Earth, fire and water – this Tuscan-inspired courtyard in Southern California has every element in place. With ample plantings in both containers and beds, the garden has a lush ambiance that ushers users out of the city and straight into an oasis of relaxation. Square terra cotta tiles kick up the charm and add a unique touch.
Rows of terra cotta tiles and the straight lines of a fire pit flanked by sofas lead the eye to this courtyard's focal point: a Tuscan tiled spa and water feature. Rows of strand lights twinkle overhead, giving the Southern California garden a magical feel.
The remodel of this contemporary, lakeside backyard features a built-in fire pit, lighted pool and hot tub, and an array of tiered terraces designed for lounging, dining and relaxing. Vein-cut limestone creates a sleek, neutral backdrop that lets the infinity pool steal the show.
Tiered terraces create multiple spots for relaxing and enjoying the picturesque views at this contemporary Mission Viejo, California, home. A built-in fire pit is surrounded by seating. Limestone pavers create a neutral, functional backdrop for this entertainment-ready space.
A contemporary outdoor kitchen adds to the convenience and luxury of this California home's backyard retreat. Lighted steps lead down to a lakeside seating area, and various tiers and terraces include spots for lounging, dining and swimming in the infinity-edge pool.
A roomy hot tub offers a relaxing vantage point to enjoy this dreamy, Tuscan-inspired courtyard garden. Strands of white lights stretch in neat rows above the space, creating a ceiling effect that adds to the garden's coziness.
This Los Angeles-area home is loaded with Mediterranean charm, from its arched front entry to its wrought-iron balconies to its lush landscaping. Italian tile graces the front steps, adding a custom touch to the home's curb appeal.