Out-swinging garage doors carry on the Gothic theme found in other architectural elements of this home and add excitement to a previously overlooked space. Now a carriage house, the space is home to a sleek and well-appointed guest suite.
Hume Castle located in northern California boasts stone walls and arches with grand wooden doors, true to the medieval era. Ornate candle chandeliers provide lighting throughout the home, bringing out the richness of the wood.
Castle-like details adorn this traditional home office, which features a triptych of Gothic windows, elaborate crown molding and an intricately wrought door with iron detailing. Tall bookshelves match the room's soaring dimensions.
This unique "cocktail pool" is flanked by two dramatic bronze fountain scuppers as well as a limestone fireplace. Custom pavers and painted brick walls are softened by warm landscape elements, including a pair of potted topiaries sculpted to mimic the Gothic lines of an arched door reached by custom iron stairs.
Dark-stained built-in bookshelves encircle this cozy space, creating a traditional study with ample desktop space for working. A swagged window treatment tops an exterior door that leads to a picturesque balcony. The home, built in 1870, features restored original details and updates that suit the needs of a modern family.
Designer Tiffany Brooks was inspired by the Gothic architecture of churches found in Texas for HGTV Smart Home 2019. This inspiration permeates the home down to details like the traditional metal pulls on this floating wood vanity that bring to mind church doors.