Outdoor Retreat: Courtyard Pool

Framed on three sides by a spacious house, this courtyard swimming pool offers plenty of privacy. Glossy steppingstones extend across the pool, which includes a hot tub in one end. The Houston, Texas, home also has a covered outdoor kitchen and lounge with arched doorways for enjoying the great outdoors poolside.

Photo By: John Daugherty, Realtors, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: John Daugherty, Realtors, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: John Daugherty, Realtors, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: John Daugherty, Realtors, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: John Daugherty, Realtors, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: John Daugherty, Realtors, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: John Daugherty, Realtors, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: John Daugherty, Realtors, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: John Daugherty, Realtors, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: John Daugherty, Realtors, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: John Daugherty, Realtors, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: John Daugherty, Realtors, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: John Daugherty, Realtors, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: John Daugherty, Realtors, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: John Daugherty, Realtors, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: John Daugherty, Realtors, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: John Daugherty, Realtors, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: John Daugherty, Realtors, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: John Daugherty, Realtors, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Mediterranean Exterior and Courtyard

One of the fun design moves in this spectacular outdoor space: a pathway leading across the pool from one side of the patio to the other. Trellises on the home's outer walls make the ivy part of the look as well.
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Pool in Courtyard With Fountain

There's a shallow end, a deep end, a hot tub and jets arcing over the whole thing. Yeah, fantasy pool pretty much sums it up.
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Swimming Pool With Arcing Fountains

This swimming pool is bordered on one end by a gently curving wall. The move echoes the archways leading into the nearby lounge and keeps the overall look of the patio soft and elegant.
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Patio With Pool and Fountains

The house wraps around the pool area making it into a serene, heavenly oasis. Fountains shoot up and over the pool and hot tub for a final grand touch.
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Outdoor Kitchen and Lounge With TV

This spectacular outdoor kitchen and dining area are more posh than many indoor ones. A fireplace cozies up the space and soaring open archways look out onto the adjacent pool.
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White Living Room With Glass Coffee Table

A set of high, arched windows fill one entire wall bordering this living room and look out onto the patio that also has the pool. It's a move that gives the home a pretty indoor-outdoor feel.
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White Living Room With Arched Windows

The main living areas of this grand home in Houston have an open concept layout, but the living room has a uniquely spacious feel thanks to two-story-high ceilings and an outer wall full of windows.
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Living Room With Big Arched Windows

The ceiling in the living room reaches up two stories high, with balconies from the second level looking down. Along one of the boundary walls, huge arched windows connect the space with the beautiful patio and pool.
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White Eat-In Kitchen With Arched Window

This large kitchen is full of glossy, gleaming style with its polished stone floor, glass dining table and lots of natural light.
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White Chef Kitchen With White Orchid

Wide pathways, a huge central island and so much storage and prep space...Yes, this kitchen makes even the biggest feasts fun to work on.
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Neutral Chef Kitchen With Orchid

A stone countertop with swirls of palest blue and gold adds a layer of depth to this neutral kitchen. Texture and pattern can be an ideal way to make a quiet palette more unique.
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White Dining Room With Starburst Art

A striking scene is set in this formal dining room with black dining chairs and molding making a crisp contrast with the polished floor and white walls. A golden starburst artwork dazzles on the back wall.
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White Living Room With Brown Sofa

Layer different fabrics and patterns to create visual interest in a neutral room. In this living room, the dark brown sofa serves as an anchoring focal point.
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White Living Room With Glass Coffee Table

Sky-high ceilings give majestic scope to the living room; a plush sofa makes it cozy.
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White Mediterranean Bedroom With Wood Door

It's the details that add a touch of Mediterranean charm to this large bedroom, one of five in the home: arched windows, a pretty arched wooden door leading into the ensuite bathroom and wrought-iron scrollwork on the headboard.
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Mediterranean Bathroom With Arched Door

Details like the arched wooden door, glass walk-in shower and sunken tub keep the sightlines open in this bathroom and make the somewhat narrow space feel special and large.
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White Bedroom With Wood Accent Ceiling

In this big bedroom, lie in bed and admire the cool wood detailing making the ceiling something special. A gently curving bay window is a just-right spot for a desk.
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Spa Bathroom With Wood Arched Door

This lovely bathroom, part of the master suite, feels like a perfect blend of masculine and feminine with handsome wood details and pretty accents like the crystal chandelier.
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Mansion Exterior at Night

The exterior of this incredible home in Houston has all the grand appearance of a museum. Inside, there are five bedrooms, a game room, media room, wet bar and more.
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