This mission style home promotes and open transition between the indoors and outdoors with gaping french doors. A seating area within the courtyard is ready for entertaining, and an exterior stairway leads to a deck overlooking the courtyard.
The owners of this Spanish Colonial wanted a courtyard design that would match the integrity of the home's exterior design, but they wanted to make sure it was fresh and modern. In order to achieve this goal, designers anchored the courtyard design around the pool, the shape of which is traditional, but the black bottom brings in the modern character these homeowners were looking for.
One of the focal points in the courtyard is the Colonial style fountain located in the flower bed. This intricately carved piece adds aesthetic beauty and an elegant style that perfectly complements the traditional design of the Spanish Colonial while still giving the space a nod to the modern.
To give the homeowners a more versatile courtyard space, designers added a sitting area next to a fireplace, adding a three seasons patio for entertaining. Bright red cushions and pillows in this area pop against the neutral colors that traditionally adorn Spanish Colonial homes, bringing in the modern touch that the homeowners love.
To help give the homeowners both additional seating and storage, designers chose a rustic, Spanish style bench with storage underneath to meet these two goals. Then, they added turquoise accents above the piece to extra color and a touch of Spanish Colonial flair.
A lushly landscaped courtyard features an arched gate the mimics the arched windows and doors used throughout the home. The Spanish-style house in Austin uses reclaimed woods and custom finishes for a home that's custom-tailored to its owners' tastes.
This Spanish-style kitchen courtyard forms an arresting study in contrasts. Terra-cotta-toned concrete pavers and red barrel roof tiles appear richer against pristine white walls, which in turn look luminous against the dark door and window casings.