Two large arched doorways sweep across this outbuilding, opening up a sightline all the way through the interior and making an intriguing, dynamic space. A shade sail floats out from the exterior, cooling the patio on bright days.
Stacked stone steps lead to a charming, arched front door that gains entrance to this Mediterranean-inspired home's fairy tale-esque courtyard. Whimsical house numbers and lush, casual plantings add to the home's rustic and welcoming vibe.
Traditional European antiques coordinate perfectly with the Spanish architecture of this house, which includes textured plaster walls and arched hallways. A tall potted palm brings the outdoors in while adding a hint of tropical charm.
This kitchen is set up in the center of a large open concept living area. To help divide the space usefully, an L-shaped island acts as a mellow boundary and gives a place to sit and hang out while meals are being prepped.
"Details are the difference between good and great," says the design team of this fully renovated transitional estate. In this instance, a Gothic arch on the brick garden wall offers a peak at the home's overall architectural inspiration. A warm, traditional lantern and potted greenery create an inviting entryway.
Focal points in the renovated space become the double-sided fireplace with stucco surround and exposed wood beams and arched doorways. "You've got the nice wide openings," says Fixer Upper host Joanna Gaines, "but you also have that quaint, cozy feel.
This transitional dining room is painted in a brick red to complement the rich wood tone of the dining table and chairs. A traditional area rug, curtains on the arched doorway and window, and a metal chandelier tie the space together.
This view is of the front hall from the entry door toward the family room, which has glass doors - currently opened. The staircase was pushed to the side so as not to call too much attention.
At 11,000 square feet, the challenge was to create spaces that were gracious, but not overwhelming. This home is large, but each room feels personal, and the residents do not feel dwarfed by the space.