Waterside Paradise: Vacation Retreat With Stone Accent Wall, Peaceful Pergola

This expansive backyard space is separated into outdoor rooms delineated by walls of trees and greenery. It features stone walkways as well as a stone accent wall that doubles as a cascading water feature. It also includes a weathered stone fountain and an infinity-edge pool with unobstructed views of the ocean.

Photo By: Craig Reynolds Landscape Architecture

Photo By: Craig Reynolds Landscape Architecture

Photo By: Craig Reynolds Landscape Architecture

Photo By: Craig Reynolds Landscape Architecture

Photo By: Stephen Dunn

Photo By: Craig Reynolds Landscape Architecture

Photo By: Craig Reynolds Landscape Architecture

Photo By: Craig Reynolds Landscape Architecture

Photo By: Craig Reynolds Landscape Architecture

Photo By: Craig Reynolds Landscape Architecture

Photo By: Craig Reynolds Landscape Architecture

Photo By: Craig Reynolds Landscape Architecture

Pergola Offers Passage to Sitting Area

In the spirit of British Colonial style, this property includes a series of "outdoor rooms," or spaces that are defined by walls of palm trees and other native plants. This wood pergola marks the entrance to one such space, with a bench at the end for quiet reflection.

Tropical Garden Includes Wide Walkways

This outdoor space in particular has a sense of "organized lushness," as a stone walkway and trimmed turf provide a clear path through the tropical garden. Once they reach the end of the trail, guests can choose to sit or continue their journey in either direction.

Dining Area Boasts Panoramic Views

Thanks to its position on a cliff, this pavilion boasts panoramic views of the valley. In the center of the space, a dining table and chairs encourage the owners to take their meals outside.

Elegant Estate Complete With Pool, Lounge

Large archways and double doors open this estate to the pool and lounge area. After a day spent exploring their backyard, the owners can cool off in the water and relax beneath the stars.

Lanterns Provide a Touch of Light

Six lanterns ensure that this outdoor space is just as alluring at night. Once the sun goes down, the lights cast a warm glow on the water that allows the owners to see without interrupting their stargazing.

Swimming Pool at Sunset

Thanks to its sleek, infinity-edge design, the swimming pool blends seamlessly with the horizon. In turn, the owners can enjoy unobstructed views of the valley and ocean.

Retaining Walls Help Recapture Backyard

Looking at it now, it's hard to believe that the backyard once sloped straight down the hill. After careful planning by the landscape architects, locally cut stone retaining walls were added to level off the deck and recapture all of this useable space.

Water Fountain Tucked Into Garden

With a weathered stone water fountain and ivy climbing the wall, this corner of the garden almost seems like a site from an Indiana Jones movie. Those brave enough to explore the 4-acre lot on warm days will reap the reward of this refreshing space.

Soothing Stone Accent Wall

For additional ambiance, the landscape architects outfitted the garden with an accent wall that doubles as a cool, cascading water feature. Lush green plants all around further the sense of a hidden oasis.

Secluded Outdoor Sitting Area

Talk about a room with a view! While the owners and their guests sit back and relax on the plush furniture, they can enjoy all the gorgeous greenery and a glimpse of the ocean.

Walls of Gorgeous Greenery

Walls of leafy green plants work overtime in this outdoor space, helping to subdue noise pollution and provide a touch of texture.

Formal Entrance to Vacation Home in Jamaica

Royal palms and flowering plants offer a small glimpse of what's to come from this vacation home in Jamaica. As guests follow the smooth stone driveway, they'll enter a lush landscape that boasts water fountains, stunning structures and an infinity-edge pool with views of the ocean.

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