This inviting home is designed for an active family in Silicon Valley. Beautiful landscaping surrounds the home, which features siding and stacked stone exterior, as well a combination of shingles and tin roof.
The low-slung facade of this contemporary home is clad in stone that blends with the surrounding California landscape. Double doors at the entry are sleek, gray and modern, giving a hint at the interiors beyond them. Native plants are minimal and easy to maintain.
The designer kept detail, color and form intentionally minimal to make this compact condo seem larger and airier. The all-white palette puts the focus on the unit's ocean views, as well as the client's colorful collection of art and accessories.
For this modern home in Hillsborough, Calif., the landscape architects wanted to use minimal landscaping and highlight the yard's natural grading with retaining walls and concrete curbs. In turn, the exterior now draws the eye up from the slope to the skyline.
The three levels of this California home are connected by its zig-zagged, cantilevered roof, creating strong lines that characterize the space both inside and out. Ample outdoor lighting adds to the curb appeal and highlights the unique design.
Located in La Quinta, Calif., in the prestigious Madison Club golf community, this modern desert home, crafted with materials representing the surrounding mountains and desert, was designed as a vacation home. The floor plan functions impeccably in relationship to its surroundings as the home site faces the golf course and the majestic Santa Rosa mountains.
Simple yet elegant landscaping leads to the entryway of this La Jolla, Calif., home. Stacked stone columns mix with a clean, white facade and large picturesque windows, creating a rustic, contemporary vibe.
This modern northern California home, nestled into a Healdsburg hilltop, features clean, crisp lines and a cantilevered roofline that helps to protect its indoor-outdoor spaces from the elements. Native plants surround the house, which is designed to embrace its natural setting.
This modern California patio, with its built-in bench seating and fire pit, offers stunning vistas of the valley and sky beyond. The home is constructed to take maximum advantage of its site, with indoor-outdoor rooms that connect to the surrounding landscape all year round.
The rooftop deck of this modern California home overlooks a stunning view. Colorful outdoor chairs tie in with the home's multicolored exterior, which features shades of pink, yellow and teal. Modern metal rails provide unobstructed views of the surrounding hills.
Clean lines and crisp geometry characterize this master bathroom in La Jolla, California. Classic architectural touches like crown molding and traditional windows are balanced by a sleek white countertop and modern gray tile set in a herrinbone pattern. Wood cabinetry warms up the space and adds a touch of traditional Mission style.
A modern rock garden, rows of succulents and restful geometry create a backyard retreat that's both zen and cozy. An ipe wood screen creates a focal point and draws the eye to a water feature. A shaded corner offers a great spot to relax.
A long, woven sectional rests beneath an ample shade, creating a great spot to relax in this restful Los Angeles backyard. The furnishings in the space emphasize the garden's plethora of clean, horizontal lines. A rock garden features succulents for low maintenance and a water feature for calming sound.
A striking sculpture makes a contemporary statement in the courtyard of this modern desert home. The covered pavilion blends the indoors and out with comfortable furnishings, a chic bar and dining area, creating the perfect spot to entertain.