To separate the home's front entrance from the highway, designers built concrete walls to frame a small courtyard, using polygal and steel panels to create a bit of transparency on the side of the carport and as a small accent on the street side. Now, the entry circulation comes parallel to the driveway on the street side with bright red doors which match the front door and visually call visitors and clarify the entry sequence.
The home's front door opens into a neutral foyer. On one side, a staircase allows passage to the home's upper floors, while the other side is a clear path to the back patio. Several doors open off the hallway to allow access to other rooms on the first floor.
Homeowners wanted a modern redesign to their home's exterior, so designers kept the long front porch that meets the neighbors, but punctuated it with modern, vertical windows that penetrate the painted brick section of the home's front facade. Then, they added cedar siding to warm up the exterior space. Finally, a navy blue door adds a splash of color to the design of the home's front elevation.
Though the kitchen is newly renovated, the designers used warm wood cabinets to help it complement the home's Tudor architecture. A large island gives the owners plenty of room for meal prep and entertaining.
The exterior of this Spanish style home was designed with view in mind. From any room in the home, the family and their guests can relax on a balcony or patio that overlooks the infinity edge pool and the magnificent ocean beyond.
On the lake side of this newly renovated home, designers incorporated a patio into the home's entertainment space. The large back patio space includes a dining table with an umbrella, making the space usable even on sunny and drizzly days, as well as a lounge area with a view of the lake. Leading off from the patio, a landscaped walkway gives the homeowners safe passage to the lake below.
The swimming pool, which flows through the entryway and around dining and living spaces, is an integral part of this contemporary house's design. Walls open up to the outdoors creating a seamless transition to the natural surroundings.
Blending Balinese pod-style architecture with their own contemporary design aesthetics and placing it in a southwestern setting was no easy task, but Tate Studio Architects somehow makes it look effortless. Note how the home's neutral exterior perfectly complements the colors of the desert.
Five-year-old Julian Silva peeks into the driveway from the new side door of the family room, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper. Chip and Joanna Gaines rebuilt the crumbling wall and door to give the family a new entrance.
What beach house would be complete without a bright yellow door to match its sunny surroundings? An industrial railing with steel cables finishes off the balcony and provides an unexpected contrast to the natural landscaping.