To complement the Colonial architecture of this historic home, built in 1911, the garden is organized in French parterre style. The design is intended to act as a visual link between the house and its natural surroundings.
Across the courtyard from this historic, Los Feliz home is a newly constructed, two-story building that houses the family's garage and library. The building is protected from the sun by a sunshade that lets in just the right amount of light.
To maintain the 1929 home's historic charm, designers made sure to honor the character of the home while modernizing the kitchen. To do this, they chose clean finishes for the kitchen with the classic, white subway tile, white cabinets, Cristallo quartzite countertops and clear, schoolhouse shades. These details keep the space feeling bright and airy. To maximize the function of the space and give the homeowners the open concept design they desired, designers opened up the wall between the kitchen and dining room to create visual continuity throughout the spaces.
Even the home office produces an air of elegance with intricately carved furnishings, a coffered ceiling and a candelabra chandelier. Built-in wood bookshelves blend in with the fireplace surround and desk for a cohesive look.
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.
Located on the southern end of Vancouver Island, the impressive 43 acre estate features traditional European style with stuccoed walls, handcrafted stone work and a concrete tiled roof. The 10,000 square foot home includes seven bedrooms, six full bathrooms and two half bathrooms.
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.
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.
Step inside this historic Alexandria estate and be welcomed by a bright, open foyer with preserved architecture and wooden craftsmanship. This inviting colonial home features light-toned hardwood flooring, windows with classic wooden shutters and an arched doorway that leads to the carpet-lined stairs.
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.
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.