Wide doorways throughout this sprawling Newport Coast, California, estate open the interior spaces to a series of covered and uncovered patios and courtyards. The entire home is designed for easy entertaining, and also to take advantage of the beautiful outdoor setting and panoramic ocean views. Here, a traditional lantern complements the Mediterranean architecture and contrasts nicely with contemporary and clean-lined furnishings.
A cozy outdoor sitting room looks out over the pool as well as a beautiful ocean view. A series of torches and lanterns around the pool provide ideal ambient lighting for enjoying a breathtaking tropical sunset.
An outdoor living room features a mix of design elements, from the reclaimed woods on the coffee table and ceiling beams to the clean, contemporary lines of the woven and upholstered seating. The space is sited to take advantage of the sweeping coastal views, and it also opens to the indoors via a wide retractable glass wall that slides into a pocket door. Traditional lanterns light the space, giving a nod to the Mediterranean architecture.
The East Coast roots of this Cape Cod-style home are complemented by a Hamptons-inspired backyard. A shaded pergola offers a perfect spot for relaxing or entertaining, while lounge chairs serve up a little poolside seating.
A mix of wood and metal furnishings provides ample seating for dining and relaxing on this contemporary terrace. Neutral furniture and finishes allow the bright, colorful accents to pop, giving the outdoor space a fun, youthful vibe.
A quaint, but luxurious Gothic Revival structure stands in the midst of modern high rises along Australia's Darling Point peninsula. The fully restored home features a luxury backyard retreat complete with an infinity-edge pool and spa.
This home features a detailed terrace that connects the indoor space to the outdoor space. Glass walls put the indoor dining room in view, creating symmetry between the spaces. The terrace includes a custom pergola, wood fire feature, grilling table and raised herb planter.
Geometric lines converge to add interest to this pretty patio. Stone pavers underfoot are bordered by grass, bringing an organic element to the space that links it to the surrounding California foliage. Slatted wood overhead filters sunlight for relaxed outdoor dining.
In the outdoor entertaining space, designers brought in neutral, durable seating that would weather the elements well. Then, they livened up the space with bright blues and greens that tie into the colors in the design of the home's interior as well as reflect the beautiful colors of the backyard space.
Contemporary double french doors open to an alfresco dining room on this gorgeous second-story stone balcony with a wood beamed roof. Furnishings are kept simple with a round glass table flanked by four neutral chairs. Potted plants line the railing of the patio and serve as a lush green frame to the desert view.