Draw inspiration from this trio of beautiful courtyards hidden across the South.
See how great the view is as soon as you peek in the doors? I love the way the courtyard reveals itself only when the door is open. Selfish? Maybe, but I love the idea of keeping a bit of the beauty just for yourself and your guests. The lap pool acts as a water feature (a reflecting pool) as much as a spot for fun. Water always makes an outdoor area seem serene.