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14 Patios With Water Features That Wow

September 29, 2015
Take a deep dive into these ideas for fountains, spas, waterfalls, pools and ponds on patios.
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Photo: Troy Thies Photography

Overflowing With Options

Multiple water features combine in this Minnesota patio with a pergola: a water fountain, hot tub and an outdoor shower. The fountain, which has underwater lighting, and flooring are made of New York bluestone. The pergola is made of fiberglass columns, cedar timbers and wood beam rafters. The outdoor shower was added by Southview Design in the second phase.

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Photo: Arizona Chapter, ASLA

Arizona Award-Winner

A water channel creates a visual axis from the entrance of the patio to the homeowner's prized Kaneko ceramic sculpture. The award-winning landscape design by Steve Martino brings a water feature to the land-locked Arizona property.

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Photo: Peter Kowler

Contemporary-Style Channel

You'll have to step over the stone in the middle of the channel to get from one side of the patio to another in this modern Minneapolis side yard by Southview Design.

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Photo: Gunn Landscape Architecture

Rooftop Relaxation

A modern waterfall adds to the city sights on a rooftop garden in New York's Tribeca neighborhood. The project, by Aaron Andrew McIntire and the Gunn Landscape Architecture team, won a gold award in the 2015 Association of Professional Landscape Designers' International Landscape Design Awards. 

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