Making the most of all the outdoor spaces of this private estate, the small courtyard is transformed in to a cozy getaway. The sounds of the urn-style water feature create a calm atmosphere, while leafy green plants bring texture and liveliness to the space.
This unique "cocktail pool" is flanked by two dramatic bronze fountain scuppers as well as a limestone fireplace. Custom pavers and painted brick walls are softened by warm landscape elements, including a pair of potted topiaries sculpted to mimic the Gothic lines of an arched door reached by custom iron stairs.
The courtyard in this elegant backyard brings an element of traditional European landscaping. With an obelisk in the center of the courtyard and foliage on each corner, the space invites visitors to take a jaunt across the yard to admire the symmetry and elegance of the courtyard.
In the outdoor courtyard is a built-in stone bench makes for a comfy spot to relax. Cobalt blue pillows add a burst of color, and to bring in a touch of Mexican design, blue mosaic tiles are used in the arch inset. The house design is traditional Spanish with terracotta roof tiles and stucco walls.
The owners of this Spanish Colonial wanted a courtyard design that would match the integrity of the home's exterior design, but they wanted to make sure it was fresh and modern. In order to achieve this goal, designers anchored the courtyard design around the pool, the shape of which is traditional, but the black bottom brings in the modern character these homeowners were looking for.
The inner courtyard now has the visual focus of a fireplace. The fireplace design complements the historic design of the home. The fireplace is accented with encaustic tiles and flanked by traditional “banco” benches. With this design, the delineation between exterior and interior spaces is obscured.
"Details are the difference between good and great," says the design team of this fully renovated transitional estate. In this instance, a Gothic arch on the brick garden wall offers a peak at the home's overall architectural inspiration. A warm, traditional lantern and potted greenery create an inviting entryway.
An elegant brick pathway leads through lush grass to a beautiful courtyard at the entrance of this Colonial Revival home. The house combines a traditional stucco exterior and terracotta roof tiles and is surrounded by Mediterranean-inspired landscaping.