The cedar hot tub is tucked into the hillside, surrounded by field stone walls and a cozy flagstone patio. Restrained plantings take their cue from the stunning natural setting. Sweeps of native grasses and succulents dot the garden; olive trees provide structure and shade.
A custom pergola frames views of Deer Lake beyond while creating an inviting space to relax and gather with friends or family. Beneath its cedar beams, a custom limestone fireplace and timber mantle stands silhouetted against the horizon. A stone retaining wall serves as a visual foundation for the landscape composition.
This small weekend retreat on the flank of the rolling grassy coastal plain in Hollister Ranch, near Gaviota, Calif., looks out on breathtaking panoramic views of ocean and foothills. The flagstone and gravel patio leads to a cozy fire pit surrounded by Adirondack chairs.
A large stainless steel grill makes up a portion of the outdoor kitchen, which serves a covered patio for a stone mansion in Colorado. Seats around a rustic wooden table are positioned to take advantage of the great mountain view, and the space also features a stone floor as well as a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams.
This neutral patio has a unique style thanks to a mix of rustic and industrial components, including the wood dining table. Warm wood paneling covers the ceiling of this porch, shading the outdoor sitting area.
Fun details fill the house with personality, like the rope swing and fireplace on this covered porch and the round porthole-style window in the nearby library. Designed by Bill Moore, Chris Reebals and Emory Ratliff