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Photo By: Jason Kisner; Design by Megan Van Linda
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Contemporary Limestone Courtyard With Landscaping
New plants that surround a bluestone patio instantly give this courtyard a fresh and uplifting feel. Since the patio can be seen from most rooms of the home, show-stopping landscaping and cool patio furniture was a must.
This once-bland courtyard now is a showcase for salvaged and recycled materials. The contemporary dining set rests upon bands of reclaimed granite slabs. Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design used blocks of granite salvaged from a 19th century building in Boston as benches in the courtyard, which won an Association of Professional Landscape Designers award.
Contemporary Courtyard Perfect for Evening Entertaining
Smart landscaping lighting highlights the tree groupings and rock garden of this contemporary courtyard. The water features also has jets that light up, creating a space that can be used both day and night.
Stacked limestone and a wooden front porch roof warm up this home's contemporary exterior design with natural elements. Floor-to-ceiling windows without grids add to the home's modern feel and allow for views of the surrounding landscape in every room.
Contemporary Small Courtyard with Red and Modern Furniture, and Water and Fire Elements
Red stools and chairs, contemporary metal and mesh furniture and a water element make this Boston courtyard a chic hangout spot. The townhouse courtyard designed by A Blade of Grass has a plexiglass panel, fire feature and glass table on wheels. It was an Association of Professional Landscape Designers award winner for small garden design.
As seen on HGTV’s Fixer Upper, this entry courtyard’s modern design was enhanced by painting the brick light gray and the door a contemporary blue-black. Natural wood support beams, no-fuss landscaping and a herringbone-pattern wood walkway complete the look.
Contemporary Courtyard with Driftwood, Boulder and Stone
A 2-ton granite boulder, old driftwood tree and mosaic of beach stone are signature details in the entry courtyard of a contemporary Mediterranean residence. Landscape designer C. Stuart Moore also selected ferns, sedges and moss for the award-winning space.
This hilltop home and garden in Bel Air boldly pairs modern design with sustainable practices. As guests move from the courtyard to back of the house, they'll find various grasses, sculptural succulents and a grove of Eucalyptus trees -- all of which require little water and maintenance. Sansevieria plants introduce this idea in the clean, contemporary courtyard.
Credits: Architecture: John Corry; Landscape Contractor: Steven Z. Volski + Associates
Contemporary Courtyard is Perfect for Entertaining
The enclosed courtyard off Oak Court, a International architecture style home in Dallas, Tex., is ideal for nighttime entertaining. The sleek pool water feature has jets that light up, while simple landscaping of trees and a round rock bed create an elegant yet contemporary display.
Exterior at Night: Modern Oceanfront Resort in Vero Beach, Fla.
Designed by architect Erik Helgen, AIA, in collaboration with Alloy, the 18,000-square-foot, eight-bedroom residence connects with the landscape in a seamless indoor/outdoor flow with distinct areas for entertaining, everyday living and guest accommodations. Constructed of limestone, wood and glass, the oceanfront home draws influence from both contemporary and modern design.
Contemporary Art Meets Italianate Architecture in Venice Biennale Inspired Courtyard
In the courtyard gallery garden at the 2016 San Francisco Decorator Showcase, landscape designer Megan Van Linda pays homage to the Venice Biennale, the biennial, internationally acclaimed exhibition of contemporary art in Italy. A custom mural by San Francisco artist The Apexer and a modern lounger add contemporary flair to the Italianate architecture of the home.
Contemporary Patio with Boxwoods, Pavers, Brick and Plexiglass Screen
Boxwoods, such as the 'Green Mountain' boxwood on the left side of this contemporary patio, are wise, cost-concious purchases for courtyard shrubs because they have handsome foliage and grow to 3 feet high by 3 feet wide. Also, layering is a part of outdoor design. A plexiglass panel is front of a cedar fence in this patio by A Blade of Grass, which won an Association of Professional Landscape Designers award. A plexiglass screen also can be a DIY project.