A skylight above the bar area along with picturesque windows pours natural light into this living area, while also providing beautiful views of the Arizona desert. While the exterior of the home features an Old World style, a soft gray interior and sleek, curvy furniture create a contemporary interior that remains light and bright.
Enamored with contemporary design, the shell of a single-family ranch was renovated to be the home of their dreams. Living by the water, the design was harmonious with a vision of crisp horizontal lines, a consistent design feature carried through the exterior to the interior. An open floor plan focuses on comfort and luxurious essentials.
Located in the historic Bungalow Heights neighborhood of Sarasota, Fla., this single-story home was designed to embrace an indoor-outdoor lifestyle. A variety of tropical trees and plants in the front yard help soften the modern exterior and mitigate intrusive noises.
Located just 35 miles from the heart of Boston, this oceanfront home offers a panoramic view of the surrounding dunes and water. Windows stretch wall-to-wall on the home's exterior, illuminating it at night. A stone wall lines the perimeter of the property.
The expansive deck and exterior accent wall give the structure a more substantial rustic look and the deck more than doubles the living space. Visit during the summer months so you can spend some serious quality time with the comfy deck chairs.
From this side of the garden, guests can see that the home is two-stories tall and features a wood frame structure, gable roof and two porches. Palmetto trees flank the exterior for a true South Carolina look -- all that's missing is the classic crescent moon.
To the side of this wood home exterior a matching wood pergola is grounded in a natural rock base. Lush plant life gives appealing texture and color to frame the stone walkway traveling through the grass and under the pergola.
Add personality to basic, clear glass votives by cutting paper world maps to size, wrapping them around the exterior and securing them in place with a bead of silicone or spray adhesive. For safety reasons, strictly use battery-operated candles instead of wax ones.
Popularly referred to as "The Flintstone House," this free-form, single-family residence is an iconic landmark in Hillsborough, CA. Built in the late '70s, the eclectic home incorporates a unique series of domes to naturally coincide with the surrounding hillside. At the same time, its bright orange exterior offers a striking visual contrast with the rest of the property.
Once guests pass through the exterior gates, they enter a large courtyard. This courtyard contains a grill, bar and fire pit. This permanent, custom built fire pit has marble ledges that allow the fixture to double as a coffee table, making this space the perfect place to entertain-no matter the season.
This powder bathroom doubles as the pool bathroom, with an exterior door to the deck and pool as well as a door into the home's living room. To match the treehouse theme used throughout the home's decor, the backsplash is made of wood pieces and the designers chose a glass leaf sink.
Linking the home and its garden and blurring the line between the two is part of what makes this garden design so successful. Details like the bountiful window box filled with flowers and plants and the raised beds close to the home beautifully connect interior and exterior and give this space its unique mix of elegance and coziness.
Pink stucco is a common exterior choice for the Mediterranean style home. Clay roof tiles are often used in warmer regions both to add beauty and keep the home cool. Angel statues an ornate concrete fence border greet guests and create a sense of luxury and elegance to the front space.
With the abundance of light spilling in from the disappearing sliding glass doors, the poolside cabana could easily function as a sun-drenched studio. The pergola awning and "welcome mat" of large flagstones set in gravel add tasteful touches to the contemporary wood-clad exterior of this beautiful indoor / outdoor space.
The artistic lap pool and fire pit are encased within a meticulously designed patio of gorgeous warm-toned wood, matching the shiplap wood cladding that features on portions of the home exterior. Surrounded by palms, bamboo and privacy hedges, the balconies and patios promise seclusion below and panoramic ocean views above.
We catch a glimpse of the minimalist modern Lago-a-Lago through a rain curtain, a unique feature of the spa pool in the central courtyard. Exterior design features of the home include limestone for an impressive and tasteful finish, concrete tile clean roof lines and Hartman hurricane-impact mahogany windows.
The custom-designed she-shed provides 80 square feet of privacy that Wijaya envisioned as a yoga studio, art studio or private workspace. Regardless of the eventual use, it "provides extra space and functionality for the homeowners," she notes. Plus, the exterior's shutters and flower window box are especially inviting.
A light pressed gravel walkway gently curves through textural ornamental grass to lead to the front entry of the home. The natural texture and color is perfect for adding life to the smooth home exterior. A natural rock wall supports a higher level of the yard.