This courtyard in Tulsa is actually in the front of the house, a fore-court if you will. Here is the handsome gate with an ivy lending that nature-taking-over feel that instantly ages this modern courtyard and makes it so much more interesting.
Peeking in a little farther, one views the pool, again at the front of the house. Classic urns combine with modern but comfortable furniture.
Since Autumn, Winter and Spring can be cool in Tulsa, the courtyard boasts a handsome outdoor hearth. This courtyard garden solves the problem of what to do with the house whose garden area is in front of, or to the side of the house and not in the rear. See this garden here.