Pools that glisten and sparkle in the sunlight take on a different visual allure at night with atmospheric lighting. Consider this rectangular water feature with cascading fountains and spray jets, a tile bridge and areas for lap swimming or wading.
Architects designed this modern home so that the entire structure has either access to or a view of the patio and swimming pool, creating a unique, inclusive design. On the first floor, large glass doors and tons of windows allow direct access to the back patio and backyard, while the second floor bedrooms are given a clear view of the spaces at the rear of the home.
This outdoor design from Ryan Hughes packs a powerful wow factor through the creation of a unique entertainment spaces for this South Florida Home. From the view of the covered lounge area, visitors can see the unique sunken conversation area within the swimming pool, the varying textures provided by an array of palm trees and the strong formal elements provided by the feature walls against the garden.
The master bedroom suite of this Encino, California home is now a cool retreat at one end of the home with a lavishly remodeled bathroom and easy access to the backyard swimming pool. Rustic touches like the large area rug compliment the home's California-modern design style and set off the austere marble of the soaking tub, floor and wall tiles in the master bath.
Swimming pools and other deep water features can pose a threat to the safety of unsupervised children but this mini rock quarry design from Kane Landscaping incorporates a waterfall and pond into the natural environment with an emphasis on shallow water. Despite appearances, the pond is only two to three inches deep and an ideal space to float boats, skim rocks or feed goldfish
In this hallway vestibule, cornflower blue trim pops against white walls, while a mustard yellow chair draws the eye to the room beyond. The modern farmhouse rests on 12 acres that include an in-ground swimming pool and contemporary original structure that now serves as a pool house and guest house. Throughout the farmhouse, contemporary and traditional details blend to create a space that's both updated and timeless.
Feel like you're in the tropics while swimming or soaking in this outdoor pool! Surrounded by hedges, trees and plants of all kinds, this is a nature-lover's paradise. Lights strung from the house to a tree create an always-festive environment, too.
Naturally, this luxury property comes with its own pool house. Tucked away in the far corner of the backyard, the structure uses clean lines, large overhangs and wood paneling to complement the main house. A large shaded porch with several chairs invites the owners to lounge or nap after swimming a few laps.
This South Florida home's backyard poolscape features multiple entertainment areas defined by the use of varying hardscape materials. A feature wall with a gallery-like installation of fire sconces and water spouts is contrasted by the stone hearth and fireplace across the ipe wood patio to its right. The sunken seating area and fire pit within the swimming pool are unique features that emphasize the drama and luxury of this outdoor space.
"Every view faces a garden," says Danielle Rollins of the way she has constructed her Atlanta backyard garden. Rollins' swimming pool is a centerpiece of her garden, where she swims most mornings, stages parties (or impromptu swimming after-parties, for which she keeps a collection of suits on hand) and even uses it for team-building with her staff. "It's been our official bonding space," she says. Her only regret is not installing more lights in her heated pool for nighttime swims.
The rear exterior of this home was designed to take advantage of the home's beautiful features. Each level has a balcony so that family and their guests can enjoy the view of the ocean and the pool below. On the lower level, a covered patio boasts several spaces to relax and even a dining space for al fresco entertaining. A swimming pool adds entertaining space to the backyard, while lounge chairs beyond the pool space give the couple a relaxing space to enjoy their view of the ocean.
The outdoor space of this home provides a seamless indoor/outdoor living. Above the outdoor entertainment space, a master bathroom patio on one side of the house provides privacy for the homeowners, while the outdoor living space eases the transition between the spaces. On the patio, a swimming pool with three bubbling water features and an eight foot shallow shelf and steps down to the pool give kids a safe place to play and seating at various water heights creating an outdoor space that is perfect for entertaining and relaxing.
Combining several outdoor activities into one lavish screened-in patio is this inventive layout from S&W Kitchens which allows guests the option of grilling, swimming or just relaxing in the open air space.
Surrounded by natural stone and lush landscaping, this multi-level pool area is the perfect spot for relaxing and entertaining. Water fall features and a custom dolphin sculpture add visual interest to the space.
Originally, this historic home's backyard contained a swimming pool that was damaged beyond repair, so after filling in the pool, homeowners wanted a fresh, new look. Designers helped the homeowners come up with a color concept, and began work on their New Modern design by defining entertainment spaces. In one corner, a custom barbecue pit with a concrete island makes the space perfect for grilling. In another, an intimate conversation corner welcomes guests. A putting green is the focal point of the space, but the central living space is this elegant sitting area created from sustainable furniture that matches the couple's eco-friendly lifestyle.
This 43-acre unique estate property is located in the beautiful Pemberton Valley, 5 minutes north of the village of Pemberton, 3 minutes from the Pemberton airport and just 25 minutes from the world class resort of Whistler, British Columbia. The majestic Pemberton Valley, known for its natural beauty, thriving agriculture industry and countless recreation opportunities is also quickly becoming an international equestrian centre.Nestled at the foot of the spectacular Mt. Currie, this private gated estate features a 6,850 square foot custom built home and a separate barn and caretakers suite. The main house includes everything you need – and a lot more. Featuring 4 bedrooms and 5-1/2 bath, a separate master suite wing, a gourmet kitchen, open concept living area with a separate games-room/bar, media room, wine cellar and triple bay garage with fourth bay, currently being used as a hobby room. An additional space, over the garage is being used as a secondary media room, but could easily be divided to add a gym and yoga studio.The separate barn is currently being used as a helicopter hangar and a space for recreation equipment, but has been designed for a 6-stall horse barn, complete with hay lofts, heating and full security. There is a 2 bedroom caretaker suite upstairs in the barn, featuring a full kitchen and bathroom. This fully secured estate has plenty of useable outdoor living space with landscaped gardens, a full-size pond, a salt water in-ground swimming pool and a paving stone automobile court in front of the home. This estate has been exquisitely finished while maintaining a comfortable homey feel - making it the perfect place to raise a family or to use as a recreational property.Features include: 2 fireplace(s), Gated Entry, security system, intercom / music system, separate guest quarters, three-car garage, here is a porte-cochere for one vehicle plus additional parking for up to 4 vehicles, Air conditioning, forced air heating systemInterior features include: this post and beam home has been exquisitely finished and features a gourmet kitchen, marble countertops in the kitchen and bathroom, vaulted ceilings with suspended walkway, large windows throughout.Views include: sunset, sunrise, mountain.Amenities include: health club, golf club, bike trails, equestrian facilities, walking trails, landing strip, salt water outoor swimming pool, covered outdoor hot tub.Built in 2003.2 stories, 6,850 approximate square feet. 2 buildings. Wood exterior. Metal roof.Architectural style: Farmhouse43.8 acre lot.Property features: 13 Rooms, 6 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms.