Even small urban spaces can incorporate water features. This Minneapolis backyard is only 27-by-64 feet, but the landscape plan by Southview Design carved out space for a water fountain created with slabs of stacked New York bluestone. The overall yard won an award from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.
A large, smooth stone serves as the base for this serene fountain in a contemporary courtyard. The water bubbles inconspicuously from the center of the stone and trickles down to the square pool below.
A stacked stone water fountain is the focal point in this backyard garden. Below, large pavers surround a small pond leading to an elevated terrace. The multi-level yard allows for fun and intriguing travel through the lush landscaping.
This outdoor garden at the Weingart Center in Los Angeles features a pebble concrete walkway leading to a three-tier garden fountain. Raised beds line either side of the walkway and provide a spot for greenery and trees with vibrant purple leaves.
Statues of three woman become makeshift water carriers, as water pours from the stone urns they hold into the swimming pool and spa below them. Two fire pits are on either side of the hot tub, while the pool itself has an adjacent poolside patio.