The covered back porch and patio steps and floors previously had different shades of concrete. Concrete Craft covered the concrete with a coating, imprinted it with texture and hand-carved the design to make it look like hand-laid stone.
Drawing on rounded slabs of rock, the landscape architects carved out a staircase that leads to the upper deck. Along the way, the owners can enjoy a little patio area, with two wicker-backed chairs for comfortably stargazing.
The foyer opens directly onto this grand staircase in classic Colonial style. Traditionally, the hallway behind the stairs would lead to another room. But here, it goes to the back yard. French doors let sunlight into what would otherwise be dark, closed off space.
We've said it before and we'll say it again: this villa looks like something out of a dream. Whether they're looking out from the balcony or descending the double staircase, the owners will feel like royalty among such enchanting surroundings.
The space adjacent to the kitchen, which had been the back exterior of the house, is opened up to make room for a dramatic staircase, with custom open-metal railing, leading to the upstairs of the new addition.
This fully-stocked bar is tucked away underneath a curved staircase with a traditional wrought iron railing. Dark brown wood accents are used throughout the space, including the shelving and hand-crafted bar area. Four blue upholstered stools line the bar, providing a comfortable spot for kicking back with a drink.
Bright turquoise wall paint brings an updated feel to the beautiful antique look of this wood staircase and railing. Ornamental designs in the wood create natural decoration, while yellow gold picture frames descending the back wall add a good contrast color to the turquoise. White molding breaks up the wall space creating a faux handrail look.
Gray walls and white trim set a fresh, clean tone in this ground-level family room in Brooklyn. A modular sofa and a desk turn the room into a multifunctional living area. Meanwhile, French doors to the back garden connect the home to the outdoors.
This stairway is filled with natural light by a skylight while a dramatic sculpture complements the blue accent wall at the back of the hall. A lighted art piece adds another modern touch and anchors the space.
A sleek pool, spiral staircase and welcoming back porch are among the custom features that make this home's rear elevation unique. Stately columns separate upstairs and downstairs balconies that maximize the home's outdoor living space.
This large covered porch and deck make for easy access to the HGTV Smart Home 2014's back yard from either story. A beautiful white railing surrounds the porch and staircase, creating a more modern looking deck.
The newly built home is just as pretty from the front as it is from the back. Beachgoers get a view of the home's rear that features modern white lattice and a staircase that leads to the relaxing deck and pool area.
The exterior of the lake house offers plenty of visual interest with varied rooflines and an attractive stone construction. The staircase on the side was originally intended to come down from the back deck, but designers moved it to keep sightlines open out to the lake.