The one-and-a-half acres making up this remarkable property sit on a bluff overlooking the Caribbean in St. Barts. The buildings—there are eight in all—represent the classic Caribbean architecture: white wood shingle sides topped with a green roof.
Small wicker stools also work as side tables for serving drinks and snacks. Don’t be afraid to bring some of your indoor decor outside (if weather permits), like this fab small faux fur pillow or this indigenous concrete statue.
The expansive grounds of this gorgeous contemporary home include botanical gardens with some 60 plus varieties of palms, native plants and fruit trees; a secluded pool and pavilion; and breathtaking views of both the Gulf of Mexico and Little Sarasota Bay.
A Gabion bowl was used for a fire pit feature in this luxurious backyard, as seen on The Outdoor Room by Jamie Durie. The fire pit deck is sunk below the height of the adjacent infinity pool so that the benches are level to the pool.
For a seamless transition from one part of the home to the next, the architects installed an outdoor breezeway enclosed in glass. Industrial light fixtures keep the space well-lit and ensure that the interior and exterior feel cohesive.
Though it's located on one of the best streets in La Jolla, Calif., the back of this home was once overrun with myoporum and acacias that blocked views of the canyon and ocean. To help reclaim the rear garden, the Torrey Pines Landscape Company cleared away the plants and added a modern living and entertaining space beneath the pergola.
Painting the shutters and front door black on this traditional home creates a visual rhythm. The white picket fence and stone columns framing the white gate provide a beautiful frame for this well manicured yard.