A beautiful courtyard home in the colonial town of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico showcases this sparkling lap pool. See the full feature article here: Absolutely stunning Casa Lluvia Blanca in Mexico. (via House + House Architects)
style court post: Conservatory at Huntington Castle. Photography by James Fennell from The Irish Country House. So this conservatory is on a castle, no reason why I can't do something similar on a three bed semi!
Backyard Wabi-Sabi Rocks and stones suggest a Japanese garden in this courtyard retreat outside a Los Angeles house. Amphitheater-style steps provide extra seating when the homeowners are having a party.