Outdoor seating surrounds an infinity pool and spa in this oceanfront oasis by designer Madelyn Simon. Low hedges provide a level of privacy around the stone deck without obstructing the spectacular view.
Light blue siding updates the exterior of this traditional home in Louisville, Ky. Beautiful white columns give the home a plantation-style feel, and a large front porch is perfect for relaxing afternoons.
The back of the house is just as lovely as the front, with more hedges and flowers decorating the yard's natural slope. Balconies in the distance encourage the owners to soak up cool breezes and views of this outdoor space at sunset.
Anyone who's strolled down the streets of historic Charleston, S.C., knows that behind every gate or wall lies a picture-perfect garden. These matte black doors are no exception, marking the entrance to a charming courtyard on lower King Street.
Dreamy Slate Patio With Seating Area & Eclipse Door Access
Large-format, low-maintenance natural slate and attractive, easy-care landscaping blend the low-profile home with its ocean-front setting. Eclipse doors provide easy access from the great room to the exterior seating area, blending inside and out. A natural gas barbecue area with plumbed-in sink is ideal for outdoor cooking. Exterior speakers enhance the ambience.
This exceptional Georgian estate in Bel-Air, Calif., was built in 1929 by architect Paul Williams and recently underwent a complete restoration. The compound includes an oversized guest house, inviting pool house and enormous car collector's garage.
Lights on either side of the path both increase visibility at night and showcase the yard's various trees and plants. In the distance, a compacted gravel circular patio will provide a private place to sit and reflect.
With identical stone columns and a charming cedar gate, the entrance to this backyard feels like something out of The Secret Garden. Twin lanterns enhance the enchanting aesthetic and offer a guiding light for visitors at night.
Straight ahead, a raised bluestone patio with plenty of chairs gives the owners room to entertain or lounge. Windmill palms flank the patio on either side, while two very mature Crape Myrtles provide a touch of symmetry.