For a seamless transition from one part of the home to the next, the architects installed an outdoor breezeway enclosed in glass. Industrial light fixtures keep the space well-lit and ensure that the interior and exterior feel cohesive.
Though it's located on one of the best streets in La Jolla, Calif., the back of this home was once overrun with myoporum and acacias that blocked views of the canyon and ocean. To help reclaim the rear garden, the Torrey Pines Landscape Company cleared away the plants and added a modern living and entertaining space beneath the pergola.
Home Exterior: Oceanfront Contemporary in Osprey, Fla.
This incredible contemporary glass dwelling, created by New York architect Toshiko Mori, is a rectangular structure elevated on pilings to capture water views of both the Gulf of Mexico and Little Sarasota Bay.
Wine and dine friends and family in this comfortable outdoor room outfitted with premium patio furniture. The outdoor fireplace creates ambiance for any gathering, while an outdoor kitchen makes backyard barbecues a breeze.
A neutral paver driveway leads up to a gorgeous southwestern-inspired home with stucco walls and terracotta roof tiles. Desert landscaping, full of cacti and pebbles, reflects and takes full advantage of the Arizona surroundings.
Urban Outdoor Deck with Fabulous Entertaining Features
This urban outdoor deck is the epitome of fun and entertaining. The flooring was custom painted to mimic the hardwood flooring from inside, blurring the interior and exterior space. Poised next to the outdoor glass fireplace, the seating is smaller in scale and sustainable in its fabrication. A putting green is 1,200 feet above street level with a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean.
The family-friendly slide becomes an adventure as it wraps around the grotto and is hidden behind natural stone and planters. A raised spa area and palm tree landscaping create a resort-style escape for endless outdoor fun and relaxation.
A wood fence not only separates the meadow from the rest of the home, but also furthers the sense of being in the country. Thanks to its earthy hues, the piece pairs beautifully with shrubs and other plants, too.
Serene Southwestern Stone Home in Puerto Vallarta with Luxurious Swimming Pool
The clear pool water reflects the gorgeous architecture of this Puerto Vallarta home that combines the interior and exterior elements to create a tropical paradise experience. Curtained archways lead to balcony and patio space perfect for soaking in the scenery.
This tropical British Virgin Islands oasis features three 8,000-square-foot beach villas, each with five bedrooms and open plan living and dining areas. Lush and beautiful landscaping provides privacy while still allowing unobstructed views of the breathtaking Sir Francis Drake Channel.
Refreshing blue and white accents bring a taste of the beach to this backyard cabana. Guests can take their pick of several plush white chairs and lounge, read or daydream about their next Caribbean adventure.
Somehow, those rolling hills become even more beautiful at Golden Hour. After enjoying dinner and a quick dip in the pool, the owners can take their drinks to the lower terrace and watch the sunset over the Pacific Ocean.