With its modern glass front door, low pitch roof and vertical siding, the exterior of this home sets the perfect tone for its modern-meets-whimsical interior. Pale stone blends with the surrounding terrain, and native plants create a low-maintenance front yard.
A clean-lined swimming pool features a striking border of octagonal marble tile, its gray complementing the home's modern exterior. Retractable walls open the indoor spaces to the outside, creating an easy flow for both entertaining and everyday living. The pool and patio area's design incorporates a small green space with a tree that provides both character and shade.
Retractable walls open the indoor spaces of this modern home to its luxurious backyard pool and outdoor dining room. Wood accents on the ceiling bring visual warmth to the dining area, while flush-mounted infrared heaters add literal warmth, making the space functional all year round.
An adjoining balcony creates a peaceful spot for enjoying coffee in the mornings or a glass of wine in the evening. This modern master bedroom features a black-and-white accent wall balanced by dark-hued draperies and Roman shades in a contrast pattern. White walls and bedding disappear to make the bold use of color and pattern pop.
This property started out as two separate lots. The new owners decided to build two separate structures on the large piece of land: a main residence and a guest house with shared outdoor space in between. Both buildings have an indoor outdoor feel, with oversized sliding doors instantly connecting rooms to patios and balconies.
Modern Outdoor Living Room With White Paper Lanterns
For a multifunctional outdoor living room that would serve as a family gathering space and a meeting area for the owners’ clients and colleagues, landscape architect Mark Tessier created an accordingly varied lighting scheme. Traditional outdoor lighting illuminates the area without making a statement, while style enters from above and below, via a flickering fire pit and paper lanterns of various sizes hung randomly throughout the space. “After dusk, these lights cast a warm, inviting glow festive for simple or elegant gatherings any time of the year,” says Tessier.
Andrea Michaelson had a strong, contrasting vision for this California home as she blended not only design styles but design eras. The exterior of home is modern and minimal, using both cement brick and cement plaster walls, and limestone for a pronounced look against the lush landscape
Urban Rooftop Lounge with Bright Blue Accent Furniture
This gorgeous rooftop lounge makes a great escape from hectic city life. Trees and lush plantings in modern, square planters add life to the space without taking up much room while blue accents add a welcome burst of color.
Outdoor Pool Area in Jacksonville Waterside Retreat
Blue lucite chairs, blue custom made cushions and blue mosaic pool tile are used to connect the area to the water and sky creating a real connection with the view. The spiral staircase connects the 2nd floor of the home to the outdoor pool area.
A stacked stone water fountain is the focal point in this backyard garden. Below, large pavers surround a small pond leading to an elevated terrace. The multi-level yard allows for fun and intriguing travel through the lush landscaping.
Stone and glass blend on the facade of this modern home, which connects to its rugged, secluded site through its generous use of natural and organic materials, as well as broad expanses of glass that open the interiors to sweeping views. A stone fence creates a sinuous line that draws the eye to the clean, modern structure.
This house positions itself as a backdrop to a spectacular site, with a dense canopy of trees in the front and a steep ravine in the back. Architectural firm Specht Harpman's goal was to preserve the site's live oaks and redesign the home to take advantage of its natural landscape.
Luxurious Backyard With Fire Pit and Infinity Pool
A Gabion bowl was used for a fire pit feature in this luxurious backyard, as seen on The Outdoor Room by Jamie Durie. The fire pit deck is sunk below the height of the adjacent infinity pool so that the benches are level to the pool.
Five wicker chairs with cream-colored cushions are seated around a low coffee table. The seating area overlooks the surrounding plant-life and Horseshoe Bay, and a set of French doors leads back into the lakehouse. A challenge to the overall design of this home was to blend the casual lifestyle of lake living with an over-arching aesthetic that was at once both vernacular and sophisticated. Jay Corder and his team reinvented and crafted rough materials to successfully blend these competing notions.
A pair of modern lounge chairs integrates into this backyard Texas pool, allowing users to sunbathe within the water's reach. Meanwhile, a jaunty retro-style yellow-and-white striped umbrella offers shade, while a small side table in a similar sunny hue provides a functional spot to perch a drink.