Photo By: Greg Hadley Photography, Morgan Howarth Photography
Backyard Overlooks San Francisco Bay, Silicon Valley
Set on a hillside overlooking the San Francisco Bay and Silicon Valley, this once mundane site was full of potential when the Kikuchi + Kankel Design Group arrived. After remodeling the pool area and adding rows of flowers, the homeowner and landscape architects then completed the space with an ultra-chic sculpture.
That gorgeous bluestone continues into the backyard, where an intimate dining area and swimming pool give the owners room to unwind. With lush greenery all around, this outdoor space is easily a sweet escape from the city.
Credits: Architecture: Koffka/Phakos Design; Landscape Contractor: New View Landscape; Pool/spa and Masonry: Darin Marten Construction; Metal Work: Salvador Delgado
On the other side of the pool, various seating options and a stone fireplace create different zones for entertaining. After a quick dip in the water, guests can kick back on the lounge chairs or enjoy a drink by the fire.
With tall hedges and an iron gate encircling the property, this backyard feels especially serene and secluded. At the far end of the pool, a blue sofa and chair give the owners a spot to relax after an afternoon swim.
Tiered patios become an eye-catching design element in this backyard, creating different levels for swimming, sunbathing and catching up with friends. At the same time, soft lights illuminate the pool at night and allow the blue Pebble Sheen interior finish to really shine.
For additional visual interest, the Landform Design Group added an accent wall to the far side of the pool. With smooth island stone and seven "scupper" fountains, the piece is both eye-catching and relaxing.
With a custom spa, swimming pool, water slide and covered terrace, this backyard in Alpine, Utah has something for the whole family to enjoy. Whether they're sunbathing or swimming, the owners will love soaking up the mountain views, too.
Eye level shot of Paver Patio, Screened In Gazebo and Landscape Lighting
This area begins the walkway that invites you out into the backyard oasis. Warm landscape lighting gives a cozy and inviting feel to the paver patio. Mulch in the surrounding garden area and a natural rock section of the home's exterior wall add texture to the design. A screened in gazebo sits opposite the house connected by the patio space.
Smooth flagstone steps lead to the spa and custom waterfall, where the owners can relax after a long day at the office. Behind them, rows of boulders, trees and flowers provide a touch of greenery and offer additional privacy.
Brick steps lead to the lower lawn, where the landscape architects created an outdoor living room complete with a bar, barbeque, two armchairs and fire pit. From here, the owners can sit back, relax and watch the sun set over the Pacific.
With its own spa, a custom waterfall and an infinity-edge pool, this backyard from Surrounds Landscape Architecture + Construction is a stunning oasis tucked into a Virginia neighborhood. Boulders and plants along the edge of the lot further the sense of privacy and seclusion.
Wanting to give their clients plenty of room for outdoor entertaining, the landscape architects also introduced a soft gray sectional by the pool. At night, guests can enjoy drinks and conversation around the sleek stone fire pit.