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.
A unique, pivot-style front door opens to a beautiful garden wall that highlights the coastal California foliage. Inside, a stacked stone wall echoes the wall outside, bringing the outdoors in and connecting the space to its modern architecture.
This lovely flagstone walkway feels like a secret path to an enchanted garden. Beautifully landscaped flower beds accompany visitors on either side and grass has grown up between the stones making a velvety soft accent.
This eco-friendly Southwestern style landscaping features modern terraced steps to lead to the home's front door. The plants featured in this garden are drought resistant to stand up to the extreme temperatures of this home's desert location. Other aspects of this design include sustainable materials such as reclaimed stone for the gabion wall and the stone that requires no watering.
The semi-radius stone work above the pond picks up on an architectural element found in another part of the home’s garden. Water is heard as it gently pours from a hand-chiseled stone rill into an elongated pool. Filled with koi and water lilies in bloom, the water reflects the sky above, surrounding trees and plants.
From this view, guests can see the Greek Revival home in its entirety: an expansive main house with a stone patio and formal gardens. Though the home isn't far from town, tall trees make the property seem secluded.
Designed to be "the perfect island retreat," this vacation home in Jamaica includes ocean views and a lush tropical garden. Two stone columns mark the entrance to the property, with a paved path that guides visitors past the plants and towards the main entertaining spaces.
A platform seating area built upon inlaid stonework flooring is home to a stone fire pit and bench. The bench is embedded with accent lighting that complements the fire's warm glow, while outdoor seating made of woven wicker complements the landscape's rich texture. In the distance, a tiered garden rich in topiary features and formed by sloping stone walls provides depth and privacy to the home's occupants.
Thin trees hug the red brick columns of this garden pavilion. A pointed roof shades the stone tile floor and black wrought iron furniture. A gravel walkway leading to the pavilion is framed with a brick border making a clean and organized line against the grass.
The cedar hot tub is tucked into the hillside, surrounded by field stone walls and a cozy flagstone patio. Restrained plantings take their cue from the stunning natural setting. Sweeps of native grasses and succulents dot the garden; olive trees provide structure and shade.
The narrow space between the main residence on the left and the new guest house on the right was developed into a shared entry and lush garden. Sweetwater Cherokee stepping stones lead to the Pacific Ocean.
A dark garden wall serves as both a backdrop for a pair of sculptural stones and as the side wall for a massive, elevated pool. This clean, modern patio and backyard is set up for entertaining groups large and small.
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.
Think of your garden as an extension of your home and you will feel liberated to bring indoor design elements outside. Here, a mirror on a stone shelf gives the look of a mantel. Mirrors are also great ways to create the illusion of more space both indoors and out.
Concrete tiles act as stepping stones leading down the side of this home into the backyard. Mulched planters create garden-like spaces in the landscaping. A rock and wood retaining wall features built-in bench seating at the bottom, softened with green and turquoise throw pillows.
Instead of laying the terrace with identical stone pavers, the landscape architects opted to use pieces with different patterns -- and so they transformed the floor into a focal point. Meanwhile, two weatherproof sofas, chairs and box planters overflowing with flowers create a stylish sitting area that overlooks the garden.
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.