Clean, manicured landscaping gives this courtyard a refined look while the layout creates an inviting flow to the front door. White stucco walls and clay tile roofing gives the exterior a decidedly Mediterranean appearance.
This open-concept great room encompasses a dining table and Tuscan-style kitchen just outside the sitting area. The kitchen island helps to divide the space and is adorned with granite countertop that complements the dark cabinetry and dining chairs.
Dark wood ceiling beams and trim honor this home's original Spanish style architecture. The beaded chandelier gives the room an elegant, global look that complements the existing Mediterranean features.
This may look like an elegant library in a private club or grand Newport mansion, but it’s actually an addition to a one-story, Mediterranean-style home in a small California town, added on where other people might have built a garage or game room. Patterned after a library in an Austrian monastery, the room was built to hold the homeowner’s thousands of volumes, as well as emphasize family commitment to literature and education, creating a reading respite and escape from a high-tech, digital world.
This opulent patio space from designer Thomas Oppelt has arching entrances lined with bricks, exposed wood beams and outdoor brick fireplace. An ornate candle-holder forms a visual focal point on the fireplace mantel, and a seating area is highlighted by ornate light fixtures, comfortable outdoor chairs, ottoman and glass side table.
Grounds: Italian Vineyard Estate in Vacaville, Calif.
Situated on 20 valley floor acres and surrounded by approximately 13 acres of Petit Verdot vines (currently under contract with Napa Valley's highly acclaimed Regusci Vineyard Management Company), this 10,000-square-foot Italian home is one of the most magnificent vineyard estate properties in all of Solano County, Calif.
Stone walls, ceiling beams and built-in wine storage are custom touches that make this Tuscan-inspired dining room completely unique. A contemporary light fixture hangs above a traditional dining table, and warm colors and rustic finishes add to the room's Mediterranean feel.
This Mediterranean-inspired home is surrounded by lush landscaping and an air of whimsy. Built around a grassy courtyard, the home is sited to take maximum advantage of its large lot and native foliage.
Fully restored to its own glory, this Palazzo in Rabat, Malta boasts 10,700 square feet and features a well-designed kitchen by Antonio Citterio, five en-suite bedrooms, library and wine cellar. Soft blue doors and shutters are paired with sand-colored stone for a soothing, inviting Mediterranean exterior.
Exterior: Elegant Italianate Estate in Bellevue, Wash.
With a beautiful stucco exterior and grand stone columns, this majestic estate in Bellevue, Wash. oozes Italianate style. A carefully manicured lawn and pristine landscaping contribute to the home's breathtaking appeal.
Gorgeous marbleized tile in blue and green hues covers the outside of this hot tub, which flows into the pool. The Mediterranean style exterior boasts stacked limestone walls, a second-story deck with a pergola and wrought iron deck railing.
Mediterranean Wine Cellar With Tasting Table and Brick Ceiling
This rustic wine cellar features glass front cabinets, showing off a floor-to-ceiling wine collection. A branch-like chandelier hangs from a brick-lined ceiling, while a dark wood tasting table sits at the center. Leather wrapped dining chairs are positioned around the table.
Traditional furnishings in a warm color palette set the tone for a comfortable living space in this Austin home. A stone accent wall with an arched opening leads to a clean-lined kitchen with Tuscan-inspired design elements.
An exquisite rooftop provides 360-degree views of the lavish Montecito, Calif., property. The climate allows the rooftop to be enjoyed year round, while the expansive space provides the perfect setting for events.
Elaborate Mediterranean Kitchen With Spacious Island
Decorative wrought iron accents above the cabinets complement the pendants in this Mediterranean-style kitchen. Cast stone corbels support the spacious island, coordinating with the corbels supporting the extravagant range hood. Gorgeous wood cabinets with ornately carved details pull the look together.