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Mediterranean Backyard and Home Exterior
The house surrounds the backyard on three sides, giving it a protected, intimate feel. Glass doors lead gracefully out to covered porches and directly onto the patio, making the transition between indoors and out relaxed and easy.
Restaurant goers have a chance to take in the stunning Los Angeles views when sitting atop the outdoor terrace at Perch LA. Bronze outdoor armchairs with plush cushions are positioned around a gray brick fireplace, while yellow and blue Mediterranean tiles line the floor.
The sun-soaked town of Portofino, Italy was once a small fishing village. Now it attracts the yachts-and-summer-home crowd. A Mediterranean villa clings to the hillside, built in a style that launched a thousand McMansions in the United States.
A wall of leafy green plants not only keeps the neighboring fences out of sight, but also gives the backyard some natural shade and privacy. In turn, the swimming pool and outdoor spa feel like they're part of a hidden oasis.
The swimming pool at this luxury Miami Beach estate features multiple levels for swimming or lounging underwater, as well as a hot tub and a custom-designed tile mosaic. Lush foliage surrounds the pool area, giving the space privacy. Meanwhile, the home's Mediterranean Revival architecture provides a nice view from the water.
The pool house of this luxurious Miami Beach estate features a full bar and a backlit lounge area, perfect for hosting the hottest parties in town. The waterfront estate, named Terra Veritatis, was built in 1937 and has undergone an extensive restoration and renovation.
And when it gets to be too hot? The owners and their guests can retreat into the comfort of the pool house. Beneath the arches, another table and chic blue chairs wait at the ready for dining al fresco.
Home Exterior: Italian Vineyard Estate in Vacaville, Calif.
One of the most exquisite vineyard estate properties in all of Solano County, this California home is located in Vacaville's Pleasant Valley in the ultra-premium wine growing area known as the California North Coast. The approximately 10,000-square-foot Italian masterpiece boasts seven bedrooms, nine full bathrooms, four half bathrooms, an incredible eat-in kitchen, a great room, a movie theater, a ballroom, decks, a lanai, a gigantic eight-car garage and extraordinary architectural detail.
Tuscan-Inspired Courtyard with Water Feature, Fire Pit
Earth, fire and water – this Tuscan-inspired courtyard in Southern California has every element in place. With ample plantings in both containers and beds, the garden has a lush ambiance that ushers users out of the city and straight into an oasis of relaxation. Square terra cotta tiles kick up the charm and add a unique touch.
Nestled in the heart of Hume Castle, this quaint courtyard provides a space for quiet reflection. Beneath the Mediterranean tile, elegant Gothic arches create visual interest and complement the circle of trimmed hedges.