Made with comfort and lightness in mind, this master bedroom has a combination of styles. The large seascape painting gives the illusion of a window to the sea, while the old wood beams give the room a ranch look and feel. A gray and yellow patterned comforter adds a small touch of color while keeping with the calm, neutral theme.
Here is a clever and fun way to make a steep incline in your yard more accessible. A connecting chain of wooden steps and a long rope allow you and your children to easily navigate a sloped section of your yard while providing exercise at the same time.
A sleek, simple, sweeping, inclined arc, providing expansive views of the surrounding mountains and ocean vista, forms this modern home design. A glass building perimeter utilizing numerous operable openings enhances the seamless indoor-outdoor relationship.
The exercise room also includes a digital incline trainer treadmill for a good cardio workout, with a screen for surfing the web, watching TV, or working out anywhere in the world (like running on the beach in Malibu).
A natural rock retaining wall supports the midcentury modern home exterior against the gentle incline of the yard. The lush green of the grass, planted shrubs and ornamental grass adds life and texture to the smooth brown house. At the lower, flat end of the yard, a courtyard is set up with an outdoor dining table and chairs.
As in most all homes of this period, just past the kitchen is a small borning room. While you may not be inclined to use the room for its originally intended purpose, it could be a cozy spot for reading or napping. Originally built in 1665 in Billerica, Mass., this Pilgrim-era saltbox garrison home is believed to be one of the oldest homes in the country. It was dismantled and reconstructed board-by-board in Gilmanton, N.H.
Granite slabs are the gold standard in stone countertops, but those slabs don’t come cheap, and the installation of the slabs isn’t going to be any easier to stomach, either. If you really want the look and feel of granite, though, you can still get it at a fraction of the cost with granite tiles. You don’t even have to source the material yourself: You can order kits online from Lazy Granite, and if you are disinclined to DIY, hire a tile installer to finish the job. You will still come out far ahead financially than you would have if you’d laid out the money for those granite slabs!