A Bird's-Eye View of a Villa's Backyard Features a Vine-Covered Pergola and Covered Patio
A bird's-eye view showcases an elegant French county-style villa that sits amongst lush landscaping. Manicured shrubs line the backyard providing privacy for the covered stone patio. A vine-covered pergola rests above the stone patio adding a touch of green to the home's neutral finish.
Birds-Eye View of a Rustic Arizona Estate Featuring a Gorgeous Courtyard and Swimming Pool
This bird-eye view of a rustic desert estate in Tucson, Arizona, offers views of the home's swimming pool and stone patio. Between the home and the pool is a small grassy courtyard with a fountain, surrounded by the home's covered entertaining space.
A Bird's-Eye View Features the Lush Backyard of a French Country-Style Villa
A bird's-eye view overlooks the lush backyard of a French country-style villa. Manicured shrubs line the backyard providing the perfect amount of privacy for the covered stone patio and walkway. A vine-covered pergola stretched over the stone patio and lines the upstairs porch railing.
Overhead View of Contemporary Backyard Pool and Patio
A bird's eye view of this Malibu, CA backyard shows off the stunning pool and patio area, as well as a white stone water slide. Tropical trees and lush green plants are sprinkled throughout the landscaping.
Birds-Eye View of Mountaintop Mansion in North Carolina
The birds-eye view of this mountaintop mansion in Sapphire, North Carolina, puts the full scope of the property on display. The highlight of the home's rear is the covered patio with an outdoor fireplace and dining area. The entertaining space benefits from million-dollar mountain views.
Birds-Eye View of Magnificent Mountaintop Home in North Carolina
This birds-eye view of this mountaintop mansion in North Carolina helps the eye to grasp the grandeur of the estate. Surrounded by Carolina hills, this home benefits from million-dollar views and out-of-this-world entertaining space. The covered patio can be seen at the home's left.
A bird's eye view of the rear stone patio and steps shows us the details in the design. Built-in lighting along the steps helps to create guidance and a warm glow at night. The use of Acer palmatum, or Japanese Maple and Heuchera help to soften the edges of the textured and smooth stone.
You may not think of a chipmunk as a pest, but when it starts digging under shrubs or patios, your view may change. Chipmunks actually cause the costliest damage to established landscapes, unseating retaining walls, destabilizing walkways and even killing mature roses or shrubs (by digging directly under the trunk). Once chipmunks dig tunnels, other critters arrive to set up housekeeping in those tunnels, including voles, shrews and snakes. Chipmunks visit gardens with bird feeders and other ready sources of food or water. An outdoor cat or dog can help keep these critters at bay, as can garlic oil pegs you toss into tunnels or various repellents you sprinkle onto flower beds or near tunnel openings.
Hapeville: Car-Centric Stay
The Solis Two Porsche Drive hotel adjacent to the Porsche Experience Center, has become the go-to destination for visitors checking out the driving experience at Porsche. Part of the booming city rising in the shadow of the airport, the "aerotropolis" of Hapeville next to Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport—the world's busiest passenger airport—is just 20 minutes from downtown Atlanta and has a lot to recommend it for both car-crazy adults and their child companions. The 8-story hotel itself overlooks—at key vantage points—the Porsche Experience Center racetrack. The rooftop Overdrive Lounge offers the best public view by far of both Porsche and the airport and there are also 9 track-view suites. The rooms themselves are insulated with triple-pane windows from flight noise. For transportation-obsessed kids, this is a once-in-a-lifetime convergence of planes, trains (train tracks pass right in front of the hotel) and automobiles all viewable in close proximity to the property (there's even a Delta Flight Museum close-by for flight fans). For quick and easy access to downtown Atlanta, I-75 is in close proximity to Solis. You can sit on the outside patio of the in-house restaurant Apron and watch planes come in for landings and eavesdrop on visiting German Porsche execs relaxing after a day of work at Porsche's North American headquarters. To continue the Porsche tie-in, two Porsche Cayennes offer VIP transportation to the airport and auto artwork abounds: there are car murals in the lobby and car motif art in the 214 guest rooms. There is even an in-house Porsche themed gift shop to take home a souvenir.