“It’s not what you look like on the outside; it’s what’s inside that counts.”
That may be true for the most part, but for these four stunning luxury homes, what’s outside absolutely counts. They all boast tremendous landscaping that comes in many different forms: evocations of classic, vibrant Florida shine through in some while others create a tropical paradise with clusters of palm trees. Take a look and find out which look is your favorite.
107 Planters Row, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Surrounded on either side by a gorgeous cluster of trees, this Ponte Vedra Beach home boasts enviable landscaping in the front and back yards. A minimal section of grass is flanked by tasteful bushes in front of the house, while the backyard treats poolside loungers to a scene of perfectly manicured grass leading down to the pond.
Hidden Dream in Edgewater
205 Ranken Drive, Edgewater, FL 32141
Mature Florida landscaping frames this hidden waterfront gem in Edgewater. A diverse selection of bushes and trees wrap around the front entryway, creating a lush welcome after a long day. Behind the house, a veritable forest of well-groomed greenery lends a tropical atmosphere to the attached deck.
Magnificent Mediterranean Estate
5750 Emerington Cres, Orlando, FL 32819
Majestic palm trees form a regal entrance to this Orlando home’s driveway. That entry gives way to further lush plant life, from smaller palms to delicate ornamental grass. Colorful flowers and lively trees provide an elegant backdrop to cookouts and pool parties behind this Mediterranean mansion.
Exquisite Custom Palace
3016 Forest Cir, Jacksonville, FL 32257
Lovers of verdant scenery, take note of the exceptional landscaping on display at this Jacksonville estate. Classic Florida greenery makes for a lovely front yard, but the star of the show lies in back of this house. A gorgeous archway adorned with bright vines serves as a portal to what could easily be mistaken for a garden from a fantasy story. A bed of leaves form a natural walkway towards the rolling green plain stretching beyond the backdoor – a truly breathtaking achievement in landscaping.