Pool-Topped, Seaside Breezeway

Tropical landscaping by David Young gives this beachside home with courtyard the feel of a resort. An extended two-story breezeway lies beneath the elevated pool and pergola deck, drawing visitors through the property toward the sea.

From: David Young

Photo By: Greg Wilson Photography

Photo By: Greg Wilson Photography

Photo By: Greg Wilson Photography

Photo By: Greg Wilson Photography

Photo By: Greg Wilson Photography

Photo By: Greg Wilson Photography

Front View of Home With Tropical Landscaping

Large palms dominate the landscape of this home giving it the feeling of a tropical resort.

Walkway Under Elevated Pool Leading to Beach

This walkway features a breathtaking view of the home's elevated pool. The space's simple lines accentuate the warmth of the wood and stone, giving the walkway a welcoming feel.

Across Pool View of Ocean and Pergola

This outdoor space offers amazing views of the Gulf of Mexico. The long pool makes use of the narrow space, providing a water element as well as a place to cool off.

Multi-Level Terrace Enertaining Space with Pool, Pergola and Seating Areas

The multi-level terrace provides ample seating and lounge spaces surrounding a pool, spa and fountain with pergola, grill, lounge area, sleeping terrace, and seating areas.

Tropical Home Courtyard

The home's courtyard is composed of stones surrounded by low-growing ground cover for a low-maintenance space. The large palms and various tropical plants give the space a resort feel.

Overhead View of Courtyard and Deck to Sculling Launch

This tropical paradise is complete with a low-maintenance courtyard in easy walking distance to the property's private deck and boat launch.

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