Modern Home Features Koi Pond Moat

This modern home has stepping stones leading to the front door that carry guests over a koi pond, a unique feature that will leave a lasting impression on guests.

Photo By: Ryan Gamma

Photo By: Chris Leader

Photo By: Chris Leader

Photo By: Chris Leader

Photo By: Chris Leader

Photo By: Ryan Gamma

Photo By: Ryan Gamma

Photo By: Chris Leader

Photo By: Ryan Gamma

Enchanting Courtyard with Lotus Pond

Clean lines and stone finishes make this courtyard feel sophisticated while lily pads add a feeling of enchantment. Concrete pavers not only guide visitors to the front of the home, but also appear to be floating right over the lotus pond.

Windows Overlook Modern Courtyard

Walls of windows surround this outdoor space, too, and so allow the owners to appreciate views of the courtyard from almost every room. With landscape lights right in the water, the pond becomes an especially stunning focal point.

Sophisticated and Streamlined Courtyard

Clean lines and stone finishes make this courtyard feel oh-so-sophisticated. Concrete pavers not only guide visitors to the front of the home, but also appear to be floating right over the lotus pond.

Lotus Pond Includes Sleek Water Fountain

As they cross this lotus pond on their way to the front door, guests can enjoy views of tropical plants and the sounds of a polished concrete water fountain. In turn? This modern home easily makes a great first impression.

Main Entrance Boasts Soothing Water Features

In addition to three bedrooms, three baths, an eat-in kitchen and a pool out back, this impressive 2,500-square-foot home includes a private courtyard. Here, a lotus pond and water fountain encourage peace and quiet reflection.

Wood Wall Complements Entry, Provides Privacy

To create cohesion between the home's interior and exterior, the Leader Design Studio team also layered the courtyard with warm wood elements. Thus, a wood wall encloses the space, as well as offers a degree of privacy from the neighbors.

Modern Home With Tropical Twist

Located in the historic Bungalow Heights neighborhood of Sarasota, Fla., this single-story home was designed to embrace an indoor-outdoor lifestyle. A variety of tropical trees and plants in the front yard help soften the modern exterior and mitigate intrusive noises.

Twilight View of New-Construction Home

This new-construction home is just as beautiful at night, with landscape lights showcasing its crisp white exterior and simple yet sophisticated style. A gravel path curves around the lush front lawn and shows visitors where to park their cars.

Pool and Outdoor Dining Space

Just a few steps from the pool, a spacious patio doubles as an outdoor dining area and entertaining space.

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