Grounds and Exterior: Oceanfront Contemporary in Osprey, Fla.
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.
Home Exterior: Oceanfront Contemporary in Osprey, Fla.
This incredible contemporary glass dwelling, created by New York architect Toshiko Mori, is a rectangular structure elevated on pilings to capture water views of both the Gulf of Mexico and Little Sarasota Bay.
Contemporary Covered Patio With Sharp Contemporary Lines and Bamboo for Privacy
San Diego design firm Eco Minded Solutions used bamboo to build a high wall of green around this family’s back patio. Bamboo grows high and brings exotic charm to any outdoor space. Just be sure to pick a non-invasive species.
Urban Outdoor Deck with Fabulous Entertaining Features
This urban outdoor deck is the epitome of fun and entertaining. The flooring was custom painted to mimic the hardwood flooring from inside, blurring the interior and exterior space. Poised next to the outdoor glass fireplace, the seating is smaller in scale and sustainable in its fabrication. A putting green is 1,200 feet above street level with a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean.
Wood gates and latticework add warmth to the concrete walls surrounding this contemporary home. The surrounding fence provides privacy while still allowing the grandeur of the home to be visible. A variety of trees keep the sleek architecture from looking cold and instead create a welcoming vibe to this beautiful home.
Spacious Back Patio With an Incredible Desert View
Dramatic framework forms a matrix focal point over this North Scottsdale home's back patio and negative edge pool, underlining Architect Tor Stuart-Barstad's trademark use of symmetry to draw the eye through the house and out to the stunning views of the Valley beyond.
The pool deck is partially covered by a modern aluminum trellis to connect the open outdoor kitchen and dining pavilion with the dock. The swimming pool and comfortable outdoor furniture has panorama views of the Biscayne Bay.
Infinity Pool & Exterior: Timeless Equestrian Estate in Johannesburg, South Africa
Constructed of glass and steel, this contemporary estate set in Johannesburg, South Africa features a luxurious, infinity-edge pool and exceptional amenities, including a health club, bike trails, equestrian facilities and a tennis court.
Built on a sloping terrain, the entire compound includes boathouse, fire pit conversation area, putting green, screened porch and fishing dock to accommodate many guests at once. The design features include maximized use of daylighting and strong connection to exterior spaces and view via their direct adjacency to interior spaces.
Smooth stone steps lead to the lower lawn, which can be used for ball games or large gatherings. Along the way, guests will notice three terra cotta planters that speak to those by the home's main entrance.