This family wanted a natural, wilderness-style backyard complete with natural stone fire pit, a spa, a freeform swimming pool and waterfall. Their backyard now looks like a mountain resort, complete with deer grazing on the hill. The multi-level waterfall splits into several spillways as it cascades toward the swimming pool. A cast concrete bridge stamped to look like wood planks crosses over the lap pool. Colorful planting pockets soften the hardscaped areas.
The back of the house is just as lovely as the front, with more hedges and flowers decorating the yard's natural slope. Balconies in the distance encourage the owners to soak up cool breezes and views of this outdoor space at sunset.
Stone steps and retaining walls are used to terrace down the sloped property of this expansive private estate. They lead down to a large formal area with brick walkways, manicured lawns and a simple water feature. Stone urns are filled with beautiful flowers to bring color to the backyard.
Because this stately home is set along the North River, the landscape architects also installed stone steps that would allow their clients to walk right by the water. Shrubs and other plants line the path and offer additional natural texture.
This private pool house, located just steps away from the main home, features a playroom with an indoor/outdoor feel. Large sliding doors open to the lawn area with a retaining wall and hedge dividing the pool from the backyard.
Pretty white columns frame a dazzling fountain in this picturesque outdoor setting. A flagstone walkway provides a stylish path through the yard, while a couple of white curtains supply shade during the hotter moments of the day.
The back of this home is just as lovely as the front, thanks to a large pool, lush green lawn and thoughtful landscaping by Surrounds Landscape Architecture + Construction. Back here, the owners can swim a few laps or recline in chairs right by the water.
From the garage entry, a stone path leads around the house to a landscaped backyard and an outdoor seating area. The home's landscaping coordinates with its architecture to provide seamless transitions between all spaces, both exterior and interior.
The back of this home is almost as beautiful as the front, with a rolling green lawn and tall trees lining the fence. Once the sun goes down, the owners can take a seat on the patio and sip cocktails as the stars come out.
Large stone pavers spaced throughout the grassy backyard create a contemporary, geometric walkway. Stacked stone archways lend an Old World feel to the home and line the covered patio. Ivy-covered columns and elegant landscaping add to the traditional atmosphere of the outdoor space.
Centered in the backyard is a relaxing pool, anchored by a reclaimed brick-clad spa. A copper-screened cabana house includes an outdoor kitchen, fireplace and temperature controls for year-round comfort. Under the vine-covered pergola is an outdoor firepit and seating area, perfect for nighttime gatherings.