Where the sand meets the sea and the Tropicana sunset sounds like the soaring wings of herons and naval aircraft, the stereotype of a dry, barren Texas landscape vanishes into a reality that teems with natural beauty and vitality.
All that poetry to say…the Coastal Bend is a place where the boundaries between indoors and outdoors seem to disappear, and it’s not uncommon for folks to spend just as much time nurturing their dreamy backyards as they do their designer interiors.
And so, in honor of the Coastal Bend’s emphasis on outdoor living, we’ve compiled a list of 10 beautiful backyards perfect for enjoying the Texas sunshine!
1. 5133 Cape Ann Dr.($969,000)
Bay Area, Corpus Christi
This oasis of a backyard was designed with entertaining in mind, but can you really blame us for wanting to keep it a secret? Tropical landscaping forms a lush green border, creating a peaceful and private hideaway in a stylish corner of Corpus Christi’s Bay Area neighborhood.
A large tiled and covered patio with elegant arches and a high ceiling provides the perfect spot for enjoying the warm South Texas temps without the risk of sunburn. The main attraction, of course, is the gorgeous in-ground swimming pool that sparkles under the big South Texas sky.
2. 13502 Bullion Ct($875,000)
Padre Island, Corpus Christi
Lawns in South Texas can be overrated. Keeping the grass green in Corpus can be a time-consuming (not to mention expensive) task, leaving some homeowners wondering: “Should I even bother?” We think the designers of this stunning Padre Island home got it right when they created an incredible backyard with tons of amenities without a single blade of grass.
Tons of deck square footage provides room for sitting, playing, fishing, and tending fruit and veggie planters. Down the steps, the deck opens up to a brick garden patio enclosed by a whimsically painted adobe wall that creates a private space for relaxing and entertaining (think: tea parties, book clubs, and wine and cheese nights). Tropical trees and shrubs of varying sizes line the garden patio, bringing this very functional backyard to life.
3. 207 Black Diamond($325,000)
Warning: this yard will make you want to adopt a dog. Perhaps inspired by the sprawling green acreage of its next-door neighbor, the North Shore Country Club, this Portland home has a backyard of endless green.
Thick, perfect-for-running-around-barefoot grass offers plenty of space for outdoor activities, and the stylishly curved patio awaits that post-pick-up-soccer beer. Leafy trees pepper the yard with shady spots, and a charming veggie garden hugs the side of the house and the patio.
4. 14337 Emerald St. ($1,599,000)
Padre Island, Corpus Christi
Honestly, we’re not even sure if “backyard” is the correct term for the wondrous space that lies behind this house. (“Terrace” seems far more appropriate for this palatial waterfront property.) Like many island homes, 14337 Emerald Street features poolside splendor, but it also boasts lush plots of green grass framed by towering palm trees and a stone railing.
From multiple covered brick patios with romanesque columns to charming slate and pebble walking paths (and an expansive canal-front swimming pool), luxurious amenities and detailed design converge to create the perfect private paradise at 14337 Emerald St.
5. 14850 Red River Dr.($339,777)
Wood River, Corpus Christi
Part poolside lounge area and part tropical hideaway, this Wood River backyard is perfect for hosting epic pool parties or escaping for some quiet outdoor meditation. Eat, drink, and lounge on the covered patio, or climb the outdoor spiral staircase to the second-story deck for more sun and breeze.
Venture around the corner to a lushly landscaped garden with a “jungle” feel. Cloaked in palm trees, a sandy fire pit area leads up to a beautiful deck that could easily double as a dance floor or outdoor yoga zone.
6. 4825 Augusta Circle ($339,900)
Southside, Corpus Christi
With a backyard this lovely, we’d never go inside! The expansive, grassy lawn is framed by fruit trees, palms, and lush shrubbery, and the patio-pergola combination offers a sun-dappled spot to relax.
Complete with a water feature and fire pit, this backyard is the stuff summer nights are made of!
7. 3730 Castle View Circle ($324,900)
Calallen, Corpus Christi
“Castle View,” indeed! This Calallen home is the Texas equivalent of an English manor, and it has the backyard to match. Nearly 3,000 square feet of home and a third of an acre of land will have you feeling like Texas royalty (insert monocle emoji here).
From the sparkling inground swimming pool and covered patio to the low-slung shade trees and immaculate landscaping, this property has perfected the art of outdoor living space.
8. 8021 Saint Laurent Dr($698,000)
Kings Crossing, Corpus Christi
If spending a sunny afternoon sipping sweet tea beneath the shade of a gazebo and some whimsically charming trees sounds like your kind of heaven, this charming luxury in Corpus Christi’s premier Kings Crossing neighborhood might be made for you.
Flowering fruit trees lend an orchard-feel to the spacious fenced-in lawn, and the spacious gazebo offers the perfect hosting or relaxing spot year-round.
9. 13801 Halyard Dr($1,877,000)
Padre Island, Corpus Christi
Backyard? How about “resort-style waterfront esplanade complete with inground pool and jacuzzi!” Yeah, that’s more like it. At nearly 6,000 square feet, there’s no way this home would come with an outdoor living space anything less than incredible.
With multiple covered patio areas, an outdoor kitchen, and waterfall features in the pool, this backyard (yep, there’s perfectly manicured grass, too, so it counts as a yard) promises residents and their guests a luxury Coastal Bend experience every day.
10. 5406 County Road 73 ($689,900)
This Robstown yard is the outdoorsman’s dream. The expansive inground pool and covered patio are just the beginning of a long list of high-end outdoor amenities. The outdoor kitchen alone puts most American kitchens to shame with its built-in gas grill, brick wood-burning smoker, two-burner stovetop unit, double sink, and granite countertops! It’s the perfect setup for cleaning fish, smoking brisket, and BBQing year-round.
The barn and bathhouse provide plenty of storage space, and the thoughtfully designed landscaping of fruit trees, shrubs, and tropical plants offer a lush, peaceful place to call “home.”
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