Blue board-and-batten siding gives this exterior a distinct farmhouse look while adding a fun pop of color to the porch. Black rocking chairs with colorful pillows and side tables look both welcoming and relaxing.
Built as a caretaker's cottage on a Connecticut horse farm, this home now serves as a guest cottage, Airbnb rental and a private retreat for the property owner. Rust red exterior paint gives the house a subdued touch of color for an updated take on traditional barn red.
This country-style porch enjoys sweeping views of the mountains in the background and provides comfortable seating for guests. Blue and green accent pillows add character to the sectional and a subtle striped rug anchors the space.
Walkway: Charming Country Estate in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
A stroll through the lush and beautiful gardens is enough to call this place home. A brick walkway lined by greenery, shrubs and flowers leads the way to the container garden, which includes fresh foods to cook up for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Holidays are meant for gathering with friends and family, so it's best to create a festive look that appeals to adults and children. Playful touches were brought to the front porch with large-scale, hand-carved toys that add a vibe reminiscent of scenes from The Nutcracker.
The beautiful red siding on this country porch gives the look of a barn with the updated details of a home. The blue doors pop beautifully against the red, and neutral tile flooring completes the design.
Contemporary Farmhouse Exterior With Covered Front Porch
A metal gable porch roof with exposed beams keeps with the country farmhouse style of the exterior. Red Tolix chairs, a glowing, barn-style pendant light, and pots overflowing with vibrant green plants create an inviting entrance.
Back Exterior: Charming Country Estate in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Mature landscaping envelops the property, offering a private country retreat. A lush green backyard provides a place for kids to run around and play while the adults relax and enjoy the lounge chairs or dining on the patio.
A public gathering area at a Malibu, Calif., market is trimmed with trees, drought-resistant plants, ample lighting and benches to both encourage mingling while keeping crowds contained to one location.
Because of the "soupy" soil conditions, the foundation of the house was built specifically to keep it afloat."The house had to be designed so that it was like a box so it would sit on top of the ground," designer Felicia Foster says. The gravel landscaping was also instrumental in preventing drainage areas from impacting the home.