Brown shingle siding creates texture on the exterior of this home, and chocolate brown shutters complement the siding. Stepping stones form a walkway to the home's back entry, which is nestled beside the screened porch.
Inside the front entry foyer are walls that divide the public areas from the private areas, also known as active and calm zones. The two-story space is welcoming for guests, with light wood floors that lead you to the stunning views in the back of the home.
Not one inch is wasted in this tiny home designed by Incredible Tiny Homes. The coat closet was thoughtfully designed for hanging front to back therefore requiring very little of the entry’s space; paired with the storage trunk below, the two components allow the entry to function like a mudroom. The pale blue barn door is a great rustic detail that provides privacy for the bathroom without obstructing any space. Dual in its purpose, the bathroom doubles as the laundry room. The combination of the hardwood floors and natural materials create an immediate sense of warmth upon entering the tiny home.
The enchanting entry features an antique foyer table, a high-backed settee and a collection of all-white earthenware. Dark hardwood floors are topped with a knobbed area rug, while the whitewashed walls have a smooth adobe finish.
The stacked stone facade of this contemporary California home is brought to life with a well-planned array of greenery. Built-in concrete planters hold succulents and other native plants, arranged with taller plantings in the back for a layered look. Patches of grass between concrete pavers soften the sandy colors of the architecture.
Arches covered in creeping fig vines lead to the back entry of this elegant home. A neutral stone patio provides timeless flooring without distracting from the beautiful architectural details of the walkway.
A wooden gate leads to the private entrance of this Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., estate. The private entry courtyard includes a traditional fountain framed by climbing vines, lending to the Mediterranean feel of the home. The window at the back of the entry hall draws you into this inviting abode.
Stretched across a ridge in Austin's Spanish Oaks neighborhood, this contemporary Hill Country home was designed to overlook the valley below. The special feature of this home, the exterior entry, is a great combination of unique forms in rustic stone and smooth glass where you can see right into the house and out the back. The seamless blending of the exterior and interiors is accomplished by the exterior materials running right through the space and out the back, only separated by a full wall of glass at entry and back of foyer.
A wide, short stairway leads from the entry of this home to the public areas, which are situated at the back of the house. The modern dining area's chocolate-brown furniture provides contrast against the light gray stairs and crisp white floors.
What vacation home would truly be complete without its own pool? To ensure that their clients could make a splash out back, the Landform Design Group installed a sleek swimming pool right into the ground, with turf on all sides for soft entries and exits.