Beverly Hills architecture office Heusch renovated this mid-century house above Mulholland Drive in the Santa Monica Mountains.
The architects demolished an existing living room to build a curved infinity pool that has views of Los Angeles below.
A stepped deck surrounds the swimming pool of this house in the Hamptons designed by New York-based architecture firm Studio Zung.
The architects designed the house, located on an exclusive part of Long Island, to look like a contemporary wood-clad barn.
San Francisco architecture studio Butler Armsden built a saltwater lap pool for this cedar-clad house in Sonoma Valley.
Surrounded by redwood trees, the pool sits in the centre of a courtyard, a design choice Butler Armsden used to recall the Spanish haciendas built in the area during the 18th century.
Baltimore-based Ziger Snead Architects built Slate House to replace a ranch-style house lost in a fire. The house is clad in blackened wood, as a way to memorialize the lost building.
A swimming pool projects forward from the terrace over the hillside, framed by a retaining wall of weathering steel.
Designer Alex Proba hand-painted the pool of Hill House in Palm Springs, a residence that is available to rent on Airbnb.
Proba decorated the curving pool with her signature organic shapes in blocks of bright colours and contrasting patterns.
Architecture studio The Ranch Mine built this house with solar panels and a vegetable garden in Arizona for a client that wanted to be more self-sufficient.
The swimming pool sits in the backyard, next to a concrete bench featuring upholstered seats and a fire pit.
A swimming pool with a connected jacuzzi pool abuts this house near Lake Tahoe designed by local practice Faulkner Architects.
A covered porch wrapped in a cedar rainscreen leads from the gym inside the concrete-walled house to the pool area.
A swimming pool sits next to a meadow-style garden in the courtyard of this house in Los Altos, lined by a board-marked concrete wall at one end.
Pennsylvania-based practice Bohlin Cywinski Jackson designed the residence as a modernist interpretation of a ranch house, with polished concrete floors and walls lined with Douglas fir and Western red cedar.