Outdoor Oasis: Poolside Patio Is Perfect Spot for Entertaining

Multiple sitting areas, including a spot for outdoor dining, make this poolside patio a prime spot for entertaining. A custom hot tub is located in a corner of the pool for an extra-relaxing option. A fire pit warms the patio on chilly nights and adds welcome ambiance.

Photo By: Design Imaging Studios

Photo By: Design Imaging Studios

Photo By: Design Imaging Studios

Photo By: Design Imaging Studios

Photo By: Design Imaging Studios

Photo By: Design Imaging Studios

Photo By: Design Imaging Studios

Photo By: Design Imaging Studios

Photo By: Design Imaging Studios

Photo By: Design Imaging Studios

Backyard Brings Beach Vibes to Massachusetts

Vibrant blue and orange hues turn up the heat in this contemporary backyard, bringing a taste of the tropics to Osterville, Mass. With a sleek swimming pool, two umbrellas and cushioned chairs just steps away, the owners will surely feel like they're on vacation.

French Doors Open to Paved Deck

Floor-to-ceiling windows look over the backyard, allowing the owners to soak up views of blue skies and calm water even from inside. And when they're ready to head out? French doors create an easy transition onto the deck.

Swimming Pool Includes Custom Spa

What slice of paradise would be complete without a spa? After swimming a lap or two in the pool, the owners can retreat to this corner and unwind.

Fire Pit Allows for Year-Round Entertaining

To increase the backyard's functionality, landscape architect Mary LeBlanc added a fire pit to the deck. Now even when it's too cold to swim, the owners can still entertain family and friends.

Sleek, Streamlined Swimming Pool

Thanks to its sleek design, this stunning swimming pool blends seamlessly with the horizon. In turn? This feature complements, rather than competes with, it's environment.

Deck Enlivened By Orange, Blue Accents

Orange cushions and blue pillows make an eye-catching addition to this paved deck, enhancing the space's contemporary style. With nine chairs all around, the owners will have no problem seating all of their guests.

Brick Laid in Soothing Circular Pattern

Taking a step back from the bench allows for a full view of the patio's circular pattern. By laying the brick in this way, the landscape architects further helped this outdoor space feel nestled in its natural surroundings.

Wood Details Complement Natural Setting

Carved wood benches and stools decorate the space, too, inviting guests to put their feet up and relax. With such a lush backdrop, this sitting area puts the beauty of the outdoors right at the owners' fingertips.

Secluded Outdoor Sitting Area

And when the owners want to escape the sun for a little while? They only need to follow a gravel path to this secluded sitting area. Here, tall trees form a ring around the brick, creating a shaded spot to read or chat with friends.

Detailed Look at Ceramic Planter

A ceramic planter shaped like a tree not only complements this wooded setting, but also provides extra greenery.

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