This gorgeous eco-friendly house is powered by a photovoltaic canopy that shades a large rooftop terrace. Other roof areas are planted with native species that provide insulation and screening. All waste is processed through a digester and artificial wetlands system.
This hall features a curved balcony area and iron railing that allow people passing through a glimpse at the rustic great room. A circular red floral area rug adds a pop of color, while the vaulted ceilings and recessed lighting keep the space open.
A small square table with a glass top creates a little dining area on this wood balcony. Upholstered gray chairs are decorated with black and white floral pillows, complementing the black railing and the home's gray exterior.
Glass balconies and stair railings keep with this contemporary space's open, airy feel. Windows on every ceiling and wall allow tons of natural light into this house and offer stunning views of the hills and lake outside.
A triangle table is a simple twist on the conventional table shape perfect for adding a touch of intrigue to this simple balcony design. The natural wood furniture finish matches the wood floor for a calm and cohesive outdoor look. A wire railing leaves the space feeling more open and connected to the surrounding yard.
This bridge connects both sides of the house with a glass balcony railing and a view to the living and dining room areas below. The windows overlook Texas Hill Country, and the vaulted ceilings give the space an an airy, open feel. The glass balcony railing provides a contemporary contrast to the more traditional design elements of the house.
The design intent for this urban exterior was to design a version of a traditional brownstone, and to give an appreciative nod to the history and architecture of the older part of town, with an updated look that has an eye towards the future of the community. One of the ways this was achieved was by using an interesting mix of materials. Brick, stucco, custom millwork paneling and cornice detailing, and custom iron details complete the look.
Sliding glass doors and glass balcony railing blend into the background so as not to distract from the incredible skyline view. Ipe wood's density and durability holds up to weathering better than most hardwoods, making it a great low-maintenance patio flooring option.
Neutral matching chairs arranged symmetrically around a square ottoman creates a crisp, clean living space that doesn't distract from the amazing skyline view. A wall of windows and glass balcony railing provide clear, unobstructed views.