It's hard to tell where this beachfront condo's balcony ends and the ocean begins! A rustic driftwood-hued table and two chairs the color of the ocean make this the perfect spot for al fresco dining, sipping cocktails, or just enjoying the bracing salt air.
Contemporary double french doors open to an alfresco dining room on this gorgeous second-story stone balcony with a wood beamed roof. Furnishings are kept simple with a round glass table flanked by four neutral chairs. Potted plants line the railing of the patio and serve as a lush green frame to the desert view.
The flat projection aluminum awning over this balcony makes the space feel like an additional room. A metallic coffee table is positioned between two gray barrel chairs and a reclaimed wooden bench, while a metal wire railing encloses the space.
A stone tile patio encircles an in-ground pool in the backyard of this elegant home. Palm trees surrounding the space give a warm, tropical feel and add color against the neutral exterior tones. The landscaping and natural rock wall sections create a gorgeous collection of texture.
Blue and gray patterned chair cushions add a touch of color against the neutral tones in this balcony design and the green from the surrounding palms. Natural wood creates a beautiful ceiling decoration over this sitting space and the circular fire pit area. A short wrought iron railing keeps the space feeling open and leaves an unobstructed view of the beautiful bay.
A full wall opens up to connect this living room to the balcony giving it an even more spacious design. Blue velvet arm chairs add a pop of color against the neutral color scheme. Matching cabinets create a mirrored look around the fireplace. The tray ceiling and traditional style furniture are echoed on the balcony to tie the spaces together.
Rich polished wood creates a warm frame for this inviting balcony. Wicker armchairs are topped with plush red tufted cushions creating a nice color contrast to the forrest green siding. A matching wicker table with glass top separates the chair for a simple and intimate set up.
An exposed wood ceiling design decorates this balcony ceiling overlooking the tiled fire pit centered in the space. Curved benches his the edge of the balcony allowing occupants to enjoy both the beautiful bay view and the fire. A mix of dark and light neutral floor tiles blends perfectly the aesthetic of the exterior design.
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 brick driveway adds texture leading up to the smooth front exterior of the home. Potted trees and mirrored garden sections frame the way to the arched wood front doors. Above the door, columns support the covered balcony. Exterior lighting illuminated both stories for a warm finish.
The design intent for this urban exterior was to design a version of a traditional brownstone, and to give an appreciative nod to the history and architecture of the older part of town, with an updated look that has an eye towards the future of the community. One of the ways this was achieved was by using an interesting mix of materials. Brick, stucco, custom millwork paneling and cornice detailing, and custom iron details complete the look.
The eight bedroom, nine-and-a-half bath house is nestled on two-and-a-half acres within the gated Makiki Kai estate. A spacious covered terrace blends outdoor and indoor living and frames the city skyline.