Relaxing Outdoor Jacuzzi on Tropical Stick-Covered Patio Overlooking the Ocean
A natural wood covering allows the sunlight to peak in over this relaxing outdoor jacuzzi with ocean view. Exterior palm trees and large potted plants create a tropical surrounding perfect for relaxing.
A quaint, but luxurious Gothic Revival structure stands in the midst of modern high rises along Australia's Darling Point peninsula. The fully restored home features a luxury backyard retreat complete with an infinity-edge pool and spa.
From: Ken Jacobs
Luxury Portfolio International®
Mediterranean Style Outdoor Dining Room on a Covered Balcony
Contemporary double french doors open to an alfresco dining room on this gorgeous second-story stone balcony with a wood beamed roof. Furnishings are kept simple with a round glass table flanked by four neutral chairs. Potted plants line the railing of the patio and serve as a lush green frame to the desert view.
Geometric lines converge to add interest to this pretty patio. Stone pavers underfoot are bordered by grass, bringing an organic element to the space that links it to the surrounding California foliage. Slatted wood overhead filters sunlight for relaxed outdoor dining.
This lower level patio is a modern oasis perfect for entertaining or getting away from it all. Layers of foliage and trees offer privacy and add an organic element that softens strong geometric shapes in this streamlined space.
Beating the heat is a breeze with this patio pool. This stunning outdoor swimming pool features a jet propulsion system with a water treadmill, a murmuring fountain and color-changing lights for a beautiful nighttime experience.
Pergola Covered Dining Patio With Chandelier and String Lights
There’s nothing like a chandelier to create an elegant dining atmosphere. But wiring for an outdoor fixture can be complicated, and wet-rated styles are somewhat limited. One solution is to hang a candle chandelier from the beams of a pergola or covered patio, as designer Howard Roberts did here. Use battery-operated LED “candles” for easy operation. Add string lights radiating from the chandelier’s mounting to create a magical canopy of light above diners' heads.
This Mediterranean outdoor patio is enclosed in a courtyard. There's a dining table and a rounded fireplace. Wrought iron dining chairs push the Spanish colonial look, and a pergola covered in grapes provide shade as well as character.
Around the back of the house, a small patio overlooks the rolling California hillside. With another fountain and flowers all around, this quiet space is perfect for reading or simply enjoying the sunshine.
Pockets of seating create a sense of coziness in this outdoor room. The cavernous space benefits from the glow of interior lighting while boasting its own outdoor fireplace. A custom light fixture made from perforated metal stars made in Mexico adds regional style and sparkle.
French Provence Home With Private Fireplace and Patio
Another wonderful feature of this French-themed home is a private patio area and fireplace that appears separate from its main gathering space. One can relax, take a breather or even meditate in this small, out-of-the-way area that is as beautifully apportioned as the rest of the home. Mark Scott and Associates designed the landscaping with a more secluded space in mind.