Palm trees provide texture and interest along the walkway to this new two-story home in Lido Key, Florida. The landscape design also brings together an extensive walkway and serene water feature. The front of the home receives natural light through the windows on the first and second floors.
This entry greets guests and homeowners alike with a historic atmosphere. Traditional features like the antique chandelier, oriental rug and built in shelving bring a traditional feel without looking too dated.
A closer look at the front of the home reveals a stone path flanked by flowers. As they wait to be greeted, guests can take a seat on the bench or stop to smell the roses -- or the hydrangeas, or the petunias.
A contemporary, concrete walkway leads through the gap in the retaining wall to the elegant, contemporary front door. The textured glass on the front door, as well as the retaining wall, lend some privacy to the home.
This front entryway features modern front door with insulated glass, gray interior walls, white oak floating bench, natural dark hardwood floors, and recessed lighting which leads to a staircase with wrought iron railing.
The blend of textures in soothing neutral tones create a mix that is very inviting and balanced in this industrial front entryway. Originally, the home had two separate circular stairs units, one to get the basement, and one to access the Crows Nest above. By deleting one and fabricating a new larger circular stair that goes from Crows Nest to the multipurpose room below, an open space was created that is functional and interesting.
The orientation of this home on the property demands two paths to the front door: one from the drive and another from the street. Steppers lead through a small opening between large spruce trees and across a series of three thermal granite bridges to a formal granite patio, complete with welcoming seating.