To make the interiors feel as big as possible, the great room's ceiling reaches up to the second floor and sets of French doors join the space with the back porch. Ladders lead intriguingly up to two sleeping lofts.
Add two simple reclaimed-wood slabs, and presto! This recessed niche, just inside the backyard door, becomes a mudroom. Barker Freeman Design Office architects needed little more than the shelving and a few hooks to create an ideal setup for removing shoes and stashing flotsam. Keeping the wall color the same as in the rest of the room allows for continuity, but the paler hue on the surrounding wall helps to define the space.
The gorgeous outdoor space of this canyon retreat features tiered landscaping with mixed materials like concrete, pebbles and slate, all leading to the grassy area around the elegant and private swimming pool.
This hillside canyon retreat brings nature inside with this stunning, modern window. The outdoor space easily feels like part of the home with views of the mature trees and lush landscaping just outside.