The homeowners, guests and pets can relax on outdoor furniture accented by throw pillows within the shady seclusion of a tall, wood privacy fence. The homeowner had a vision for transforming the space, which was already partially enclosed by a fence and concrete wall, into an outdoor courtyard for entertaining on warm summer evenings.
Modern Seattle Courtyard with Bluestone Paving and String Lights
Trees shade a spacious and stylish courtyard accented by drought-tolerant plants and LED string lights. The hardscaping combines bluestone paving with pebble accents and crushed granite paving. Both existing trees were retained when the new garden was installed in December 2014.
Modern Courtyard with Stone Pavers, Seating and Cedar Fencing
Bluestone paving with pebble accents, crushed granite and cedar fencing work together to transform what was previously an RV parking space into a modern courtyard. The lines of the furniture mimic the lines of the cedar fencing.
The exterior of the home was repainted in a rich ebony to lend a more sophisticated, clean look. With a dark color palette, the large angular windows and glass doors have more visual weight, especially at night. Exterior details like these sculptural sconces become that much more appealing with a dark backdrop.
A row full of lounge chairs and a covered sitting area with a mod sectional provide ample seating beside the pool. Not to mention, there are lounge chairs submerged in the pool for those wanting to cool off.
Different levels of roof cantilever out and over this stately stone patio, creating pockets of shade and comfortable gathering spots. The layering of the stone wall exterior echoes that of the roof and the patio steps.
Modern Seattle Courtyard with Stone Pavers, Lighting and Seating
Bistro lights are the finishing touch on this modern courtyard, illuminating the wood furniture, bluestone paving with pebble accents, crushed granite and rustic container. Drought-tolerant plants surround the patio, adding a flair of green to complete the space.
Without any true carpentry skills or heavy labor, what was a humdrum screened-in porch is now a colorful multipurpose place for lounging and entertaining thanks to a sectional sofa, clever use of rugs and mismatched grouping of tables.
Midcentury Ranch Home Atop Grassy Hill With Stone Slabs
This midcentury ranch home sits on top of a hill, thus minimizing the view of structural roof items that would normally be visible. A large expanse of grass is broken up by large stones as well as a walkway made from large stone slabs.
Stepping through a bold red door leads visitors into a private courtyard, where weatherproof chairs and a fire pit create a comfortable outdoor sitting area. Stone paths surround the vignette, offering a rich contrast to the wood deck.