Artistic stone arches bridge the gap between manmade and natural landscape in this scenic backyard. A combination of container gardens and low-maintenance plants are scattered around a small patio and wooden pergola.
This Spanish-style living room has the feeling of a modern-day Medieval great hall, with interior balconies, arched openings and an imposing stone entryway bridged by a dark-stained lintel. Slipcovered and weathered wood furnishings tone down the formality of the space, giving it a comfortable, welcoming vibe.
Adding a dry creek bed to your property has many benefits. It helps channel water runoff away from your yard but, as this example shows, also creates a small natural habitat for microscopic plant life, insects and amphibians which children can observe and experience first hand. It also adds additional visual interest to your landscape.
A windy bridge leads down to this gem of a home, designed by Johannes Zingerle and nestled in the hills of St. Barts. Gardens, patios and picturesque stone paths surround the residence and open it up to incredible views.
This family wanted a natural, wilderness-style backyard complete with natural stone fire pit, a spa, a freeform swimming pool and waterfall. Their backyard now looks like a mountain resort, complete with deer grazing on the hill. The multi-level waterfall splits into several spillways as it cascades toward the swimming pool. A cast concrete bridge stamped to look like wood planks crosses over the lap pool. Colorful planting pockets soften the hardscaped areas.
The designer wanted to create specific rooms for the family to enjoy throughout their garden. The tiki hut became a tropical outdoor dining area with a dining table and chairs from Janus et Cie. The client also requested two more elements: a water feature and a bridge, which features oolite and coral stone.
This elaborate landscape design features a stone walkway and pond with ample outdoor lighting. Large stone boulders line the perimeter of the space with multiple seating areas, including a bar under the wood pergola and lower level with a cozy fire pit.