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Modern Courtyard With Stone Focal Wall and Wood Door
A small patch of grass and select ornamentals line the walkway of this modern California home, providing welcome splashes of green in the desert. Gray stone surrounds the dark wood door, creating a focal point at the end of the stone walkway.
Comprised of clean lines and encircled by smooth stones, this modern courtyard feels zen and invites quiet reflection. Small trees layer the landscape as well, giving the space a touch of greenery and shade.
A sculptural sliding gate serves as the stylish backdrop to dinners enjoyed at the recycled plastic dining table. Matthew Cunningham's design for the courtyard, which includes the gate (made from raw aluminum) and reclaimed granite flooring, won a 2015 Association of Professional Landscape Designers award.
The waterfall spills into a fountain on the back wall of the courtyard. Thick teak chairs surround a table made from a gnarled petrified tree stump. The organic shape of the table really softens the sharp lines of the chairs and back wall.
Walls of windows surround this outdoor space, too, and so allow the owners to appreciate views of the courtyard from almost every room. With landscape lights right in the water, the pond becomes an especially stunning focal point.
Though the koi pond and reflection area are located at the center of the lowest level of this modern Dallas home, the creative layout of the second level allows natural light in, adding to the serenity and drama of the space.
Semi-Private Courtyard With Comfortable Reading Chair
To welcome guests into this newly redesigned home, a low-walled courtyard transformed what was once a stark patch of gravel into an inviting, semi-private outdoor room with soft lighting to illuminate the space at night.
Modern Courtyard with Sliding Gate and Concrete Walls
A metal sliding gate and concrete walls separate public and private spaces on this tropical property in Sarasota, Florida. The modern project by David W. Young was a American Society of Landscape Architects award winner.
The modern home features clean lines and meticulous landscaping, and a large hangar with a small plane. The in-between outdoor courtyard includes a double sided fireplace, reflecting pool and outdoor kitchen.