In an open-plan concept, designers strive not only to create separate zones within one large space but to make the end result feel cohesive. In this home, the designers at Carlton Architecture + DesignBuild did both with finesse. “We divided individual spaces with furniture groupings and circulation. Common materials such as steel, rift sawn white oak cabinetry, and dark stained oak floors are used to unify the three areas,” they explain.
The expansive covered porch takes on all the luxurious features of a living room with laid-back armchairs, a stone fireplace and a ceiling fan. The space also includes a grill and sink to complete the outdoor entertaining possibilities.
This cheerful aqua bathroom reflects youth and vintage Hollywood glamor — perfect for a teen girl. The room manages to feel simultaneously fun and sophisticated, ensuring it can grow with the girl through later teenage years.
A sleek, linear mantel floats above a built-in fireplace on the stunning stone accent wall in this striking master bedroom. Crisp white bedding is invigorated with a splash of red, and an angled wood ceiling lends warmth to the space.
Rising three stories tall, this beautiful Mediterranean-style home presides over its backyard and pool like a noble Spanish castle. Balconies, patios and a lush lawn maximize use of the home's outdoor space.
This sunken wine cellar is a completely hidden room that can't be seen from anywhere within the home — large wooden bookcases in the hallway conceal it. Once the homeowners invite you in, the curved steps leading down into the room will keep you in suspense until you come around the corner. What a nice surprise!
This sunken bar is a completely hidden room that can't be seen from anywhere within the home. The secret space is concealed by bookcases in the hallway. Contemporary touches spice up the room's stunning Old World design.
A large stone archway connects the kitchen and living room in this elegant home. Travertine tile carries from the dining area and kitchen into the living room, giving the home a sense of cohesion and fluidity.