A cantilevered spa above the lower pools makes for a spectacular visual. From here, guests can take in the full scope of this outdoor space and see how the landscape architects used different paths and stairs to connect the various areas.
A sleek tile stairway with twin pillars creates a dramatic entrance to the spa area. With the waters of the Gulf of Mexico straight ahead and the pool below, this feature offers incredible views from every angle.
To call this pool and living complex of Amarula Sun "unique" is an understatement. Located right on the Gulf of Mexico in Holiday, Fla., the 10,000-square-foot outdoor space features waterfront views from each of the pools, as well as different areas for lounging and entertaining.
A circular fire feature centers the pavilion and casts a warm glow that can be enjoyed inside and out. Meanwhile, a large chandelier complements the fire pit's curves and draws attention to the vaulted ceilings overhead.
A peppy chaise longue takes advantage of a narrow corner of this Malibu beach home's ample patio space. Glass walls offer uninterrupted views of the Pacific, while modern furnishings are sleek and neutral.
Look carefully and see how decorative ironwork layers the yard, creating a cool visual contrast to all the plants and fresh flowers. With sundials and more, this outdoor space has no shortage of interesting artwork.
This beautiful table with clean, modern lines is easily adapted for the holiday with a gauzy, mummy-evocative table runner, a cute centerpiece and small votives. Even better, on Halloween this outdoor living room is a great place to gather with friends and a bowl of candy to turn the night into a grown-up celebration too.
Tucked into the center of the home is a custom Ipe deck with stunning views of the marsh beyond. A sleek swimming pool complements the modern space and invites the owners to cool off on a particularly hot day.
This stunning contemporary home has a neutral exterior with an abundance of windows that showcase a grand spiral staircase, chic living room and other indoor spaces. A narrow backyard water feature showcases black stone accents, while a covered porch area provides the ideal outdoor space for relaxing.
Doors from inside are framed by elegant yet casual damask curtains, softening the view of this outdoor terrace with rustic charm. Brick pavers are laid in a herringbone pattern to add interest underfoot. A long dining table surrounded by wicker chairs provides the perfect spot for entertaining in view of the pool.
Designer Beth Dana converted the space to a bright, finished-looking studio. When the original 1920s doors are open, the studio becomes a tropical oasis, with avocado and orange trees, bamboo and a trellis overflowing with bountiful climbing roses.
This lush courtyard has all the feel of a grand secret garden with a travertine patio and colorful landscaping. The plants include Japanese blueberry, Podocarpus and East Palatka Holly along the fence line.