view of mountains and desert. The patio's hardscaping is a mix of large pavers and gravel with bright, happy succulents for accents.
Nestled in a valley adjacent to the Saugatuck River in Weston, Conn., this expansive home is designed to be part of its natural environment. A streamlined pool is integrated seamlessly off the house and into the simple landscaping.
Rectangular pavers create a contemporary walkway across the lawn that continues over the sleek swimming pool. A simple iron fence meets safety needs while maintaining a seamless look from the designed outdoor space to the natural landscape beyond.
A welcoming entry and view inside the house greets visitors to the HGTV Dream Home 2014. Simple landscaping ensures the owners can focus on fun, not yard work. The rustic style home blends well with the natural elements and wooded space.
This landscape design concept was based on the modern lines of the home and allows the elegant forms to transfer onto the ground plane. The driveway and connecting pedestrian paths are formed concrete pads with a simple broom finish in a series of squares and rectangles. The voids between the pads are neatly topped with gray beach pebbles and allow rainwater to flow through, minimizing runoff onto the street. The pockets of plantings near the front entry contain sculptural accent plants, which are dramatic when illuminated by landscape lighting at night.
This landscape design concept was based on the modern lines of the home and allows the elegant forms to transfer onto the ground plane. The driveway and connecting pedestrian paths are formed concrete pads with a simple broom finish in a series of squares and rectangles. The voids between the pads are neatly topped with gray beach pebbles and allow rainwater to flow through, minimizing runoff onto the street. The pockets of plantings near the front entry contain sculptural accent plants.
The landscape design is in keeping with the simple lines of the modern home. The plants and hardscape elements are simple, yet add the right amount of texture and greenery to complement the home's modern style.
The enclosed courtyard off Oak Court, a International architecture style home in Dallas, Tex., is ideal for nighttime entertaining. The sleek pool water feature has jets that light up, while simple landscaping of trees and a round rock bed create an elegant yet contemporary display.