Black paint with charcoal trim adds drama and transforms the exterior of this contemporary home built in 1974, previously painted a neutral tan brown color. “To make sure the house fit in with the really nice modern homes up in this part of the country, we wanted to go with a black exterior,” says designer Brian Patrick Flynn.
Sunsets are sweeter from the back deck of this reimagined 1970’s home. Modern upgrades enhance the home’s architectural angles and additional outdoor seating from the pergola dining area to the covered outdoor kitchen make it easy to entertain and enjoy the beauty of the Northwest year round.
Grounds and Exterior: Oceanfront Contemporary in Osprey, Fla.
The expansive grounds of this gorgeous contemporary home include botanical gardens with some 60 plus varieties of palms, native plants and fruit trees; a secluded pool and pavilion; and breathtaking views of both the Gulf of Mexico and Little Sarasota Bay.
Here's an example of the contemporary edge with a fresh vibe and lighter, brighter look that most buyers want, even on the most classic Mediterranean homes, according to top Los Angeles realtors Branden and Rayni Williams of Williams & Williams.
A low, modern fence protects this garden from wildlife while still allowing a glimpse at what's growing inside its walls. A series of raised beds is both functional and artful. The home's stark, modern architecture forms a juxtaposition to its soft, leafy surroundings.