This Tarzana, California, hacienda features open living spaces and park-like grounds, complete with a covered patio, pool and barbecue pavilion. The newly built, Mediterranean-style home also has a gated entry and oversized garage with extra parking. From the street, sleek iron railings give a hint to the contemporary interiors.
A clean-lined pool and hot tub rest behind this Mediterranean-inspired Austin home with contemporary styling. Large windows and sliding doors provide sweeping views of the surrounding Texas Hill Country. The stone exterior and tile roof preserve the home's traditional feel, while the sleek, straight lines update it for the 21st century.
The Tuscan-inspired home has an Old World feel while maintaining a contemporary floor plan. Designed by Don Sharp with Sharp Design Studio, the Tampa Bay showcase home for 2014 has won many design awards including a national Aurora award for best single family design in the $500,001-$750,000 category and Parade of Home awards.
A stone accent wall with a large arched opening provides a focal point in this Austin living room, which combines clean, contemporary architectural lines with Tuscan-inspired design elements. Dark trim continues on the ceiling beams. Traditional furniture is anchored by an area rug, creating a cozy conversation zone.
A glass wall with a pocket door fully retracts, opening this transitional living space to the outdoors and the breathtaking view. A marble fireplace, beamed ceiling and wide-plank French oak floors warm the space and connect to the Mediterranean-inspired architecture, while contemporary furnishings give the room a chic, up-to-the-minute vibe.
Wide doorways throughout this sprawling Newport Coast, California, estate open the interior spaces to a series of covered and uncovered patios and courtyards. The entire home is designed for easy entertaining, and also to take advantage of the beautiful outdoor setting and panoramic ocean views. Here, a traditional lantern complements the Mediterranean architecture and contrasts nicely with contemporary and clean-lined furnishings.
The sleek home bar in this sprawling Newport Coast, California, estate could just as easily be inside a chic urban nightclub. The Mediterranean-style home is ready for entertaining both indoors and out, with multiple living spaces and courtyards that offer ample seating and spots for guests to gather. Behind this bar, shelving is uplit for a contemporary and striking effect.
A marble courtyard gives grand presence to the muted and elegant interiors of this Newport Coast, California, estate. The Mediterranean-inspired architecture continues indoors through the use of rustic ceiling beams and wrought iron balconies, though the rooms have contemporary flair. Arched openings used throughout this courtyard also are repeated inside. The roof hinted at above features 300-year-old ceiling tiles reclaimed from an Italian castle.
An outdoor living room features a mix of design elements, from the reclaimed woods on the coffee table and ceiling beams to the clean, contemporary lines of the woven and upholstered seating. The space is sited to take advantage of the sweeping coastal views, and it also opens to the indoors via a wide retractable glass wall that slides into a pocket door. Traditional lanterns light the space, giving a nod to the Mediterranean architecture.
Clean lines and contemporary furniture mix with traditional lighting and Mediterranean design details in this California dining room. Curved lines create harmony in the space, from the arched doorways to the recessed ceiling dome to the round mirror above a modern console. Black and white art is a theme that carries through other rooms in the home's 11,000-square-foot interior. A wall-size pocket door opens this space to one of a series of outdoor courtyards.
This modern Tuscan-style kitchen pays homage to the traditional details associated with the design through its use of color, architecture and accessories. Wood rafters help enclose the kitchen, while exposing the cathedral ceilings and intricate, artistic murals along the walls and ceilings. Simple wrought iron fixtures showcase Old World appeal with a contemporary edge. With massive wooden beams, terra-cotta tiles from Italy and hand-painted frescoes of Italian vineyards — this kitchen cooks up Italian flavor from floor to ceiling. But it's the bread warmer and wine cellar that stores up to 1,800 bottles that make this an Italian paradise. Appliances include two Miele dishwashers, a vegetable steamer, a built-in espresso machine and a five-burner Thermador stove.