This stunning 10,000 square foot home sits on 1.13 acres in Port Chester, New York, just a short drive to the heart of New York City. White columns frame the stone terrace, as well as several windows located on the rear exterior, both providing ample opportunities to take in the view. The backyard also features a luxurious pool area.
Susan Brunstrum created the perfect environment for this cozy media room in her Park City, Utah vacation home design. She selected a pretty shade of blue for the walls that integrate well for television viewing. The cream-colored furniture and carpeting give the room a simple but stylish aesthetic, and the stone fireplace in the corner of the room further complements the space.
This modern master bedroom features a tray-style ceiling with a visually interesting hexagonal chandelier. The space also includes a brown accent wall with a large abstract painting hanging above the head of the upholstered bed. Large windows provide a stunning view of the city, and two navy blue armchairs form a small sitting area at the foot of the bed.
White walls are interrupted only by an accent wall of subtly striated tile behind the fireplace of this contemporary living room. In one corner of the space, a dramatic spiral staircase offers fun and functional access to the second floor. On another wall, a round, colorful painting depicts an abstracted aerial view of the city. Transitional furnishings are neutral, letting the artwork shine.
Storage abounds in this neutral, traditional kitchen, part of a luxurious 10-acre estate in Fall City, Washington. A wide window allows the cook to enjoy views of nature while prepping food and cleaning up. Glass front cabinets on the opposite wall help to open up the space, as does the sleek vent hood mounted from the ceiling above the center island.
The family that owns this beautiful home in Fall City, Washington loves the natural beauty that their valley view brings. To celebrate that beauty, the homeowners commissioned this custom island hewn from wood from the forest surrounding their home. This large kitchen island adds plenty of space for food preparation, as well as adding seating for the family along the edge of the island.
Experience bird's eye views of China's capital city in this 5,000 square foot, two-story penthouse. Light-filled rooms flow seamlessly together for the ultimate in modern urban living. Sleek wood and bamboo surfaces used throughout the space contribute to the streamlined aesthetic, while subtle touches of traditional Chinese decor lend a sense of history and place.
As seen on HGTV Design Star, the one standout feature in this gray bedroom is Doug's feature wall. He uses a graphic black-and-white wallpaper to create the focal point and adds a large round mirror to expand the small space and reflect the view of the city. Candice loves the contrast of the patterned wallpaper and how the mirror adds depth to the room.
This game table area is a great spot to sit and play cards with the family or catch up on work. The window seat is perfect for when someone wants to relax and enjoy the view of the city. The chair fabric matches the window seat cushion to create a cohesive look in the corner of the room. The pillow fabric also matches the custom lampshade.
This family-oriented condominium was designed from raw space high above the historic Gaslamp quarter in downtown San Diego. The large flexible open space offers jaw dropping views of the bay and city. Glass upper cabinets are paired with shiny glass tile backsplash and then grounded by grid-like black cabinets. The large center island is clad in a sleek waterfall countertop and provides bar seating with contemporary green stools.
In the master bedroom, the combination of glass, rammed earth, exposed concrete and the floating roof offers privacy yet does not dilute the incredible views of the golf course, city lights, mountains and Sonoran Desert sunsets. A premium-grade sliding door allows the occupant to step from the room directly into the cool waters of the infinity-edge pool and the waterfall, which cascades down to the lower level, providing passive cooling and the tranquil sound of water.
This contemporary home is situated in the tranquil Sonoran Desert setting of the Desert Mountain private golf community located in Scottsdale, Ariz. Floor-to-ceiling glass and steel windows give way to a soaring roof with massive copper overhangs and sweeping angles. The beautiful home and its architecturally significant roof lines are positioned to maximize natural daylight while minimizing glare and solar heat gain — all without distrubing the alluring views of the golf course, desert vistas and distant city lights.
This three-level home, with approximately 9,235 square feet of living space, was originally built circa 1904 by C.O. Perry, a wealthy San Francisco banker. The home underwent a $30 million restoration to retain its original architectural detail while bringing the property into the 21st century. Secluded on Belvedere Island's southeastern crest, the Greek Revival-style masterpiece offers unobstructed 270-degree views that encompass the San Francisco city skyline, the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges, Angel Island and the picturesque waters of the bay.
"Smartly, the headboard allows the men's team to orient the bed to the view of the city versus back to the living room as the women and Dan have done," said Vern Yip, judge on HGTV's Design Star. The unique headboard is a shelving structure of open cubbies, perfect for displaying decor. The green striped bed cover adds color to the white shelves, walls and sheets. The shelving unit acts as a room divider, but the see-through element creates a spacious feel.
The design goal in the family room was to maximize seating using stylish and comfortable pieces, so designers set up the main seating area with a custom, gray velvet sofa, a pair of velvet, pin-stripe wingback chairs and a par of wood framed swivel chairs. For a punch of pattern, they layered a zebra print cowhide rug under a brass and glass cocktail table, while a rectangular Swarovski crystal chandelier brings glam into the space without blocking the view of the city below. Finally, an element of art was added to the large TV wall with metallic gold and silver discs that perfectly finish off the design of the room.
This beautiful Asian spa in spired master bathroom is the ultimate place to relax in this on-the-go city. Twenty six floors above the Las Vegas Strip, this bathroom feels like a quick trip to their orient. The double sink vanity is custom made from zebra wood, which gives the space a more authentic look. A large soaker tub is tucked away behind a small wall so that bathers can still enjoy the view from the sky, but are also given a bit of privacy. The accents in the space also help to give it that private, spa feel. The koi fish on the wall bring in the Asian inspiration, while the cherry ladder shelving houses spa essentials as well as antique Asian accessories.
A reminder that Atlanta environs can suddenly go from concrete jungle to tree-filled, natural oasis in a split second, this longtime area standard, Ray's on the River is an especially worthwhile stop in good weather (i.e. spring or fall) when you can dine on crab cakes, lobster mac and cheese, shrimp and grits and other high-end spins on comfort food with a relaxing view of the Chattahoochee River. Ray's is especially beloved as a buffet-style brunch option and while the prices are high and service can be uneven, for a special, scenic meal that takes in the city's natural beauty, it can be a worthwhile stop.
The Noho Duplex in New York City has street level entry. With the windows on the front exterior of the space, this left little room for privacy in the home's previous design. The homeowners wanted an industrial feel for their home, so they wanted to stick with a more modern design and didn't want the clutter of having to hang curtains to get privacy, so designers created a two-fold privacy plan. First, they replaced the homes existing windows with frosted paned windows to obscure the view from the street. Then, they added custom fabricated, full height, glazed steel bi-fold doors with frosted glass panels to create a sort of "foyer" in the space. These doors are retractable, so once the family is in for they night, they can fold up the doors and enjoy the open spaces in their home.