An inlaid stonework walkway leads to an elevated seating area which anchors the backyard landscape. The platform is enclosed by tiers of curvaceous sloping stone walls and wooden fences which add fluidity in sharp contrast to the rocky surroundings. Complementing the curved lines of the backyard's border are a stonework fire pit and stone benches embedded with electric accent lighting.
This luxurious outdoor pool boasts all-over white stone features, including the partition that separates the walkway from the pool area. Bamboo lounge chairs with tan cushions line the concrete pool patio, while palm trees and other tropical plants decorate the surrounding landscape.
Waving grasses, lush plantings and beautiful trees flank a stone-and-moss walkway that leads to a Tuscan-inspired villa. French doors surround the outdoor space creating a seamless blend between the indoors and out.
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.
Neutral stones, dark woodgrain and white siding create a patchwork exterior on this contemporary home. The mix of finishes works well with the intriguing shapes and levels of the architecture. A concrete walkway makes sharp turns from the driveway to frame the corners of the house.
Open archways lead from the covered patio out onto the marble tile pool deck. Tile stepping stones create a pathway in the water for a unique pool design. Turquoise throw pillows give the patio chairs a dash of color, and potted trees embellish every column.
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.
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.
A brick pathway framed by hedges on one side and a stacked stone wall on the other lead to a luxurious Mediterranean home. Climbing flowers fill out the columns and beam over the walls, creating a liveliness to the entire space.
Rustic and welcoming, this Craftsman-style house pairs brown siding with a pitched roof porch that features stacked stone and exposed wood beams. A red brick pathway and stairs lead guests past elegant plantings to the comfortable front porch.
A cottage-style bulb garden is bisected by a gravel pathway outlined with stone bricks. The texture of the hardscape lends to the cottage feel of the overall garden and doesn't take away from the beauty of the blooming yellow and white bulbs.
This rustic cabin features natural hardwood columns, a fantastic attached porch built of stone and gorgeous landscaping complete with a pathway and shrubbery. Enjoy a dinner for two on the picnic table on the grass and toast to a wonderful day at your wooded paradise.
Dark wood contrasts against bright white railing for cottage-inspired stairs leading up to this beach bungalow, which combines a stacked stone and soft green siding exterior. The brick walkway surrounds the house in a classic herringbone pattern.
How pretty is this outdoor space? On their way to the pool, the owners and their guests can pass under a pergola covered with greenery. Stone columns and a patterned walkway give the space a distinct Greek Revival feel that complements the main house.
With easy access to the home's laundry and family rooms, the mudroom serves as a transitional space and storage area for winter gear and outerwear. A side door leads outdoors, where limestone stepping stones mark the path to the river. (HGTV Dream Home 2012)
The underbelly of this contemporary staircase is a sight to behold. Frosted glass stairs lead to a suspended walkway that overlooks both the foyer and living space – each complete with their own sparking chandelier. The stone floor ties in the warm wood trim and wall of windows.
This gorgeous home is introduced with visit curb appeal from lush planted garden sections featuring shaped shrubs and soft florals. The gray stone exterior of the home rises above the plants with a graceful and timeless traditional style. A gravel walkway winds between the plants to arrive at the entrance.