Retractable walls open the indoor spaces of this modern home to its luxurious backyard pool and outdoor dining room. Wood accents on the ceiling bring visual warmth to the dining area, while flush-mounted infrared heaters add literal warmth, making the space functional all year round.
This Beverly Hills backyard is nothing short of glamourous. Modern white furniture offers plenty of stylish seating for enjoying the sleek fire pit and pool, while black and white striped marble floors add a unique chicness to this outdoor living space.
The gorgeous patio bordering the pool is really more of an outdoor living room: It's completely open to the picturesque woods surrounding the home, but the roof protects it from the elements. Architecture by Jasmit Rangr.
A main focus in designing this home was to accommodate and entertain large numbers of overnight guests and full amenization of the lakefront property. It was important not to block any of the lake view but still make the spaces have minimal impact on the steep site. A boathouse roof shades metal stools and tables outside while modern chaises create an area for sunbathing. Horseshoe Bay stretches out around the boathouse, which is surrounded by a metal railing.
The owners of this Arizona property wanted an elegant and modern outdoor space that related architecturally to their house and would be used for entertaining in a gallery-like setting. The two large sculptures were pieces the owners had in storage, and they were incorporated into the award-winning design by landscape architect Steve Martino.
Spectacular waterfront views can be enjoyed from all angles of the deck. From this vantage point, the infinity edge of the pool almost juts into Kalihiwai Bay. For the more adventurous, a footpath meanders from the home down the bluff to the lower tier of the property where a stream and waterfall await.
The home's exterior reflects the openness of the interior design-with large windows on each level and the balcony attached to the third floor bedrooms, the design of the home helps to create the feeling of openness and connectedness from the outside to the inside.
This cute modern home features a symmetric shape and soft blue siding. A natural hardwood deck is left open to expand the feel of the home and the yard. A large window from the kitchen takes a unique shape extending over the door and providing a connection to the light and modern style inside. Red chairs add a small touch of color to decorate the exterior.
This once-bland courtyard now is a showcase for salvaged and recycled materials. The contemporary dining set rests upon bands of reclaimed granite slabs. Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design used blocks of granite salvaged from a 19th century building in Boston as benches in the courtyard, which won an Association of Professional Landscape Designers award.
The architects took a staged approach to the home's design. The front living room is a one story, gabled space, while the rear space is a two story space that houses the bedrooms. Connecting the two are a screened porch and other secondary spaces.