The entry to the Villa Toscana has an enchanting carriage-style garage area. This Tuscan-Mediterranean waterfront home boasts a covered balcony, stone-paved courtyard and dark wood shutters that accent the home's light-colored exterior.
A clean-lined upholstered bed is neutral yet distinguished in this lovely transitional bedroom. Ceiling beams and French oak hardwood flooring are earthy elements that help connect the transitional space to the home's Tuscan-inspired architecture. A tone-on-tone palette of soft beiges, whites and grays creates an overall restful, peaceful effect.
By using matching or complementary veneer materials to that of the home on this courtyard fireplace feature, it allowed it to blend harmoniously. The Spanish Cotto Terra Cotta is used as the mantle and hearth, with the antique brick veneer surrounding the fireplace box and the base of the view-port openings. However, it was the plantings that provided the critical contrast in colors and offered a serene atmosphere to this outdoor 'room'.
Although simple in design, the wrought iron crossing over the wall openings matched the wrought iron on the Juliet balconies.
Double doors allow tons of natural light and open up to a Mediterranean courtyard. Soft creams and whites create a breezy atmosphere, while a traditional area rug, iron chandelier and dark wood bathroom vanity add visual weight to the space.
This spacious courtyard has plenty of space for entertainment in style. A second level balcony leads down to the pool terrace, complete with a checkerboard pattern of grass and cement and plenty of established landscaping.
The open courtyard features an elegant southwestern style with an adobe-style fireplace, stucco walls, exposed wood beams and terracotta tile floors. Comfortable furniture surrounds the fireplace, creating a welcoming outdoor gathering space.
This outdoor courtyard area features a wooden picnic table with bench seating and sliding glass doors that lead to the interior spaces. A second floor balcony with a wire mesh and wooden railing provides an overhead view of the space.
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.
A long rectangular swimming pool is surrounded by soothing water features and a stone patio. Grass softens the flagstone walkway that leads to the hot tub and lawn. The house blends the indoors and out with an open courtyard and balcony.
This 11,000-square-foot Mediterranean modern home in Newport Coast, California, offers luxurious living both indoors and out, with 300-year-old roof tiles reclaimed from an Italian castle and a grand courtyard with 180-degree views of Catalina Island, Newport Harbor and more. The Tuscan-styled estate features pristine landscaping and transitional interiors that join the old with the new in a chic, stylish way.