Grounds & Exterior: Classic Revival in Belvedere, Calif.
This three-level home, with approximately 9,235 square feet of living space, was originally built circa 1904 by C.O. Perry, a wealthy San Francisco banker. The home underwent a $30 million restoration to retain its original architectural detail while bringing the property into the 21st century. Secluded on Belvedere Island's southeastern crest, the Greek Revival-style masterpiece offers unobstructed 270-degree views that encompass the San Francisco city skyline, the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges, Angel Island and the picturesque waters of the bay.
Greek revival architecture began in America as a snub to Britain and to pay homage to the spirit of democracy. This style was first seen in Philadelphia, however in later years it became a popular on Southern plantations. Tall columns and pediments, painted plaster exterior, horizontal transoms, symmetrical shape, bold moldings and embellishments are all key to the style.
This luxurious neoclassic bathroom in Santa Ana Heights, Calif., boasts a gigantic Roman tub, a flat screen TV with retractable art, custom chandeliers and shagreen front vanity cabinets with durable Caesarstone counter tops.
Lighting is everything, even outdoors. A well-lit home at night not only offers gorgeous curb appeal but can also add an element of safety. HGTV fan hcpruitt turned this front walkway into an enchanting, well-lit entry. For a modern and unique look, onyx columns were placed over regular landscape lights for a glowing effect leading to the front door. Accent lights are ideal for showcasing gorgeous landscaping or anything you wish to use as a focal point, such as fountains or towering trees.
Eye-Catching Orange Onyx Water Wall Within A Strong, Stone Transition Space
Water spills over a beautiful, orange onyx wall into a subtle planting area in this elegant transition space from the home to the outdoors. LED back lighting adds glamour to the feature besides adding a focal point of peaceful running water.
A stunning grand foyer greats you as you enter this home. Look up to see the impressive domed chandelier, balcony and staircase done in wrought iron. The Corinthian columns tie it all together into a truly remarkable and elegant space.
A cheery blue front door and large demilune front porch with Corinthian columns give this Greek Revival-style home in Huntsville, Ala. timeless curb appeal. The home's brick front steps keep the porch from feeling too formal.
A gold freestanding claw foot tub fills the center of this Grecian bathroom. Venetian plastered purple walls and a hand-painted ceiling that depicts Greek gods overlook a large gold mirror with two candle-bearing wall sconces.