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.
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.
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.
Modern Southwestern Home With Red Brick and Stucco Exterior
This Southwestern home exterior earns a modern spin with its pairing of classic white stucco with red brick. Concrete slabs lead the way to the front porch, while neutral gravel provides ground cover. Yellow metal chairs provide a pop of color.
Designers used their own mix of Benjamin Moore's "Deep Forest Green" and black to contrast with the lacy white railings and brackets. This dark green color also allows the lower base of the house to fade into the trees, creating the illusion of a tree house.
Tudor Revival Home Gets Modern Update With Light Color Palette
A steeply pitched roof offers a Tudor Revival look to this Beverly Hills, Calif., home, though the structure boasts a lighter color palette that gives the look a more modern appeal. The front yard is dressed with low-maintenance ground cover landscaping
Angled off the back of the house to make optimum use of the sloped lot, this crisp white deck and patio with fire pit create a two-tier hub for outdoor living. The white hue blends with the home's rear facade so as not to stop the eye.