The entry gate to this luxurious 18,000-square-foot Miami Beach estate provides a hint to the opulence found within. The Mediterranean Revival structure, originally constructed in 1937, has undergone a full renovation and restoration both indoors and out.
The homeowner wanted a landscape and outdoor entertainment space that would do justice to his exquisite Lake Minnetonka home and enhance opportunities for high level business meetings and entertaining family and friends.
The pink stucco gates, carvings, statuary and lush foliage give a hint at what's inside the walls of this stunning Beverly Hills property. An 800-foot winding drive leads to a 19-bedroom luxury home with rolling, manicured grounds. Named The Beverly House, the home was built in 1927 and designed by architect Gordon Kaufmann.
A wide stone arch leads to the manicured courtyard of this Spanish-style home in Austin. Terra cotta roofing, lanterns and weathered woods work hand-in-hand to evoke the feel of a timeless Mediterranean estate.
A masonry fence is part of an award-winning transformation of a degraded ranch in Texas by Ten Eyck Landscape Architects. The area leads into a garden with native grasses, pecan trees, Apache plume and salvias.
Large, shallow stone stairs transition from the sidewalk to the entry of this enchanting Italian style home. The light neutral exterior is beautifully complimented with rich wood details like the entry gate, front door and garage door. Shrubs, trees and grass add lush, natural color and create levels in the landscaping.
Even the driveway of this luxurious Miami Beach estate, known as Terra Veritatis, is spectacular. Lighted palms mark the path to the arched entry gate. Intricate detailing on the exterior wall reflects the design of the Mediterranean Revival mansion itself.
Branden and Raynie Williams of Williams Estates say, “The look is completed with a beautiful main gate, which could either be a heavy, reclaimed wood or iron." This is an especially good idea if you have young children or pets that play in the front yard, or just want extra privacy and security.
Located in Charleston, S.C., this garden takes advantage of its southern exposure by offering a balanced pair of grass rugs, perfect for viewing the nearby ocean from carefully placed benches. A red brick pathway is lined by low hedges for a crisp, well-manicured look.