Natural stone architectural features like walls, bridges and waterfalls are arranged to create layers of texture in this Colorado garden. An arched bridge leads visitors over a natural wetland inspired pond surrounded by a bounty of native plants which help to soften the stone features.
A rooftop deck with panoramic views of the Golden Gate Bridge and other Bay area landmarks features an outdoor sauna for the California penthouse owners. Gast Architects integrated the sauna into the structure of the stairs. The wall is made of terra cotta accent stone from Realstone Systems.
In this transitional living room, a quartet of tufted armchairs stand in for a more traditional sofa-and-chairs grouping. The light gray wall color, which suits any design style, bridges the room's classic and contemporary furnishings.
The designer used a tiki hut to create a protected dining area that the family could use throughout the year. Since the water feature and bridge were such a big part of the family's request, it was important that they would be one of the project's main features. Oolite and coral stone were used for the pond and surrounding areas. The outdoor dining furniture is from Janus et Cie.
An arched stone entry bridges the living room and kitchen in this Tuscan-inspired home in Austin, Texas. In the living room, a beamed ceiling and warm wood finishes give a nod to Mediterranean design, while a wall of glass offers sweeping views of the outdoors. The stone fireplace ties in the with both the accent wall and the home's exterior.
A decorative bridge welcomes guests to this luxurious cabin retreat. The bridge and stone landscaping allow water to flow naturally away from the home and toward the wooded surroundings during heavy rains.
A smooth stone walkway guides visitors over a bridge and towards a pavilion. Here, a dining table and custom kitchen give the owners room to entertain, while a fireplace allows for enjoying the outdoors year-round.
The deck's unique construction organizes the outdoor spaces over several different levels, including a bridge over the pool. Pergolas offer shade for dining and sitting areas. The exterior is also dynamic with a mix of stone, wood and white stucco.
This custom Gunite waterfall is highlighted with bridge rock and a boulder staircase. Natural jagged boulders mixed with a smooth stone walkway create a pleasing textural contrast. Mixed greenery and built-in lights highlight and color the beautiful landscaping.
As seen on HGTV's Love It or List It Too, the primary challenge for Kevin & Celine's family home was maintaining a balance between the heritage of the house and incorporating a modern design. Designer Jillian Harris bridged the border between modern and historical by choosing a modern version of tile for the backsplash, which is traditionally black and white. The Caesar Stone counter tops are a quartz composite. The cabinets were built to store Celine's many cooking pots.