Architectural firm Specht Harpman's goal with this modern redesign was to preserve all of the site’s large live oaks while creating a sense of transparency that allows the landscape to flow through the living spaces. With soaring windows and uninterrupted views of those oaks, the main living room perfectly embodies this goal.
This gray home office space sits just off of the home's living room area and features a simple wood desk with a black leather chair. Pops of red from hanging organizers and a throw give the space a bit of color, while a metal bookshelf helps keep office items easily within reach.
A bi-level water feature rests beside this modern outdoor dining space, creating a beautiful vignette and connecting the home to the creek that runs beside it. A slatted wood roof covers the patio without blocking the verdant view.
A wall of windows provides a sweeping, stunning city view in this sleek and modern living room. Neutral finishes and furnishings allow the view to become the focal point, while a play of rich textures gives the space a striking mix of comfort and luxury. A modern wall of built-ins features a media center, modern fire feature and inset shelving that's lit to display a tasteful collection of objets.
HGTV Green Home 2011 Living Room Fireplace and Hidden TV Cabinet
This modern living room is accented with metallic fixtures, a soft gray-and-yellow color palette and natural wood accents. The two pieces of artwork above the fireplace slide out to reveal the hidden TV.
This modern living room seamlessly transitions into the adjacent outdoor patio, giving the illusion of a large space. A sliding glass wall separates the living room when the outdoor patio isn't in use.
Silver and gold throw pillows bring out the stunning artwork hanging on the walls of this modern sitting room. Muted neutral tones and minimal furniture create a sophisticated space that is hallmark of modern design