A lovely water feature at the front entrance to the beach home includes a rainfall aspect that trickles into the water below. A concrete walkway divides the water feature to provide a pathway to the front door, with a rocky terrain surrounding the water.
Mediterranean architectural themes are seen everywhere in this impressive yet very casual home. The half-round Spanish arches are seen throughout the interior and exterior and really tie the building together, defining spaces such as this elegant front entrance.
This city home originally had failing retaining walls and an unwelcoming entryway. After a front yard makeover, large, decorative boulders, new stairs and sun-loving plants now guide visitors to the front door.
Tuscan tiles on the stair risers and a Classical arcade at the entry give this Mediterranean-inspired home instant flair. Lush plantings surround the house, furthering its visual ties to the Italian countryside.
Inspired by the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright and combined with subtle nods to airplane design, the front facade of HGTV Green Home 2011 serves up both style and comfort. When evening falls, recessed lights illuminate the front step. An aluminum lantern in a bronze finish adds a contemporary touch at the front entry.