Red barrel-tiled awnings and white stucco exterior give this space a Spanish flair. Standard brick steps give way to concrete pavers that evoke the Moorish influence of southern Spain for this guesthouse. Three sets of double doors that open from floor to ceiling keep the guesthouse open to cooling breezes.
When a client had Bill Fry Construction convert an old garage into a guesthouse, she chose open shelving to showcase books and art. Because the space isn't the home's primary kitchen, less storage is needed. In a busier kitchen, careful editing is the key to making open shelving work.
A vaulted ceiling, beautiful chandelier and various furnishings and accents bring this transitional guesthouse bedroom together. A TV cabinet with an automated lift keeps the television hidden while not in use and the many windows let in plenty of light.
This guesthouse bedroom features pink walls but amps up the color when it comes to the bed linens. Hues of red and orange add appeal in the comforter and pillows while a built-in dresser provides functionality.
This guesthouse includes a living area, dinette and open kitchen. With floor-to-ceiling windows and views to the garden, light fills the room throughout the day. This open-concept home is family-friendly yet maintains a contemporary feel.
Glass french doors lead to a private patio and allow for natural light to pour into this airy guest house living room. A bright white living room set is set up next to a charming little fireplace adding a cozy touch.
This adorable beach cottage in Montecito, California was built in 1929. It includes one bedroom and 1.5 bathrooms, and a sweet guesthouse. In the terraced backyard, rolling lawns stretch down to the ocean and there's also a petite swimming pool.
Situated on a 35-acre lot, this amazing residence includes a guesthouse as well as a caretaker's house, and features sweeping valley and mountain views. The architecture is low-slung with curved facades, the buildings and landscaping carefully constructed to be harmonious with one another.
Summertide, the Crystal Bay, Nev., estate once owned by billionaire Howard Hughes, sits on 5.5 acres along Lake Tahoe. The estate has 500 feet of lake frontage, a 2,518-square-foot main house, a 1,343-square-foot guesthouse and a separate four-car garage. The property has only had one other owner since Hughes.
A stone fireplace cozies up the living room in the main house of billionaire Howard Hughes’ former estate, Summertide. With 500 feet of frontage on Lake Tahoe in Crystal Bay, Nev., the 5.5-acre estate has a 2,518-square-foot main house, a 1,343-square-foot guesthouse, a detached four-car garage and a pier and buoy for enjoying the lake.
The actual containers used in this home are concealed behind the duplex, and mirror each other, just as the duplex units mirror each other with two bedrooms and three bathrooms. Similarly to designer Patrice Rios’ own container, these function as either an office or guesthouse. Neither contains a bathroom, but there’s easy access to one on the first floor of each unit. Rios is currently designing another duplex in the city that will incorporate shipping containers inside the home.