Waterside Retreat: Sleek Pool and Sunken Lounge

This backyard has a major wow-factor: a swimming pool with a sunken lounge. Stone pavers create a path right across the water and give the owners easy access to the submerged sitting area. For extra ambience, the yard also boasts a free-standing wall with fountains and a fire pit.

Photo By: Jimi Smith

Photo By: Jimi Smith

Photo By: Jimi Smith

Photo By: Jimi Smith

Photo By: Jimi Smith

Photo By: Jimi Smith

Photo By: Jimi Smith

Photo By: Jimi Smith

Photo By: Jimi Smith

Photo By: Jimi Smith

Photo By: Jimi Smith

Photo By: Jimi Smith

Photo By: Jimi Smith

Photo By: Jimi Smith

Photo By: Jimi Smith

Photo By: Jimi Smith

Photo By: Jimi Smith

Photo By: Jimi Smith

Photo By: Jimi Smith

Photo By: Jimi Smith

Photo By: Jimi Smith

Photo By: Jimi Smith

Photo By: Jimi Smith

Photo By: Jimi Smith

Photo By: Jimi Smith

Photo By: Jimi Smith

Pool With Sunken Sitting Area

A shallow pool surrounds this sitting area on all sides. How's that for luxurious lounging?

Sunken Sitting Area in Pool

A row of pavers lead across the water to an ingenious sunken lounge. Shallow pools surround it; inside, a fire pit keeps things cozy.

Pool With Paver Path and Lounge

The shallow end of this amazing pool has relaxing options aplenty: two partially-submerged lounge chairs and a sunken sitting area with benches and a fire pit.

Modern Swimming Pool and Lounge Chairs

This home's stunning swimming pool feels sculptural in design, weaving around raised pavers and a sunken sitting area.

Pool With Lounge Chairs and Pergola

Shallow waters provide a cool base for two lounge chairs. Behind the chairs, there's a sleek surprise: a sunken lounge with a fire pit.

Wall and Ornamental Grasses

Ornamental grasses soften all the hard surfaces in this sophisticated backyard. In the center of the freestanding wall, a cutout allows a peek to the water wonderland beyond.

Sunken Lounge and Pool

What could be cooler (literally!) than hanging out not just by the pool, but surrounded by pool? This sunken lounge features banquettes and a fire pit.

Pool and Raised Deck

This raised deck with poolside views seems fit for royalty with two plush thrones, er, chairs.

Pool With Lounge Chairs and Pavers

No average pool, this. Here, guests and residents are treated to waterfalls, submerged lounge chairs and lots of privacy.

Infinity Hot Tub and Pool

For walkways, architects used large pavers hovering above the pool. This path leads right by the infinity-style hot tub.

Pool With Paver Path at Night

A path of raised pavers mean it's possible to walk across water in this chic outdoor space.

Pool With White Lounge Chairs

This house is Pool Party Central: The pool has a deep end and a shallow one, with two curving lounge chairs ready for ultimate relaxing.

Modern Backyard at Night With Pool

At night, this modern backyard in Frisco, Texas takes on a dramatic glow. Hot tub, pool, even the trees get their own unique lighting.

Hot Tub and Driveway

A stone wall cleverly separates (and conceals) the driveway from the rest of this home's outdoor spaces. An infinity-style hot tub sits on the wall's other side.

Modern Backyard and Courtyard

This modern backyard checks off everything on the outdoor entertaining wish list: hot tub, gorgeous pool, fire pits (yes, plural), covered sitting area.

Sunken Lounge and Pool

Warm up post swim by a fire pit that's sunken into the swimming pool. Luxurious much?

Fire Pit With Blue Glass

This outdoor space has more than one fire pit because...why not? This one features glittering blue glass as a base.

Covered Patio With White Dining Table

Glass walls vanish to connect this covered sitting and dining area to the home's luxurious outdoor spaces. The pool is steps away.

Wall With Water Feature

Fire and water go surprisingly well together in this wall: the wall's cutout houses the fire feature. Jets of water stream down in an arc on the wall's outside.

Modern Backyard and Patio

A wide patio makes this end of the pool highly functional with plenty of room for multiple sitting areas as well as a hot tub!

Fountain and Blue-Tiled Pool

What would a luxury backyard be without a fountain and a reflecting pool?

Modern Backyard Overview

This home's outdoor space nestles in between wings of the main residence and along the side of the house. It could be an awkward space to work with, but clever landscape design makes sure there's ample room for entertaining and relaxing.

Modern Backyard and Pool Overview

This home's outdoor space makes stylish use of every inch: White stone pavers make a patio in the courtyard, then lead out to the pool. Multiple sitting areas—some shaded, some sunny—gather around the pool.

Modern Courtyard With Pavers

In this courtyard, light-colored pavers on a dark green base are as striking as they are functional. Palm trees make the outdoor space feel even more like an oasis.

Modern Pergola Over Pool

A pergola with narrow slats shades one end of the pool as well as a sunken outdoor lounge area.

Modern Backyard With Pool

To complete this chic outdoor wonderland, a raised deck with lounge chairs sits alongside the pool on one side. On the other side, there's a hot tub with a soothing waterfall backdrop.

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