The U-shaped design of this modern home in Lugano, Switzerland, is complemented by the undulating lines of the courtyards that surround it. Glass walls open the 3,658-square-foot structure to views of Lake Lugano and surrounding mountains.
Built in 1957, this Dallas, Tex., residence was renovated to honor the architecture of the original design while also updating it for a modern family. MESA revamps the grounds to highlight the International style of Oak Court, including a chic pool that's integrated into the structural wall of the house. Contemporary red lounge chairs add a burst of color to the minimalist landscaping.
This once-drag bungalow is enlivened with a new gable dormer and petite front porch, turning it into a charming summer cottage with a storybook appeal. The design team added a small master suite to the original structure that provides privacy for a lush garden at the back of the house. A sage green picket fence ties in with the exterior trim and adds to the charm.
This 8-bedroom, 8-bathroom villa is a short distance from Porto Rotondo in Sardinia, Italy. Its large grounds are a mix of green lawns, lush vegetation and many outdoor areas from which to enjoy the amazingly scenic surroundings.
Homeowners wanted a modern redesign to their home's exterior, so designers kept the long front porch that meets the neighbors, but punctuated it with modern, vertical windows that penetrate the painted brick section of the home's front facade. Then, they added cedar siding to warm up the exterior space. Finally, a navy blue door adds a splash of color to the design of the home's front elevation.
The homeowners wanted a light, airy retreat, so designer Vanessa Matsalla painted the space from the inside out, exchanging the gazebo's previous dull color for the neutral tones that bring the design to life.
Flagstone Pathway Leads to Spanish Eclectic Home's Front Entrance
From the lower level garage, a flagstone walkway leads around the Spanish eclectic home to the front door. The pathway is simply but elegantly landscaped, and it allows guests to take in the beauty of the home's original masonry.
This modern residence has a sweeping water view, with ample outdoor deck space to take advantage of it. The home's entry features a zen courtyard and a modern garage that fits with the home's clean lines.
Mediterranean-Inspired Terrace and Reflecting Pools
A beautiful Mediterranean terrace combines herringbone brick patios and walkways with turquoise reflecting pools. Pathways offer opportunities to take in the stunning trees and to reflect on the peaceful atmosphere across the grounds.
Exterior of Traditional Asheville Home Lit at Night
Sited on a corner lot above the streets of this Asheville neighborhood, this elegant home boasts curb appeal all around the home. The stucco, stone and brick exterior of the home exemplifies a beautiful European Romantic style of home. The lush landscaping and gardens are welcoming while accentuating the architectural details of the home. Every detail of this home has been elegantly appointed to showcase the true character and appeal of this traditional style home.
The homeowners wanted their estate to blend into the surroundings without detracting from the natural beauty of the desert, so designers used natural colors and materials in the design. By planting native, drought resistant plants, they were even able to merge the lines of the property with the surrounding deserts.