A round patch of bright green grass creates a crisp vignette in a courtyard of this grand estate in Auckland, New Zealand. The four-level mansion is surrounded by a lushly landscaped property bursting with amenities and activities, offering the ultimate in luxury living.
This modern Palladian villa in Dallas, Tex., features beautiful landscape architecture that blends natural and modern. Spouts pour water into a reflective pool, creating a relaxing entrance into the home. Large zinc planters are full of native plantings.
HGTV Green Home 2010 Outdoor Dining Area and Courtyard
The courtyard, constructed of permeable pavers and enclosed by picket fencing, accommodates both social gatherings and intimate family dinners. Sliding barn doors open to reveal an outdoor cooking area.
An expansive motor court makes for a stunning entry to this modern Palladian home. Low concrete walls help to define the space, separating it from the beautiful landscaping beyond. At the entryway is a spout water feature and large zinc urns to welcome guests into the home.