Inside the poolhouse, windows let in the home's incredible ocean views. One window is made in a creative, garage-door style that rolls up and out of the way, allowing drinks and food to be passed through to the outside.
A long driveway wraps around the side of the house and leads to the owners' garage, tucked away on the side. A white-painted door both complements the window trim and stands out against the home's gray siding.
A swath of bright purple graces one plane of this modern home's exterior, drawing attention to a side garden. The renovated house features a commercial garage door, metal siding and new exterior lighting.
To add curb appeal to the front of this chic modern beauty, artificial turf swaps with low water landscaping on either side of the geometric walkway. Frosted glass is used for both the garage and front doors.
We found these small faux pine trees at a garage sale and turned them into something special by adding new baskets, satin ribbon, handmade ornaments and yarn garland. Mini pine trees are perfect for displaying by your front door; try adding one to each side of the entry to frame the door.
Offset and somewhat hidden away from the front of this majestic home is a side driveway and three spacious garage entrances for the homeowner. The garage doors are arched and fabricated from weathered wood to blend with the rest of the home. The landscaping here, as designed by Mark Scott and Associates, is simple but camouflages the utilitarian purposes of the space.
To connect the garage addition to the existing house, a spacious mudroom entry is built and filled with custom built-ins. Before the renovation, the family would enter the home through the side door that had no storage. Now, the space offers room for shoes, backpacks and coats.
HGTV hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines created this spacious and updated take on a cottage style home, with European influences, wood accents, a deep front porch, a large dormer and lots of room inside. The exterior mixes cream colored stucco with shutters painted in sage green. Other exterior highlights include gas-lantern sconces, a pergola-style trellis over the garage doors and landscaping that includes climbing jasmine.
Though the exterior details are modest, more emphasis was placed on the entry porch with a decorative balustrade and fluted columns, with the curved roof above.
Two wings with stone facing on either side of the front door ground the house while an angled garage wing responds to the natural contours of the landscape. Daniel Contelmo Architects also wanted to nestle the house at the proper grade allowing for ingress at the top of the slope, egress at the bottom, while keeping the mature tree adjacent to the entry.
The homeowners of this 1930s Tudor wanted a modest renovation to improve their kitchen and open the space to the rest of the house. As the project continued to evolve, renovations continued into to the family room, guest room, bathroom, main entry, sunroom, dining room, art room and a new breakfast room. The garage is laid out at an angle to the original family room, opening up the courtyard for vehicles and providing access to a mudroom door and the side turret entrance.