Located on the island of Kauai in Hawaii, this tropical-inspired home enjoys unobstructed views of the ocean and Poipu Kukui'ula Harbor. Board-and-batten exterior lends a coastal vibe to the space, which features covered parking and beautiful balconies.
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.
Rain gardens can even pop up and work effectively on parking lot areas. After removing asphalt, a rain garden basin could be built along this parking area of Totem Ocean Trailer Express, a shipping and cargo company at the Port of Tacoma, Washington. A traditional rain garden basin planting features a mix of shrubs, perennials and ground covers. The green container is a rain garden in a box. Rain gardens at this site handle roughly 250,000 gallons of rain water runoff annually, which reduces the amount of toxic pollutants washing into nearby Commencement Bay. If designers can build a working rain garden on a parking lot, you can make one work in your yard.
Imagine strolling down the street and discovering this charming, four-story home tucked away in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood. Though the brick exterior instantly evokes a sense of history, the matte black window trim and matching front door update the property for its new owners.
With a picturesque backdrop, little is required to create a party setting. Many parks or outdoor venues provide picnic tables and long benches or chairs. To add glamorous touches to your picnic, cover the table with a colorful fabric like this suzani print and layer it with a solid white tablecloth. A Moroccan wedding blanket or cozy throw on each bench creates a warm, comfortable place for guests to dine.
A movable fire bowl nestled into newly established colonies of bayberry, winterberry and fern extends the use of a Maine garden beyond dusk. Slabs of lichen and moss-covered granite are used as benches and form a firewood crib. The property is
within Acadia National Park along the west edge of Somes Sound on Maine’s Mount Desert Island. Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design won an American Society of Landscape Architects award for the entire project.
Local parks, vineyards and barns are good options for a winter picnic. Find a place that will allow you to reserve the area exclusively for your party. Make sure to visit the venue well ahead of time, taking note of amenities like BBQ areas, regulations and restrictions. Since weather is an extremely important factor when hosting outdoors, be sure there is a covered area in case of rain or snow.
A skirted table can soften a room, especially if you have other wood furniture, molding or beams. To save more money, hunt in the fabric remnant section, or use a white canvas or even a long tablecloth to cover the table and add a glass top. Parker Kennedy Living also added a round mirror to the top of the side table. Mirror companies often stock round mirrors, which is more affordable than having one cut to the size. "That’s a good way to get a lot of bang for the buck for a table under $50," said interior designer Lance Jackson. "It puts a little more custom look to it."
This 43-acre unique estate property is located in the beautiful Pemberton Valley, 5 minutes north of the village of Pemberton, 3 minutes from the Pemberton airport and just 25 minutes from the world class resort of Whistler, British Columbia. The majestic Pemberton Valley, known for its natural beauty, thriving agriculture industry and countless recreation opportunities is also quickly becoming an international equestrian centre.Nestled at the foot of the spectacular Mt. Currie, this private gated estate features a 6,850 square foot custom built home and a separate barn and caretakers suite. The main house includes everything you need – and a lot more. Featuring 4 bedrooms and 5-1/2 bath, a separate master suite wing, a gourmet kitchen, open concept living area with a separate games-room/bar, media room, wine cellar and triple bay garage with fourth bay, currently being used as a hobby room. An additional space, over the garage is being used as a secondary media room, but could easily be divided to add a gym and yoga studio.The separate barn is currently being used as a helicopter hangar and a space for recreation equipment, but has been designed for a 6-stall horse barn, complete with hay lofts, heating and full security. There is a 2 bedroom caretaker suite upstairs in the barn, featuring a full kitchen and bathroom. This fully secured estate has plenty of useable outdoor living space with landscaped gardens, a full-size pond, a salt water in-ground swimming pool and a paving stone automobile court in front of the home. This estate has been exquisitely finished while maintaining a comfortable homey feel - making it the perfect place to raise a family or to use as a recreational property.Features include: 2 fireplace(s), Gated Entry, security system, intercom / music system, separate guest quarters, three-car garage, here is a porte-cochere for one vehicle plus additional parking for up to 4 vehicles, Air conditioning, forced air heating systemInterior features include: this post and beam home has been exquisitely finished and features a gourmet kitchen, marble countertops in the kitchen and bathroom, vaulted ceilings with suspended walkway, large windows throughout.Views include: sunset, sunrise, mountain.Amenities include: health club, golf club, bike trails, equestrian facilities, walking trails, landing strip, salt water outoor swimming pool, covered outdoor hot tub.Built in 2003.2 stories, 6,850 approximate square feet. 2 buildings. Wood exterior. Metal roof.Architectural style: Farmhouse43.8 acre lot.Property features: 13 Rooms, 6 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms.