This house positions itself as a backdrop to a spectacular site, with a dense canopy of trees in the front and a steep ravine in the back. Architectural firm Specht Harpman's goal was to preserve the site's live oaks and redesign the home to take advantage of its natural landscape.
This porch was built around the existing oak trees, and the ceiling cutouts allow their branches to keep growing healthy and strong. Black wicker chairs with matching ottomans provide a comfy place to sit and enjoy the outdoors, while a large window from the home office invites fresh air indoors.
Designed for a brother and sister with very minimal, modernist sensibility, this bathroom layout makes it easy to be used by at least two people at the same time. Custom white oak cabinetry pairs with quartz countertops for a clean, fresh look. All doors on the cabinetry are automated.
The bedroom offers a lovely combination of neutral and white furnishings with oak floors in a natural matte finish. A diamond patterned rug, an unfinished wood side table and the various fabrics used throughout add texture and interest to the space.
A staircase boasting ebonized oak treads floats above twin steel channels in this contemporary home. At the lower portion of the staircase, a clear glass wall offers views of a beautiful garden. As you ascend the stairs, frosted glass takes over, offering shade and privacy.
Tall Oaks was designed for exquisite living from its start and much of its original charm has been retained. Among its nineteen rooms, some of the beautifully preserved historic appointments include its high ceilings, layered crown molding, solid-core interior doors and original hardware.
A grand statement of taste as well as a chronicle of American country living, Historic Tall Oaks stands poised on Bernardsville Mountain. The impeccable and lush landscaping starts at the pillared entryway and carries throughout the estate's 6.4 rolling acres.
Weedman Design Partners transformed a blank wall and unused doorway into a minimal and very modern feature wall in this lower-level family room. Simple oak cabinetry discreetly hides the TV and stereo components.
This two home Beverly Hills compound is a striking work of art, situated on 3.5 acres of land and surrounded by gorgeous oak trees. The modern exterior features oversize windows to let the outside in, making the most of the unbelievable surroundings.
Just because you live in the heart of the city doesn’t mean you can’t commune with nature every day. This green approach to urban terraces from The Artist Garden is one inspired idea that brings together a variety of colors and shapes with columnar oaks, coleus and impatiens set off against the beauty of Ipe wood and limestone flooring.
Framing the space with rich wood creates an intimate and welcoming entry in this grand contemporary home. The wood delineates and balances the space within the open floor plan, creating a comfortable feel.