This stone patio has a great view of the mountains.
A large cement patio is transformed into a gorgeous outdoor living space with two upholstered iron chairs, side tables, an outdoor fire place, a water feature and container gardens.
In this elegant design by Robert Hursthouse, a vine-laden trellis softens an otherwise uninteresting garage wall, creating a rich, warm environment for dining and conversation.
With a fire pit, outdoor kitchen and raised garden bed, this home in San Jose, California makes year-round use of its new stone patio.
A small stone patio extends off the back off the house, enclosed by a low wall. It looks out onto the home's courtyard and formal gardens.
Guests are invited to relax and enjoy the dramatic mountain view from this covered stone patio. Wicker chairs provide plenty of comfortable seating for guests to enjoy fall leaves and sunsets.
Low-growing and creeping plants make a beautiful boundary between this patio's stones.
Though the pool is surrounded by stone, lush greenery and native plants really soften the patio. In turn, this outdoor space is a beautiful balance of contemporary and tropical style.
Big banks of hydrangeas are the lovely border between the home's wide patio and backyard.
The outdoor patio was designed for entertaining complete with details such as a custom-designed rack of wrought iron marshmallow-toasting skewers for use in the firepit.
This home's expansive grounds include two acres of lawns, patios and a pool for entertaining whenever the weather (and the mood) are right. Around the perimeter, landscape designers planted hydrangea, rhododendron, boxwood and ornamental grasses.
Yellow planters with flowering tree standards pop against the gray stone.
In the landscape design for an 18th-century home, stone walkways encourage residents and visitors to explore the gardens and lush meadows.
The back porch offers a beautiful vantage point from which to observe the river and huge backyard.
In this rambling backyard, the bright greens and colors of the plants and flowers leap out from dark gray rocks that are the base of the garden beds.
Chip Wade uses a plastic honeycomb grid underneath his lawn so that he can drive on it, a great way to move supplies like hardscape and plants to the backyard.
Just outside the back door, a stone patio offers beachside seating with shade and a fire pit.
This outdoor space comes equipped with an outdoor kitchen and dining area on a beautiful stone patio.