Light wood deck combines with stone patio and stairs around a nature-inspired waterfall that mixes large boulders with soft greenery. Contemporary pendant lights hang above the outdoor kitchen area, which makes the outdoor space perfect for entertaining.
Playing off the "old" Washington flavor of the Spring Valley home, D&A Dunlevy Landscapers added azaleas and deep-colored pansies to accent the boxwoods bookending the front entry of this stately Washington, DC residence. The entryway has a stone step walk-up and white columns.
A closer look at the balcony reveals smooth pebble floors and an outdoor shower. Where a stone wall provides plenty of privacy, fresh flowers and palm trees make the space feel akin to a secret garden.
Escape to paradise at this gorgeous Puerto Vallarta home. The smooth white stone pops against the bright blue sky and rich green palm trees. Ample porch space on the house and a tiled patio provide views of the beautiful scenery and large swimming pool from all angles.
The natural rock texture of the boulder steps and planter retaining boulders brings a great, rough texture to this backyard. The stones transition the space from the lawn and melt into the concrete walkway. Small mulched sections create a space for gardening to add natural decoration.
Outdoor lighting highlights the elegance of this swimming pool set up. The home exterior's light coloring shines against the rich greenery and evening sky. Privacy curtains are tied back to reveal an inviting lounge area under the pergola cover. A stone patio circles the pool adding subtle texture.
An expansive driveway leads guest to the front of this luxurious estate. The traditional architecture combines stacked stone exterior with sophisticated gray shingles, while manicured landscaping and formal gardens reflec tthe home's style.
An uber-functional outdoor living room makes the most of this covered patio. The stone fireplace offers a cozy spot for conversation and TV viewing, while a spiral staircase provides fun access to the upstairs balcony.
Floor-to-ceiling windows provide breathtaking views of Los Angeles and create a seamless transition to the outdoor patio. A sleek dining table is surrounded by gray upholstered and chrome armchairs, while a stacked stone fireplace brings texture and warmth to the space.
Neutral stone tiles create a solid frame and thick sitting rim around this balcony hot tub. Five waterfall streams arch into the hot tub. Potted palms give a tropical element to the design fitting to the expansive ocean view. Glass walls leave the space feeling open and connected to the surroundings.
The sloped ceiling of this cozy sitting area gives interesting dimension to the fireplace whose dark gray stone facade stands out in bold contrast to the white walls. In this room as seen throughout the home, the entire side wall folds back to allow access to the ocean breezes and outdoor spaces.
Large stone arches pair with sleek balconies and flat rooflines for a tasteful blend of Mediterranean and contemporary styles. The home's backyard features a charming tile and grass terrace, a hot tub and an infinity pool.
Another modern dining space with seating for ten can be found on the balcony of this penthouse apartment. The stone table and wood chairs create a durable space that stays true to the home's modern, minimalist design.
White chairs fully surround this circular, brown marble table creating the perimeters for a dining area in the open design of the home. An accent wall in the living room in the background mirrors the gorgeous coloring of the stone table. Hanging above, a modern features give a water-like illusion to decorate the open air.
A brick driveway leads to this rustic family home in South Africa that blends stacked stone with warm woods. The four bedroom home features an all-glass front door that provides a seamless view straight through the backyard and views beyond.
A concrete walkway leads from the driveway, around the sharp corner of the house, and ends at a small patio and door entry. A mix of vertical and horizontal white siding, wood siding and stone creates an intriguing finish over the exterior. Slanted roof sections over the levels in the architecture gives the home unique shape.
Stone walls, sloping beamed ceilings and a mural that wraps the space turns this kids' room into a whimsical, child-like dreamland. Beds are built into niches around the room, allowing ample space for young guests. A wood balcony overlooks a window seat that filters in natural light.