One of Cobb Architects' goals was to make this home feel as connected and low to the ground as possible while still achieving the appropriate level of protection above the high flood zones in Charleston, S.C. The home achieves this with a unique yet beautiful proportion that keeps it safe and protected.
Reminiscent of a European villa, this luxurious home features balconies, a portico, a tile roof, decorative arches, columns and high ceilings — all hallmarks of Mediterranean style. The generously sized home boasts more than 11,000 square feet, including five bedrooms, multiple staircases, an elevator, a circular driveway and a three-car garage.
Contemporary Neutral Brick Home Exterior Gray Trim
The home's original door, with unique crescent-moon window, was retained but given a new finish with a pleasing gold stain that permits the wood grain to show. Charcoal gray trim and new custom metal railing offer tastefully subtle touches that make the house stand out.
This modern northern California home, nestled into a Healdsburg hilltop, features clean, crisp lines and a cantilevered roofline that helps to protect its indoor-outdoor spaces from the elements. Native plants surround the house, which is designed to embrace its natural setting.
Mediterranean Alfresco Dining with Tabletop Fire Accents
This Mediterranean alfresco dining room with tabletop fireplaces includes a gorgeous view of the stone patio and refreshing pool. This dining table is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the beautiful outdoor space.
Pergola Covered Dining Patio With Chandelier and String Lights
There’s nothing like a chandelier to create an elegant dining atmosphere. But wiring for an outdoor fixture can be complicated, and wet-rated styles are somewhat limited. One solution is to hang a candle chandelier from the beams of a pergola or covered patio, as designer Howard Roberts did here. Use battery-operated LED “candles” for easy operation. Add string lights radiating from the chandelier’s mounting to create a magical canopy of light above diners' heads.
Semi-Private Front Courtyard for Indoor-Outdoor Living
To welcome guests into this newly redesigned home, a low-walled courtyard transformed what was once a stark patch of gravel into an inviting, semi-private outdoor room with soft lighting to illuminate the space at night.