The home was originally built in 1921, but extensive renovations has brought the space up to date for modern times while maintaining the home's historic character. The estate includes a three-story main residence and a charming carriage-turned-guest house.
Hosts Drew Scott (right) and Jonathan Scott hope to find a family-friendly home with a gourmet kitchen and outdoor entertaining space that makes their clients feel "Welcome," while meeting their specific needs, tastes and budget.
Between two open, contemporary living rooms sits a cozy outdoor retreat. Open to the sun above, the pebble courtyard has privacy from two-story hedges on both sides. Sliding glass doors throughout the home allow for unobstructed views of the water and cityscape.
Board-and-batten siding is paired with a metal roof for a coastal Craftsman-style home in Florida. Ipe wood is used for the decking because it's a resilient choice for oceanfront houses. The house is surrounded by tropical plants, including mangraves, palms and scrub flora.
This Wyoming home sits in a natural clearing of a huge grove of aspen trees on a low lying lot situated between the Teton Range and the Snake River. A sluiceway, reminiscent of irrigation canals, brings water around the house, where an open porch is a perfect spot to relax and enjoy the natural surroundings.
When the natural light of day is gone, this beautiful Cypress home becomes the light in the darkness. Just as the large windows allow in plenty of natural light to enter the space during the day, the same windows make the home seem to glow at night.
The approach to this handsome vacation home in Hague, N.Y., is certainly scenic, with tall trees, rolling hills and Lake George visible in the distance. A winding drive follows the slope of the yard down to the garage, where there's plenty of space for guests to park their cars.
The open kitchen and living room offer a view to a third-level loft where the roof-like peak of the ceiling creates the feeling of another home within the home. The bunk beds are to the right of this reading nook.
The architects took a staged approach to the home's design. The front living room is a one story, gabled space, while the rear space is a two story space that houses the bedrooms. Connecting the two are a screened porch and other secondary spaces.
The entry door was painted a deep charcoal to give some contrast and a richer look to the interior space. This was much less expensive than replacing the door altogether and gave the paneled door a modern face lift to coordinate with the other updates around the house.
The five bedroom, five bathroom prairie style home has been fully restored to its original beauty but updated for today's living. Built from 1908-1912, there's a certain appreciation for the architectural details, including the gorgeous craftsman-style windows. The large reflecting pool adds a unique element to the design.
In addition to a main house with seven bedrooms and six baths, this expansive estate boasts a carriage house for guests on the edge of the property. Here, visitors can enjoy their own living room, kitchen and two bedrooms with an attached bath.