Enchanting Courtyard Leads to Backyard Oasis

Entering this interior courtyard is a portal to a secluded, woodland retreat. A rustic footbridge, pergola sitting area with outdoor fireplace, and sunken pool are only some of the picturesque spaces in this backyard oasis.

Photo By: Harold Leidner Company Landscape Architects

Photo By: Harold Leidner Company Landscape Architects

Photo By: Albert Goodman

Photo By: Harold Leidner Company Landscape Architects

Photo By: Albert Goodman

Photo By: Albert Goodman

Photo By: Harold Leidner Company Landscape Architects

Photo By: Harold Leidner Company Landscape Architects

Charming, Old World-Style Courtyard

An interior courtyard not only creates a seamless transition into the woods, but also opens the home to natural light and cool breezes. Standing beneath this broad arch allows for views of the hillside, too.

Courtyard Includes Fountain, Mosaic

A small fountain and stone mosaic further the courtyard's enchanting nature. Meanwhile, blooming flowers and pretty planters fill the space with color and texture.

Secluded Retreat With Swimming Pool

An ivy-covered wall, pavers with grass joints and trees all around help this outdoor space feel at peace with the landscape. In the center, a sunken swimming pool invites the owners to slow down and soak up the beauty of their surroundings.

Entranced Marked By Weathered Wood Columns

Twin columns stand at the front of this outdoor space, with weathered wood that evokes a sense of history and place. As guests descend the stone steps towards the pool, they can hold tight to a custom handrail that was designed to mimic vines.

Covered Lounge With Fireplace

A wood pergola and stone columns define this poolside sitting area, with chairs underneath for comfortable lounging. A fireplace anchors the space and keeps it warm year-round.

Detailed Look at Poolside Lounge

Planters with coal can be ignited as well, providing additional warmth after sunset. Meanwhile, eight different chairs ensure everyone has enough room to relax.

Bridge Leads to Woodland Retreat

To access their woodland retreat, the owners need only to leave their home behind and cross a rustic footbridge. With trees and plants all around, the space promises to be an escape from the fast-paced nature of modern living.

Mediterranean Home Nestled in Hillside

Columns topped with lanterns frame these stairs and so help guide visitors towards the home's main entrance. Climbing the steps reveals more of the lush landscape and centers the charming Mediterranean-style villa in the distance.

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