A staircase and walkway leads down the sloped and rocky terrain to an area for lakefront enjoyment, including sunbathing, fishing and boating. The boathouse incorporates rough and smooth materials to blend the casual lifestyle of lake living with an over-arching aesthetic that is at once both vernacular and sophisticated.
A main focus in designing this home was to accommodate and entertain large numbers of overnight guests and full amenization of the lakefront property. It was important not to block any of the lake view but still make the spaces have minimal impact on the steep site. A boathouse roof shades metal stools and tables outside while modern chaises create an area for sunbathing. Horseshoe Bay stretches out around the boathouse, which is surrounded by a metal railing.
Comfortable armchairs in this modern shore house are positioned between the living room and kitchen, offering a panoramic view of the ocean. The chairs swivel in order to make conversations easy no matter where guests are gathering. A lovely painting of a swimmer brings a beachy feel to the space.
White cedar fencing provides a buffer of privacy in the yard, where all-weather stackable chaises, fashioned from a material that incorporates post-consumer bottle waste, provide a sunbathing area. The family pet can grab some shade in the cushioned dog house.
The Horseshoe Bay residence was stripped down to the foundation and only a few walls remained when Jay Corder and his team began their remodel. With the residence sitting on lake front property, site slope was a major factor in the overall design and site plan of the house. The boathouse dock area and walkway follow the same terraced layout as the waterfront residence further from the water. Overhanging trees provide pools of shade alongside the sunbathing areas and fishing dock.
This French country-inspired estate comes complete with an outside sitting area and infinity pool. The hot tub boasts fun mosaic tile which continues around the pool, while modern white furniture provides seating for sunbathing and entertainment.
This outdoor patio overlooking an infinity pool is surrounded by lush cottage-style landscaping and a stone retaining wall. The patio is large enough to accommodate both a dining and lounge area for al fresco meals or poolside sunbathing.
Just a few steps from the dining area, two bright blue lounge chairs create a fun spot for sunbathing. Because they recline back, the chairs also soak up pretty views of the pool and the vast California sky overhead.
This modern beach home in Jacksonville, Fla., offers its own backyard oasis complete with a swimming pool and mosaic tile spa. Lounge chairs line one end of the pool for sunbathing, and a shaded patio area provides relief in the summer heat.
An oasis tucked into the desert, this Southwestern-style home has everything the owners could ever want: a covered patio, a full-sized pool and a lounge area for sunbathing. Tall cacti layer the landscape, too, for a touch of greenery.
A wide shot of the home's exterior shows the magnificent features of the backyard. A wrap-around porch accommodates a dining area and outdoor kitchen, glass walls create seamless transitions from outdoor to indoor, and a deep porch overhang provides shade and blocks sunlight from heating interior spaces. The lounge area by the pool is perfect for relaxing and sunbathing.