Multiple levels of gardens and outdoor living space overlook a canyon hillside. The top level is a bluestone patio featuring raised beds and a lounge area with fire pit and sectional. A second level of perennial gardens jut out from the wall. Below that, a rounded terrace features chaise lounges and a sun umbrella in shades of turquoise and green.
Carefully curated with contemporary sculptures and fine outdoor furniture, this serene garden-style terrace offers an escape from the chaos of city living. Hydrangeas and European boxwood bring natural life and color to the space.
A transition garden featuring perennials like lilac verbena, carex, honeysuckle and lavender lines a path that leads to a bluestone-paved back terrace. Highlights include a Hong Kong Orchid tree and a birdbath.
This gravel pathway winds through the serenely landscaped, terraced gardens that cover this home's property, connecting the upper spaces with the lower patio and entertaining space. Guests can stop at any point on this path and enjoy the beauty of the butterfly garden all the shrubs and bushes and stone, this garden feels as if it were found, naturally occurring rather than created by a skilled team of designers.
The courtyard terrace of this Point Lorna, California, villa home features neutral furnishings that complement the simplicity of the architecture that encompasses them. Wicker sofas complement the texture of earth toned pillars set in the terrace's archways which are climbing with flowering vines reflected in the pool below. The vines allow the garden's topiary features to traverse the pool the way a footbridge allows passage below.
The vast terrace of this penthouse apartment in New York City has been planted with mature fruit trees and an herb garden, and it houses an open air dining room. It's easy to see why it's a favorite pilgrimage for hummingbirds.
This home has all the grandeur and gorgeous landscaping of an Italian villa. The gardens are split up over several levels and include a pool, fountains, sitting areas and great lawns. Staycations never looked so good.
A formal terrace steps down to an architectural swimming pool surrounded by a lush green lawn. The pool coping material matches the stone used in the balustrade and the pavers on the terrace, creating a harmonious garden design.
Homeowner Rod Rusyniak is an avid gardener who tries to find time every day to walk his Atlanta yard. His yard boasts a dramatic pitch that rises into the hillside of his backyard and a network of winding paths and terraces for a putting green, storybook potting shed, dog house, fire pit and much more.
The garden courtyard terrace of this Point Lorna, California, villa home is made more secluded by the use of topiary, as the branches of a lemon tree frame a side entrance. Through the branches lies a pair of cushioned wicker sofas centered under a covered archway and facing a swimming pool lined with verdant shrubbery.
Landscape architect Davis Dalbok's inspiration for the front terrace at the 2016 San Francisco Decorator Showcase was of the sea rising and a rogue wave overtaking the garden, leaving behind flotsam and jetsam. Firestick plants mimic the look of coral, and a pair of "mer-horses" and Indonesian clam shells with chromed "pearls" represent the sea creatures.