This Northern California residence shows characteristics of neotraditonal community design, in which broad front porches replace front-loading garages to encourage interaction among neighbors. This planning philosophy tries to recapture a bygone era of neighborhood design.
A white painted stone fireplace serves as the focal point of this modern coastal style deck. White curtains offer privacy or protection from the sun. A rectangular coffee table with a black frame mimics the black framed outdoor couches.
A covered pavilion with herringbone brick floors creates a nice spot for dining al fresco in view of the pool. Peppy orange fabrics bring life to the woven indoor-outdoor seating, while unique wood chandeliers and a wall-mounted TV bring the indoors out.
Classic White Poolhouse and Gray Stone Swimming Pool Deck
This poolhouse is located on a lower terrace behind the main home at the basement level. The property's natural slope presented a design challenge, but it also allowed for a large rear terrace. The adjacent pool features large gray flagstones.
Modern Front Yard Landscape With Concrete Pad Driveway
This landscape design concept was based on the modern lines of the home and allows the elegant forms to transfer onto the ground plane. The driveway and connecting pedestrian paths are formed concrete pads with a simple broom finish in a series of squares and rectangles. The voids between the pads are neatly topped with gray beach pebbles and allow rainwater to flow through, minimizing runoff onto the street. The pockets of plantings near the front entry contain sculptural accent plants.
Depicted by a simple box shape and the large central dormer, this style of colonial home is called the Foursquare. Its full-width porch and low roof with a deep overhang are also in keeping with this post-Victorian design. The simple white and green color scheme ties into the style of the home.