Dwell's Favorite 13 Outdoor Swimming Pools, Tubs, Showers Design Photos And Ideas

The stunning retreat is centered around a serene swimming pool with natural stone touches.
Dunlop demonstrates the deck’s secondary use: as a launching pad into the concrete plunge pool on the first floor.
The 82-foot-long pool gets quite a lot of use by Jeff and Millie, and especially by the kids, who are both on the local swim team.
Gregory and Caryn Katz are dwarfed beneath the cantilevered concrete overhang, which houses the bedroom on the upper level. The stackable glass doors that run beneath allow the house to open completely to the yard and swimming pool, soften the severity of the concrete, and blur the boundary between indoors and out.
Dining with a Scandinavian touch: Archi dining chair combined with Carver table.
The pool feels as laterally finite as the house feels spacious—but the view goes up forever.
The carport screen is dotted with different-size openings, some louvered.
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Austin, Texas
Dwell Magazine : November / December 2017
Abernathy House
Frank Sinatra’s “Twin Palms” Estate
A second aperture in the roof is located over the shallow end of the pool. An alfresco dining area, with seating by Kettal, is perched a few steps below.

Whether it's a backyard patio, an infinity pool, or a rooftop terrace, these modern outdoor spaces add to the richness of daily life. Escape into nature, or get lost in city views. Wherever you are, let these outdoor photos take you somewhere new with inspirational ideas for yards, gardens, outdoor tubs and showers, patios, porches, and decks.