This Florida home combines four cabins connected by covered walkways, creating a treehouse-like atmosphere. The walkways are made with ipe decking, while a metal roof and board-and-batten siding evoke old Florida architecture.
Beautiful tropical landscaping frames the front of the HGTV Smart Home 2013. The Florida home features a covered porch, beautiful tropical landscaping, and a paver driveway to a matching detached garage.
Grass is planted between large pavers to soften the hardscaping, and the walkway creates a contemporary, geometric entry to this modern Florida home. Sleek landscape lighting and palm trees line the pathway.
Bright orange wood siding adds a bold burst of color to this Florida home. The contemporary white exterior is punctuated with warm wood columns and a rustic wood doors, creating a welcoming, tropical look.
A wide shot of the home's exterior shows the magnificent features of the backyard. A wrap-around porch accommodates a dining area and outdoor kitchen, glass walls create seamless transitions from outdoor to indoor, and a deep porch overhang provides shade and blocks sunlight from heating interior spaces. The lounge area by the pool is perfect for relaxing and sunbathing.
Island-style design elements like deep balconies and rich wood soffits combine with more contemporary features like a flat roofline with a large overhang at this stunning Florida home. The look is fresh, bright and unique.
It's hard to believe from the outside that this mansion, right on the beach in Longboat Key, Florida, isn't a historic home somewhere in Europe. With six bedrooms, six bathrooms and all the amenities, it's a sight to see.
This 16-mile-long, half-mile-wide island is the epitome of wealth and extravagance. In times past, it served as the winter home to the Vanderbilts, the Kennedys, the Rockefellers and other millionaires. True to form, the town still features some of Florida’s finest hotels, restaurants and shops, as well as beautiful beaches. Perched next to the Gulf Stream, this beach town also enjoys the extra benefit of warm blue water and gentle breezes.
A beach lover’s heaven, Key West is one of the most enchanting of the 1,700 islands that make up the Florida Keys. It’s also the southernmost city in the continental US. The beaches in Key West are ideal for swimming and snorkeling, and fishing is allowed off the piers at most beaches. Enjoy these activities at Fort Zachary Taylor State Park, Florida’s southernmost state park -- and one of its most beautiful spots -- that’s home to wide stretches of sand and tranquil waters. We recommend renting a 2-person, glass-bottom kayak if you’re looking for a fun but romantic escape.
This Florida home is designed to seamlessly combine the indoors and out with large windows and sliding glass doors that open the interior living spaces to the patio. Balconies provide additional outdoor space to relax and enjoy the coast.
Native and Florida-friendly plant materials frame the front of HGTV Smart Home 2013. Paying homage to classic shingle architectural style, the Florida home features a beautiful front porch, bright teal door and mosaic tile stair risers.
This Mediterranean home is updated with contemporary front door and and exterior lighting. The updated contemporary fiberglass front door pairs with the Mediterranean style of the exterior for a juxtaposition that is a instant update.
This luxury home in Florida is a tropical oasis, complete with lake and golf course views. The five-bedroom estate features a resort-like pool and spa, lush landscaping and meticulous details and finishes. A west-facing lanai offers easy access to the pool, fountains and outdoor kitchen and bar.
Looking to boost their home’s curb appeal, these Miami homeowners chose a product called Select HD by DuPont and ForeverLawn. The synthetic fiber blades are not just one shade of green but rather several varying colors, which creates a more realistic look.