A glass-and-steel water trough that courses along the structure’s exterior heightens the connection to the surrounding natural elements. Tall grasses hugging the edge of the architecture are reflected in the clear water beautifully blending the space. The roof overhangs provides shade creating a comfortable, relaxing patio.
Located in Great Guana Cay, Abaco Islands, Bahamas, the homeowners of this sprawling beachfront home quickly discovered that though they were surrounded by water, they had very little to sustain a lush lawn. Secondly, the salt water killed the grass they had. So, they decided to fake it!
Water plays a pivotal role in the landscape design of this Wyoming home. The ponds around the front of the barn are channeled into a sluiceway reminiscent of irrigation canals to be deposited into a natural-appearing body of water. The water is then recycled back to the front pond or allowed to seep back into the water table from whence it came.
With a smooth circle driveway and sleek landscape lighting, the exterior of this Las Vegas Valley home is cool and modern. Layers of succulents and cacti decorate the yard for natural greenery with minimal maintenance.
An arched doorway leads to the side lawn of this waterfront home on Massachusetts' Chapoquoit Island. Shingle siding, contrasting white trim and peaked gables are all hallmarks of the home's Cape Cod-style architecture. Every room in the luxury home features a water view.
Low water plants such as agave and cacti work well for this Las Vegas home's landscape. An outer mesh screen on the upper level and covered courtyard below encourage the homeowners to enjoy the outdoors, even in the heat.
The landscape design of this Wyoming home utilizes water as the primary component in the form of a series of ponds that thread their way through the site and house floor plan. A body of water surrounds the spa and is confined on all sides by man-made edges. It is channeled into a sluiceway, reminiscent of irrigation canals, to flow around the house and recycled back to the front pond.
Between the contemporary meets rustic home and barn is a body of water that surrounds the spa and is confined on all sides by man-made edges. The glass chinking between the barn's logs creates a striking mirror for the reflective water.
The geometric design of this water and fire feature aligns with the architectural character of the home. The home blends seamlessly to the outdoors with its myriad of glass window walls, which is why this feature is designed to be dynamic from multiple angles and vantage points. A rain chain directs water from the second level of the home to the lower level basin.
This midcentury modern ranch home features attractive hardscaping of gravel and stone slabs, as well as a grouping of cactus plants in the front. A narrow water creates the impression of a creek running in front of the home. The covered entry features a red French door and is lit by a Sputnik chandelier.