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.
Located in Vienna, Va., this impressive 6,700-square foot home includes a beautiful backyard designed by Surrounds Landscape Architecture + Construction. With a terraced travertine deck and sleek, contemporary pool house, this outdoor space is perfect for hosting a crowd.
Evergreens in custom ipe planters line this modern urban backyard and provide privacy from neighboring buildings. New York City fire code limits the amount of wood decking that can be used in terrace and roof design, so the designers turned this limitation into a design feature.
Wanting to create a sanctuary for their clients' family, TLC Gardens outfitted this backyard with a custom kitchen, pool, spa and even a putting green. Landings from the terrace to the lower deck help match the home's size and scale.
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.
Stone steps and retaining walls are used to terrace down the sloped property of this expansive private estate. They lead down to a large formal area with brick walkways, manicured lawns and a simple water feature. Stone urns are filled with beautiful flowers to bring color to the backyard.
This marble-clad bathroom is luxury itself with a fun pop of pattern coming from the polka dot shade. Here's the extra decadent part: French doors seem to lead out to a leafy backyard. But that's actually a rooftop terrace in the middle of New York City!
A developed backyard with limited access and a client wanting a fun pool for the kids, but with an adult feel..The solution was to craft a vessel that would sit within the multiple terraced gardens, that were created with dry stacked stone. Our first challenge was getting into the backyard with minimal disruption, this would require importing soil to fill in areas creating ramps over walls and developed areas.
Beyond the covered patio, a wall completely opens, bridging the gap between indoors and out at this contemporary California hacienda. Walls throughout are white and furnishings are neutral, creating an overall effect that is crisp, clean and modern. Terraces and patios allow maximum enjoyment of the entertainment-ready backyard.
A petite, sinuous swimming pool occupies one level of this multi-terraced outdoor patio in Avon, Colorado. The home, which has a luxury log cabin feel, features loads of windows that look out over the picturesque backyard and mountainside. A stone water feature feeds into the pool, while cozy armchairs offer comfortable seating for guests.
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 sloped property is maximized by terracing the backyard and creating a variety of outdoor spaces. The traditional-style building reflects the look of the main home and houses the mechanical equipment. The cozy fire pit area features built-in stone benches, while a grouping of Adirondack chairs sits on the patio to take in the warmth.
This stunning 10,000 square foot home sits on 1.13 acres in Port Chester, New York, just a short drive to the heart of New York City. White columns frame the stone terrace, as well as several windows located on the rear exterior, both providing ample opportunities to take in the view. The backyard also features a luxurious pool area.
This super-cute playhouse sits center stage in this slightly terraced backyard. Kids and adults will not be able to resist the blue playhouse with its pink elliptical door and white window boxes. Patio seating provides a place where the adults can sit and watch the kids play. A wood fence encloses the yard so none of the kiddies can wander off.
A combination of different stones gives this outdoor space a customized and visually interesting look. Stacked New England fieldstone is used throughout the backyard to create seating walls on the patio and retaining walls that terrace the yard. Antique cobblestone divides the bluestone patio to create a separate dining room and conversation area in front of the fireplace, and reclaimed granite is used to make the steps and pillars.