This home is divided into three levels, linked both through the interior and through external stairwells and terraces. The property is surrounded by mature palms and lush landscaping, creating privacy for the lower levels.
This custom project was built as the clients' "forever home." The uniquely designed entry system leads the visitor to four separate landings as the stairs wind around and turn from concrete to "floating steel" stairs towards the top. The concrete was formed to give it a unique detail, and there are two integrated planters along the way up as well. Inside, the home offers a three-stop elevator, two-sided fireplace, 26' exposed steel I-beam, spa-like master bath and hand fabricated custom perforated steel handrails.
The front of this elegant, modern house is made of mostly glass so that the homeowner can enjoy the view of the Hill Country that their home overlooks. Exterior lighting and a large patio with steps make the home's access to its hilly surroundings much easier to navigate, further connecting this home with its beautiful environment.
The house is nestled into masses of Hydrangea and windswept grasses. The full plant life gives natural color, texture and levels to the landscaping. The textured siding creates a nice finish against the smooth look of the white home outline and balcony stairs.
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.
This home's black wrought iron railing and banister enhance the entryway without blocking the look of the brick exterior and columned front porch. The porch, which has a curved portico, was created by Atlanta Decking & Fence.
Permeable pavement was used at the driveway and entrance court of an Idaho home to collect stormwater/snow melt runoff and allow infiltration, says Eric Venclik with Arentz Landscape Architects. The home is anchored to the site through the use of ledge stairs and rock outcroppings. Large flanking boulders create pockets for colorful plantings during the short growing season.