This hilltop home and garden in Bel Air boldly pairs modern design with sustainable practices. As guests move from the courtyard to back of the house, they'll find various grasses, sculptural succulents and a grove of Eucalyptus trees -- all of which require little water and maintenance. Sansevieria plants introduce this idea in the clean, contemporary courtyard.
Credits: Architecture: John Corry; Landscape Contractor: Steven Z. Volski + Associates
Outdoor Dining Space: High Style Meets Function in Dallas
The home features a spacious patio with multiple seating areas, one being this outdoor dining spot with a rustic picnic-style table. Geometric pendants hang above the table, adding a contrasting punch of modern style.
Drown out the sound of passing traffic, literally. Grunder Landscaping Company installed a water feature in this patio that sits close to a road. With adjustable settings, the waterfall’s pleasant gurgle can be turned up or down as needed.
Inviting Outdoor Living Space Complete With Backyard Art Studio
The shed-style art studio has two sliding glass door entries and clerestory windows to maximize the natural light entering the space. Square concrete paver walkways with Mexican pebble joints connect the studio with the house, fire pit area and concrete patio. Pea gravel makes for a clean and budget-friendly mulch material.
Contemporary Outdoor Living is Welcoming, Comfortable
Floor-to-ceiling, fully retractable sliding walls of glass seamlessly blend the contemporary dining room with a welcoming balcony that has stunning view of Los Angeles. An oversized sectional is perfect for relaxing or entertaining.
As guests descend the stairs, they'll pass by garden beds of tall cacti and small succulents. By including these plants around the yard, the Pascale Land Design team added color and texture to the setting.
A waterfall, wrap-around pool and several fire features make this outdoor space near Solana Beach, Calif., a true showstopper. Ocean breezes and palm trees all around bring the coast right to the owners' backyard.
Deck View: Extraordinary Queen Anne Home in Seattle
Perfect for outdoor entertaining, the deck boasts striking city views of Seattle, which glows brightly under the night sky. Potted plants are arranged around the pergola, which provides some cover and ambient lighting.
This contemporary home exterior features corrugated metal panels paired with large sliding glass doors that help create open air spaces between the inside and outside of the home. A large wooden deck surrounds the home, allowing the homeowners to relax and enjoy the waterfront view.
Cool blue landscape lighting makes the natural-inspired waterfall a striking focal point both night and day. Lighting under the steps creates a chic look, while also helping guide everyone through the outdoor space.
Four wicker chairs with bright orange cushions provide comfortable, stylish seating around the deck's fire pit. Thanks to the surrounding glass wall, this contemporary outdoor space feels even more warm and intimate.