Thoughtful landscaping layers natural greenery against structural stonework around the swimming pool. The landscape design uses nature to create natural thresholds that transition between each outdoor entertaining space.
The outdoor dining area centers on the built-in grill with custom stonework. Using the same stone around both the grill and fireplace unites the two spaces and adds visual continuity to the overall design.
The home's incredibly detailed stonework includes special arches over the front door and windows and a charming circular cutout. Lush vines climbing the exterior could have been there for a hundred years.
A lovely way to break up the expanse of stonework in the pool and kitchen zone immediately outside the home, this green "island" features a charming sign, "Old Gardeners Never Die, They Just Go to Pot."
At night, the curved inlaid stonework flooring of a platform seating area shines under the warm light of a curved stone bench embedded with electric accent lighting. That warm lighting is a complement to the centerpiece stonework fire pit. In the distance, a tiered water feature trickles water to a small enclosed pond, all of which doubles as a natural border enclosing the backyard landscape.
Rustic stonework welcomes you up the steps of this magnificent Mediterranean home where a warm glow shines through lovely, ornate glass and metalwork doors. With stucco exterior and a tiled roof, this home typifies its classic style with a modern flourish.
Each of the home's six bedrooms gets its own bathroom and many of the rooms have outdoor access. The interiors exude French countryside charm with artisan stonework, reclaimed beams and lovely wood floors.
A cushioned wrought iron bench and folding table make for a contemplative space in the lush garden of this La Jolla, California, home. In the background a lemon tree forms a natural barrier in line with a multicolored stonework wall.
This comfy cottage has a fantastic front porch with natural branches for spindles and a natural stone walkway that leads around the garden and up the hill to the driveway. The lush forest surrounding the cottage accents the gorgeous stonework and matches the green painted shutters.
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.