Industrial Railing and Staircase in Modern Backyard
Every detail of this home is modern, from the sleek stairway near the pool to the low-profile chaise longue that rests beside it. Inside and out, slatted wood sheathes walls for a neutral, restful effect.
Sleek stone columns elevate this contemporary home above the ground, creating a built-in covered patio that houses an outdoor kitchen, a fire pit and a swimming pool. Ample lighting keeps the patio space fully illuminated at night.
Low-growing plants, an infinity pool and a sunken banquette don't obstruct the spectacular view from this patio. The fire pit and vibrant bench cushions make this space a cozy spot for watching the sun set.
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.
Who said decks had to be square? Today’s trends favor unique shapes and eye-catching board designs (notice the darker inlay in Tudor Brown that highlights the seating area). The variegated streaking of the boards, Fiberon Horizon composite decking in Ipe, gives the space added drama.
The outdoor porch overlooks beautiful views of Beaver Creek, Colo. Contemporary woven furniture gathers together for a cozy conversation area and perfect spot to enjoy the outdoors. Rustic stone posts pair with metal railings and exposed wood beam ceiling.
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.
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.
Contemporary Home Exterior With Stone Ground Cover
This 1600-square-foot home exterior in Austin, TX features brown and gray wood, blending simple materials and lines to created a sophisticated look. The house was designed around a courtyard in order to create an interior/exterior relationship and privacy at the same time. Stone groundcover lines the walkway.
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.