Overhead, two metal beams run parallel to each other and create a clear line of sight from the courtyard to the home's interior. Subsequently, the two living spaces feel connected, which makes the property seem larger and more open.
Three Seasons Entertaining Space in Modern Spanish Colonial Courtyard
To give the homeowners a more versatile courtyard space, designers added a sitting area next to a fireplace, adding a three seasons patio for entertaining. Bright red cushions and pillows in this area pop against the neutral colors that traditionally adorn Spanish Colonial homes, bringing in the modern touch that the homeowners love.
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.
Spacious Atrium Courtyard with Built-In Seating and Fire Pit
Indoor/outdoor living can be enjoyed year round in the coastal community of Corona del Mar, California. This spacious atrium is the perfect gathering place for family and friends. Planters are the backdrop for built-in seating.
A built-in bench takes advantage of a quiet corner in this bricked-in courtyard. A flagstone walkway and carefully planned rock gardens make the most of the native plantings and provide a low-maintenance lawn.
Modern Courtyard with Curved Walkways, Built-In Bench
Curved walkways and a sleek, built-in seating area take maximum advantage of space in this modern backyard. The small courtyard provides a pleasing, zen-like view from the mid-century modern home office.
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.
Extra Storage and Pops of Color in Spanish Colonial Courtyard
To help give the homeowners both additional seating and storage, designers chose a rustic, Spanish style bench with storage underneath to meet these two goals. Then, they added turquoise accents above the piece to extra color and a touch of Spanish Colonial flair.
In the center of the home sits a clean, contemporary courtyard. To give the owners everything they wanted, the design team included a custom pool, modern fire pit and a patio that flows right into the kitchen. The result? A space that's ready for entertaining.
The owners of this Spanish Colonial wanted a courtyard design that would match the integrity of the home's exterior design, but they wanted to make sure it was fresh and modern. In order to achieve this goal, designers anchored the courtyard design around the pool, the shape of which is traditional, but the black bottom brings in the modern character these homeowners were looking for.