Outdoor Living Room with Modern Steel Roof Structure
This outdoor living room is defined by a modern steel roof structure that shades the outdoor kitchen and bar seating. The pavilion doubles as a modern sculptural landscape element to provide a focal point for the backyard.
A cantilevered roof with wood panels shades the outdoor lounge area creating an optimal space for entertaining by the water. A small reflection pool sits opposite the outdoor kitchen with a stainless steel grill, range hood and island with four chairs.
Subtle variations in color and a few tropical touches animate this covered deck. A thatched roof shades an outdoor seating area complete with a gold sectional, striped ottoman, hammock chair and coral decor.
Escape to a private, outdoor oasis surrounded by wrought iron fencing, with overlooking views of lush landscaping and a massive, inviting swimming pool. Comfy, cushioned chairs are positioned in the shade of the arched, wooden roof.
Sprawling Home Exterior With Pool and Hot Tub Areas
This gorgeous home exterior features neutral stucco paired with a Spanish tile roof. Tropical plants, like palm trees, line the pool and hot tub area, while a covered outdoor sitting area offers a multiple armchairs for lounging in the shade.
All the benefits of island living are present and accounted for: Sliding glass doors vanish to blend the rooms with the pretty outdoor areas. There's a gorgeous pool. And the roof extends far beyond the house to provide shade and shelter in any weather.
This sunny roof deck project features multiple seating areas, an outdoor dining table and a custom fire pit. A cedar pergola offers partial shade above Ipe decking and SYNLawn artificial grass, making this rooftop deck a perfect space for entertaining and sun bathing in the Windy City.
Outdoor Entertaining Deck With Pool and Outdoor Kitchen
A metal roof supported by white columns provides some covered deck space, offering plenty of shade across the deck. A small swimming pool, adjacent dining area and outdoor kitchen provide a luxurious entertaining space. Pops of bright blue in the lounge chairs, ceramic planters and dining table linens are reminiscent of the blue ocean waters, which inspire this Florida home.
Swimming Pool: Contemporary Luxury in Scottsdale, Ariz.
The intimate and zen-like outdoor living space offers tranquility with comfortable seating areas surrounded by the elements of earth, fire and water. Floor-to-ceiling glass and steel windows and doors seamlessly connect the exterior of the home to the interior. The soaring roof with massive copper overhangs provides shade, and a rammed earth wall sections off the master bedroom's access to the pool.
The homeowners love to entertain, so the house is designed to create an open and casual atmosphere with a strong connection to the outdoors. The home is oriented toward the best view of the river while maintaining good solar orientation for taking advantage of solar heat gain in the winter and keeping out the hot summer sun. The large roof over the living room serves to shade large areas of glass in the summer, while geothermal heat pumps and high levels of insulation help keep it warm and energy efficient in the winter. With such an extreme climate in Big Sky, Mont., the house is specifically designed to withstand both sides of the temperature spectrum.
Responsible green features make the playhouse good for the family and the environment. The structure is clad inside and out with rough-sawn spruce boards, which are naturally weather resistant. Rainwater is captured through integral roof gutters to be deposited in a catchment barrel. The attached succulent and herb garden can then be watered using the rain barrel spigot. An outdoor chaise for one or two provides a spot to relax and is movable to follow the sun. A reclaimed sail has been repurposed to provide shade for the large south facing window in the summer. When opened, windows on both sides capture passing breezes and allow for passive cooling. One gable end of the playhouse includes a colorful climbing wall.