Extra Storage and Pops of Color in Spanish Colonial Courtyard
To help give the homeowners both additional seating and storage, designers chose a rustic, Spanish style bench with storage underneath to meet these two goals. Then, they added turquoise accents above the piece to extra color and a touch of Spanish Colonial flair.
Three Seasons Entertaining Space in Modern Spanish Colonial Courtyard
To give the homeowners a more versatile courtyard space, designers added a sitting area next to a fireplace, adding a three seasons patio for entertaining. Bright red cushions and pillows in this area pop against the neutral colors that traditionally adorn Spanish Colonial homes, bringing in the modern touch that the homeowners love.
Colonial Style Fountain in Modern, Spanish Colonial Courtyard
One of the focal points in the courtyard is the Colonial style fountain located in the flower bed. This intricately carved piece adds aesthetic beauty and an elegant style that perfectly complements the traditional design of the Spanish Colonial while still giving the space a nod to the modern.
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.
Decked out with copper gutters, French doors and two balconies, this Colonial style home mixes timeless tradition and style. A small brick patio encourages outdoor entertaining beside low rose bushes and a manicured lawn.
Charming details were added to the exterior of this 1980s colonial home, creating major curb appeal. A curved driveway, which wraps around the front and leads to a three-car garage on the side of the house, completes the classic look.
Exterior: Pristine Georgian Colonial in Greenwich, Conn.
The beautiful eight-bedroom home, minutes from downtown Greenwich, Conn., boasts a symmetrical, rectangular shape and a formal design — hallmarks of the Georgian Colonial style. Stately white columns add sophistication to the exterior.
Rear Facade of Classic Colonial Home With Screened Porch
During this colonial home's renovation, a screened porch was added to the rear elevation. The porch, which is connected to the family room by sliding French doors, features a sitting area, fireplace and dining area for 10. Both side yards — one housing the kids' play area and the other boasting an open terrace — are visible from the porch.
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.