HGTV Dream Home 2013: Side Yard Pictures
The ground-level gathering area accommodates both outdoor dining and relaxation.
Oversized Southern yellow pine piers double as archways that frame the ground-level patio area, where dining and relaxation hold equal court.
A pine-straw-covered bed of native plantings and seagrasses provide a subtle screen of privacy without impeding marsh views.
All-weather woven chairs cozy up to a glass-topped table, ideal for both formal dinners or a table surface to focus on family craft projects.
A makeshift chandelier of zinc hexagon-shaped lanterns illuminates the table top. The romance of candlelight elevates the dining experience in this casual gathering area.
A series of six candle-filled lanterns are strung from natural sisal string; the height and location are slightly staggered to lend visual appeal.
Resembling loosely tossed beach pebbles, the pervious cement patio anchors the space and allows rainwater to quickly drain underground.
Two chaise lounges, crafted in material identical to dining chairs, face the marsh and provide spectacular views both morning and night.
Double saloon-style doors, fashioned from garapa wood, open to reveal an outdoor shower outfitted with a four-setting hand shower, garapa floor and sauna-style bench. Cellular PVC side walls are designed to resemble slatted garage walls and offer both a watertight and waterproof barrier.