Curb Appeal: Island Home Adorned With Tropical Plants

Palm trees and a gravel driveway mark the entrance to this fantastic home on Florida's Anna Marie Island. In addition to two garages, the contemporary residence boasts an outdoor kitchen, oceanfront patio, swimming pool and a dock where the owners' boat waits for the next adventure.

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Driveway and Brown and White Exterior

The house has a brown and white exterior, so tropical plants like palms stand out beautifully against it.

Gravel Driveway With Palms

Palm trees cut a striking figure against this home's white exterior.

Gate and White Wall

Stay within a neutral color palette, but make an outdoor space visually interesting by using a range of materials. At the gate of this home, concrete slabs are divided by stones and gravel.

Gravel Driveway and Tropical Garden

Tropical plant lushness borders this gravel driveway on all sides.

Stone Walkway and Palm Tree

This island home carefully organized its outdoor spaces to maximize waterfront views and include a range of shaded and open areas.

Oceanfront Patio With Pool

Nothing on this patio blocks the view and the linear design is a perfect complement to the nearby coast.

Tropical Pool and Inset Hot Tub

The patio allows room for a swimming pool and inset hot tub. Both get to take advantage of the home's coastline views.

Small Oceanfront Backyard With Pool

Tropical plants make a lush border of green all around this small backyard. The scale of plants in between the patio and the ocean is kept low, all the better to highlight the views!

Two Lounge Chairs and Pool

Palms and other tropical plants give a feeling of seclusion to these lounge chairs.

Oceanfront Backyard and Dock

This small backyard sits right on the coast, with a dock allowing instant access to the ocean.

Tropical Waterfront Backyard With Pool

The backyard opens directly onto the ocean, and yet, its careful landscape design helps the outdoor space feel distinct from the coastline.

Narrow Backyard and Patio

Grass and tropical plants surround this patio, visually softening the space and making it feel cooler.

Waterfront Backyard With Pool

The house backs up to coastline and water, so the patio and pool were organized parallel to them, maximizing the yard's usability.

Narrow Waterfront Backyard and Pool

A border of low greenery makes a border between this house and the water without obscuring the view.

Pool and Hot Tub With Fountains

A trio of fountains are subtle separation between the swimming pool and the infinity-style hot tub.

Covered and Open Patio

Green grass trim around this patio's concrete pavers adds subtle definition and visual interest to the sleek outdoor space.

Waterfront Backyard With Dock

The island house has its own dock and rocky beach. Tropical plants make the transition from beach to yard feel almost seamless.

Tropical Outdoor Shower

Tropical plants and a shutter-style wood fence enclose the outdoor shower.

Red Succulent and Grass Trim

Colorful succulents and grass break up the gaps between pavers on this patio.

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