Packing a powerful “wow” factor, the Modern Tranquility outdoor design from award-winning exterior designer Ryan Hughes Design Build transformed a Northern Virginia home’s outdoor space into a resort-like area making every day at home feel like a vacation. Incorporating elements with luxurious fire and water features or custom textures and modern appliances created the ultimate space for outdoor gathering and entertaining with a modern and sophisticated vibe.
The homeowners envisioned a modern design with a luxurious feel inspired by their love for travel – especially to the Caribbean islands. The desire for the space to reflect their lifestyle included elements for relaxation, entertainment as well as fitness. After listening to what the homeowners pictured and using of 3D renderings, pool artist extraordinaire, Ryan Hughes, was able to create this family’s dream backyard.
Incorporated into the exterior design were “must-haves” outlined by the homeowners including a pavilion with an outdoor kitchen. A spa, fire pit, and a pool with a sun tanning ledge, bubblers and swim jets also were featured within the family-friendly outdoor space. Each resort-like element was positioned based on the expertise of the Hughes team and their signature concept of lines of sight. Through this, interiors and exteriors were blended visually for greater aesthetics.
Known for his ability to create drama in outdoor spaces, Ryan Hughes put this talent on display with the 18’ by 41’ vanishing edge pool. Travertine tile, a swim up bar and an adjoining pebble finished sun shelf completed and enhanced the vacation ambiance of the pool area. LED bubblers and lighting accent and illuminate the entire water feature adding to the enjoyment that does not have to end when the sun goes down.
Opposite the dining venue is a pool-side entertainment pavilion designed to host outdoor gatherings with a raised spa, lounge seating, and a linear fire feature. All are grouped to allow for views of the pool as well as the massive expanse of lawn that extends the home’s outdoor space. The linear fire feature not only brings warmth to outdoor get togethers; but creates a relaxed ambiance for quiet moments enjoyed in the spa area.
The ultimate spot for gathering and entertaining has been created by Ryan Hughes in this stunning, outdoor kitchen pavilion. This 14’ x 18’ pool-side pavilion is built to perfectly match the style of the home. A Fire Magic Black Diamond outdoor grill provides ample cooking and entertaining options and modern bar seating makes a statement with a luxurious feel
As day turns to night, the outdoor pavilion area turns itself into a hot spot for nighttime activities. Whether you are entertaining guests or unwinding in the spa with an end of day drink, the linear fire feature and Pal LED lights illuminate and make this scene come alive.
Bringing an effortless, resort vibe, this outdoor kitchen pavilion welcomes conversation and conviviality. Stainless steel appliances are expertly grouped at tile clad counters adjacent to modern island bar seating creating the perfect spot for outdoor dining and entertaining with an all-encompassing view of the entire outdoor space.
Upon entering this outdoor space, the atmosphere of a resort surrounds you and the raised spa makes for a perfect vantage point for taking it all in. The linear fire feature is another stunning and memorable element of this space.
Sophisticated beauty is found in this entertainment pavilion area designed for ultimate relaxation. A raised spa and linear fire feature bring tranquil ambiance and inviting warmth.