The slate-paved outdoor dining area of HGTV Dream Home 2011 serves all seasons. During warm-weather months guests can enjoy an alfresco meal from the grilling station while seated around an elegant marble-topped dining table. And a six-person hot tub, set in a bed of stone, is as enjoyable on a chilly winter morning as it is on a cool summer night.
A living room set brings indoor luxury to this contemporary courtyard outside the HGTV Green Home 2012. The permeable courtyard surface, paved in crushed granite and a locally-sourced specialty slate mix, allows rainwater to seep to the home's subsurface drainage system.