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.
Midcentury Modern Home in Rancho Mirage, California
The Swan home, in Rancho Mirage, California, was built in the 1960s and has been reimagined for the twenty-first century. Glass walls around the home provide a three hundred and sixty degree view of the valley below and the mountain range above.
If you keep the exterior, trim and accent colors on your home light and neutral, you can put any color you desire on the front door. A deep wood tone works great here. This is a smart exterior color palette for a home in a warm climate, because light home colors don't absorb as much heat as darker colors do.
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.
Spacious Pool in Backyard of Midcentury Modern Home
What a fabulous spot to take a dip! The rectangular pool features a wide concrete and brick edging, making sitting and dangling feet in the pool easy and fun. Lounge chairs and umbrellas are a must, of course! Landscaping is simple, allowing the natural trees around to frame the yard and home.
This pretty-as-a-picture home was designed in the midcentury modern style with beautiful attention to detail inside and out. It sits on 15 acres of land in Boulder, Colorado with a comfortable four bedrooms and six bathrooms.
A self-latching steel gate creates an eye-catching entrance to this modern courtyard. The 300-pound gate spans the space between the 60-inch tall concrete wall. The gate, which was custom fabricated by Dennis Schleder, matches the modern rustic style of the planter box and courtyard within.
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.
Sleek Blue and White Modern Exterior With Potted Plants
Installing a deck fills the large gap between this house and the curb, and having a few potted plants instead of a huge garden bed makes the yard much easier to maintain. The blue-gray house color and bold orange door also help get the house noticed.