Through the custom wrought iron gate, a large paver driveway leads the way to this exquisite country estate set on 43 acres in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The property boasts breathtaking panoramic views of the natural Fiord of Finlayson Arm and the Saanich Inlet and includes an infinity-edge pool, terrace with a fire pit, guest suite and a spacious garage that car enthusiasts can only dream of, just to name a few.
Though constructed in 1843, this historic home on Beaufort's 511 Prince Street looks brand new thanks to impeccable preservation. Once they enter through the iron gate, visitors can take a seat on the bench and enjoy the view up close.
To create a smooth transition from the main road, the landscape architects opted for a gravel driveway instead of an asphalt one. Because the material is more natural than the alternative, it also thoughtfully complements the property's trees and shrubbery.
You won't find many empty corners in this historic home; instead, all of its nooks and crannies are filled with interesting architectural details, like adobe-style fireplaces and carved statues. In this living space, an oil painting and antique candelabras complement the more traditional elements.
A light, yellow color and the new, open concept floor plan helped to modernize the dining room of this historic home, but the exposed beams and traditional furniture in the space maintain the integrity of the home's Tudor design. This elegant blend is highlighted by the natural light that pours into the home from the large French doors at the back of the space.
A view above the historic, Colonial style mansion in Asheville, NC. The three-story, 6500 sq. ft. home, listed on the National Registry, sits on a large landscaped lot with mature trees and a wraparound drive way.
In order to maintain its historic authenticity, designer Erica Riggio selected period paint colors for the exterior of this renovated 1920s bungalow. The updated landscaping incorporates native plants to create a lush entrance to the home.
Completely refurbished in 2007, the mansion epitomizes the classical style. The building materials were taken from other historical homes, now gone, such as the Mansion of the Count of Romanos and the ancient German Embassy.
This 6500 sq. ft. mansion in Asheville, NC, is listed on the National Registry and sits on a 200-degree western sunset view knoll, just minutes from downtown. The Colonial style home features nine bedrooms and eleven baths.
The kitchen in this restored Gothic Revival mansion features white cabinetry that extends almost to the ceiling for maximized storage. A pair of windows ushers in the natural light that reflects off the nearby harbor. Dark hardwood and traditional details throughout call attention to the home's late 1800s roots.
Located in the historic “Professorville” district of Palo Alto, Calif., this brick bungalow sits on a lot of less than ¼-acres. Subsequently, the Zeterre Landscape Architecture team needed to carve out a garden retreat that complemented the home, preserved its native plants and exuded the Japanese style the owners so desired.
This farmhouse, built in the 1800s, sits just off of Main Street in a town outside of the Catskill Mountains. With tall trees and green pastures all around, the country home looks charming even at a distance.
By stripping the farmhouse's additions back to their frames, the architects were able to remove all extraneous decorative elements. In turn, the two gabled forms now read more forcefully and without distraction, which better complements the home's original architecture.
From this side of the garden, guests can see that the home is two-stories tall and features a wood frame structure, gable roof and two porches. Palmetto trees flank the exterior for a true South Carolina look -- all that's missing is the classic crescent moon.