Sitting Room: Beach Villa Beauty in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Start the evening off with cocktails and appetizers seated at this stylish built-in bench where the curved shape makes conversation easy. Call guests' attention to the beautiful brickwork on the domed ceiling above.
A resort inspired backyard is perfect for entertaining lots of family and friends in this tropical vacation home right on the beach. Summers are well spent sitting on the patio sipping drinks and swimming in the pool.
Home Exterior With Smooth Cream Walls, Black Shutters and Front Door and Brick Walkway
This colonial home has a timeless exterior look with smooth cream colored walls and contrasting black shutters and front door. A white door surrounds adds a finishing detail and matches the white window trim. Trimmed hedges frame the brick walkway leading to the entryway.
Due to the existing terrain, the basement level opens directly on grade. The rear of the home becomes more informal with the octagonal family room and varying roof lines of the bedrooms on the second floor. Just to the left is the poolhouse and pool.
This Chappaqua property, with its strict setback requirements and a 10 to 12-foot drop-off, posed a design challenge, even with four acres to play with. To accommodate the landscape, the home was designed to have two stories in the front and three in the back, allowing for a walkout basement.
Though the exterior details are modest, more emphasis was placed on the entry porch with a decorative balustrade and fluted columns, with the curved roof above.
Two wings with stone facing on either side of the front door ground the house while an angled garage wing responds to the natural contours of the landscape. Daniel Contelmo Architects also wanted to nestle the house at the proper grade allowing for ingress at the top of the slope, egress at the bottom, while keeping the mature tree adjacent to the entry.
Gorgeously Unique Proche Dreux Colonial With Decorative Wrought Iron Gate
The gorgeous and unique pattern on this Colonial home in France is an intriguing twist on traditional brick. An ornamental wrought iron gate is the perfect entrance detail decorating the natural gravel driveway and short, weathered-brick walls lining the sidewalk.
This three-car garage also doubles as an indoor basketball court. The design intention was to create a home that felt significant and timeless, without being ostentatious. It became a classic structure with traditional lines and materials that is nestled into the existing terrain.
Enchanting Proche Dreux Colonial With Striped Brick, Large Open Yard and Tranquil Pond
A cleanly landscaped yard with short shrubs allow this gorgeous French Colonial to shine against the natural background. Tall brick chimneys extend into the trees while a unique vertical pattern decorates the home exterior. A gravel walkway travels from the home to the serene backyard pond.
Colonial Home With Covered Front Porch Supported by White Beams With Spacious Grass Yard
A soft siding color is contrasted with black shutters and white support columns. The brick from the walkway continues onto the covered porch with outdoor sitting space. The healthy grass yard gives off a natural, colorful glow.
C.B. Conlin Landscaping: Gorgeous Plan for a Georgian Home
C.B. Conlin Landscaping created a thing of beauty in crafting each detail of the outdoor plan for this stately Georgian home that enhances its beauty and setting. Each shrub, plant, flower, stone element and color choice were carefully selected and staged to balance, formalize and contribute to a point of view--a serene, comfortable and inviting place to call home.