An authentic Balinese Lumbung was created to provide an authentic feel to this tropical backyard poolscape, and a place to enjoy the view from. The simple design includes a thatched roof with arched wood supports in aheart shaped enclosure that points up towards the sky.
A geometric swimming pool is neighbored by a large outdoor kitchen and dining room with modern appliances and large fireplace all under a large wooden shelter. This outdoor swimming area contains a kitchen and a fireplace next to the seating area.
This outdoor kitchen is party-ready and comes complete with stainless steel appliances, a sink and even a beer tap. The L-shaped concrete counter provides ample space for cooking, and a mobile island offers both seating and additional room for spreading out party supplies. A glass and wood structure shelters the space and creates a backsplash.
A contemporary wood staircase with a dramatic profile ties in with a wood-plank ceiling, bringing warmth to this white-walled space. Massive windows in the living area can be blocked by floor-to-ceiling draperies for privacy and shelter from the sun's glare.
Slatted wood chairs surround a modern fire pit on the patio of this stunning Malibu, California, home. Contemporary planters line the border of the patio, which features a clear glass fence that offers shelter from the wind without interrupting the ocean view.
Set the mood as coastal and relaxed before setting the table. The pergola shelters the terrace from the sun but doesn't block the incredible sea views. Conveniently placed right off the kitchen, this wood dining table has plenty of space for a dinner party.
A large vaulted pergola extends off the back of the house, sheltering a lounge area and an outdoor kitchen. The pergola's wood beams and high ceiling make the space have a light, open feel that transitions well into the rest of the yard.
With its tall exterior walls of glass, this modern bedroom gets a sweeping view of the surrounding rugged and hilly terrain. A natural wood ceiling provides an organic element that connects the space to the outdoors. A broad overhang, part of the flat, modern roof line, provides some shelter from the sunlight that streams into the space.
Brown wood and woven furnishings create a homey area for friends to gather in this open-air pool house. The structure's open yet sheltered design makes it the perfect spot for a garden party. Fretwork on a series of "windows" and a clean-lined rug bring contemporary touches to the space.