Porch With Flagstone Floor and Wall of Horizontal Boards
This porch features a wall and ceiling made of horizontal boards. Cushions on the stone tile floor provide seating, and drum end tables offer a space to set drinks and snacks. Overhead, a contemporary three-blade ceiling fan keeps air moving on warm days.
Contemporary Home With Low-Maintenance Landscaping
This home boasts a simple façade with clean lines and a mixture of textures and materials for finishes. A flat roof mixed with regular composite shingles gives the exterior a contemporary look. From the front view, the home looks small, surprising everyone that opens the front door. The stones used for the low-maintenance landscaping were taken from the lot during the foundation process.
Taking advantage of the California weather, a covered porch is the ultimate entertaining space. An outdoor kitchen, complete with grill and smoker, makes cooking outdoors a breeze, while a long, contemporary table is perfect for dining al fresco.
Understated style in a tidy package, this tastefully contemporary deck may inspire an espresso habit. The beautiful dark decking grounds the space, while the lofty white umbrella provides shade for sunny days.
Sleek stone columns raise this contemporary lake house above the ground, creating a built-in covered patio that houses an outdoor kitchen, a fire pit and a swimming pool. Outdoor lighting keeps the home fully illuminated at night.
Contemporary Beach House With Beautiful Landscaping
This picturesque beach home features large windows to take advantage of the amazing scenery; many types of trees, shrubs and plants; stepping stones to the entryway; a gravel driveway; panel construction and a standing seam roof.
Majestically poised along the shimmering Gulf of Mexico waters bordering Siesta Key, this masterfully designed retreat invokes distinctive Asian-inspired aesthetics to achieve a unique harmony with nature. Enjoy dinner by the ocean on the small beachside deck, complete with a dining table for four and an unbeatable view. A small pathway leads back to the main house for quick access to necessities, like drink refills and dessert.
This rooftop design features a custom cantilevered Ipe pergola with stainless steel trim and tempered glass inlay, wall-mounted Ipe planter boxes and stainless steel light fixtures. The dining area under the pergola features a simple glass dining table, while an adjacent sitting area features contemporary wicker furniture.
Boxy lines and crisp contrast bring a modern edge to woven outdoor furniture. In this contemporary California cabana, modular seating offers ample space for guests to relax and enjoy a drink by the pool.
The homeowners love to entertain, so the house is designed to create an open and casual atmosphere with a strong connection to the outdoors. The home is oriented toward the best view of the river while maintaining good solar orientation for taking advantage of solar heat gain in the winter and keeping out the hot summer sun. The large roof over the living room serves to shade large areas of glass in the summer, while geothermal heat pumps and high levels of insulation help keep it warm and energy efficient in the winter. With such an extreme climate in Big Sky, Mont., the house is specifically designed to withstand both sides of the temperature spectrum.
Contemporary Home Exterior With Mirrored Windows and Wood Accents
This neutral home exterior features multiple wooden entrances, including garage doors and a gated walkway. Mirrored windows reveal the surrounding landscape, while tropical plants decorate the front yard. A gray tin roof completes the look.