Steel, limestone, wood and concrete mingle on this exterior for a textural, contemporary look. A black framed French door with sidelights and a transom window makes up the front entrance. Modern lantern sconces flank the front door.
The sophisticated design of this bathroom befits its urban setting: simple, spare but elegant. The marble flooring picks up the crisp accent of the black window frame and check out that tempting soaking tub.
Influenced by Colonial and Victorian architecture, the uniquely American Farmhouse home style looks just right with tall, narrow, double-hung windows, bay windows and window groupings, and 2-over-2 grille patterns. Black exterior window frames add striking contrast for curb appeal.
Spectacular views of the water are visible from the open kitchen through black framed windows in the dining room. A mid-century modern Sputnik chandelier and lucite dining chairs don't inhibit views of the beach thanks to their airy, transparent designs.
A black window frame is an exciting contrast to this updated farmhouse kitchen. Choosing white flows seamlessly with the stunning apron-front sink, cabinetry, marble countertops, subway tile backsplash and contemporary fixtures.
Natural light illuminates this coastal guest bedroom. Black metal frames the windows, while white bed linens cover the gray upholstered bed. Turquoise pillows and a striped rug add pops of color, while white nightstands with glass lamps are positioned on either side of the bed.
In addition to the skylights, large windows framed out by floor-to-ceiling drapes make the office feel light and airy. The single-hung, vinyl windows feature maintenance-free, multi-chamber PVC construction and include energy-efficient insulating glass.
The window muntins and sashes are painted Sherwin Williams “Sealskin” — almost black — which draws the eye and frames the view of the woods outside. The deep, stainless steel sink features a Blanco faucet.