Smooth stone steps lead to the lower lawn, which can be used for ball games or large gatherings. Along the way, guests will notice three terra cotta planters that speak to those by the home's main entrance.
A centerpiece in this modern, Japanese garden is a simple-yet-stunning planter set on a pedestal, containing a single succulent. Stepping stones lead to and around the pot, creating a path to visit and admire it and the surrounding plants and flowers.
Half-circle steps lead to the home's main entrance, where a custom ironwork door waits to greet visitors. Stone columns, copper planters and twin sconces on either side of the door infuse the space with symmetry and balance.
Even at a distance, the front of this vacation home is entirely captivating. Where a soaring ceiling makes the entrance seem larger than life, stone columns and planters on either side of the door establish beautiful symmetry and balance.
Mixed modern stonework on the walls and columns around the front entry add texture and connect the home's exterior with the stone tilework outside the front door. A mix of planters adds a pop of floral color to this inviting entry.
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.
Stairs and built-in planters create levels to increase the style of this backyard landscape design. The stairs descend to a series of concrete stepping stones surrounded by grass for natural softness and color. Wood accent panels on a section of the home's walls add warmth to the design.
A water feature with stacked stone accents ties this home's contemporary architecture to the surrounding landscape and provides a great view from the living room. A variety of native plants in built-in planters soften the linear architecture and bring color to the neutral vignette.
The water feature was added to help create the owner's dream tropical garden. The koi pond was built by StoneFish on a former parking area on the property. Oolite and coral stone were used for the pond and surrounding areas. The sculpture and planter are client's own.
A symmetrical, geometric arrangement of built-in and freestanding planters adds interest to the exterior of this contemporary California home. Green grass between concrete pavers softens the walkway, and tall plants create a layered, interesting look for the garden design. Stacked stone on the home's facade blends with the colors of the sandy beach beyond.
The new courtyard is now the perfect space for outdoor dining and entertaining with its surrounding ambience of colorful potted plants, a visually intriguing stone wall (now covered in fig vines) and an unique water feature in the planter under the open arch.
This luxury home in Texas features an architectural style that's right at home in the Southwest, with a stone and stucco exterior that pairs well with the red tile roof. Sage green trim complements the roof's terra cotta hues and mirrors the patina of a pair of large planters that flank the arched entry.
The stacked stone facade of this contemporary California home is brought to life with a well-planned array of greenery. Built-in concrete planters hold succulents and other native plants, arranged with taller plantings in the back for a layered look. Patches of grass between concrete pavers soften the sandy colors of the architecture.
This French Country Estate is grand yet inviting. With over 5000 square feet of living space this home is the perfect retreat for a growing family. This home’s exterior stucco finish and native stone wainscot come together to beautify the structure. Wrought iron balconies, custom wood shutters and window planter boxes, copper spires, and subtle archways compliment the design.
Perfect for entertaining large parties, a built-in bench curves around the entire lower section of this deck. Planter boxes are integrated into the bench, bringing a touch of color to the space. A band of composite decking in a different shade visually separates the stacked stone fire pit area.
On a cool spring afternoon or perhaps on a chilly evening in autumn, this comfortable outdoor area, created by C.B. Conlin Landscapes, is just the ticket for some quiet time. The freestanding stone fireplace, with its soft rustic style, coordinates well with the adjacent flooring, planters and arbor to allow the brightly colored patio set to take center stage. These choices also work well against the lush backyard greenery.