From any of the four bedrooms in this private villa, you're treated to incredible ocean views thanks to open walls and multiple outdoor spaces. The interior takes its design cue from its natural surroundings, featuring warm wood and fresh white accents.
Evening light highlights the gorgeous sunset view over the lake from this enchanting modern swimming pool with negative edge. In water lights give the pool water a blue glow against the neutral tones of the patio. Fire bowls add extra glow and compliment the warm lighting from the interior.
The tropical house features Craftsman style architecture and a metal roof. To create a cohesive design, many of the exterior materials, including board and batten and tongue and groove wood planking, are used in the interior spaces as well.
SPG Architects’ Casa Torcida, located in the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica, features expansive terraces and a pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The operable glass walls enclosing the living spaces can be opened, erasing the separation between interior and exterior. SPG juxtaposed bright, tropical colors against the neutral palette of the building materials.
Exterior sconces join the interior light shining through the windows to cast a warm glow over the outside of the home. A marble walkway leads from the house to the open patio with a fountain featured in the center. Ornamental grass and palm trees surround the marble creating an inviting, tropical landscape design.
The exterior of this renovated, ultra-modern home stands proud as a fantastic example of functional, exemplary design. The lower level houses a garage, while the second story contains the home's common spaces. The third floor boasts all the home's bedrooms. The interior, as well as exterior, spaces have all been designed from the ground up to reflect this clean, elegant, modern design.
This exciting and majestic negative edge pool is truly an extension of the interior of this residence. The wide, see through, horizontal family room fireplace is enjoyed by all pool visitors. The pool and built in spa is surrounded by an expansive, self-draining, 2 foot by 2 foot, exposed aggregate patio. Fire pots frame each side of the pool and descending steps.
This outdoor courtyard area features a wooden picnic table with bench seating and sliding glass doors that lead to the interior spaces. A second floor balcony with a wire mesh and wooden railing provides an overhead view of the space.
This 11,000-square-foot Mediterranean modern home in Newport Coast, California, offers luxurious living both indoors and out, with 300-year-old roof tiles reclaimed from an Italian castle and a grand courtyard with 180-degree views of Catalina Island, Newport Harbor and more. The Tuscan-styled estate features pristine landscaping and transitional interiors that join the old with the new in a chic, stylish way.
To allow the space to fully take advantage of the beautiful view and natural light, designers had an additional sliding glass door added to the master suite. This gives the space another balcony access point as well as highlights the simple, elegant design of the interior space.
Lighting is crucial to the design because the grounds are used just as much — if not more — at nighttime as during the day. LED lights illuminate a series of drums where buffets are laid out on the main terrace, while a series of light-display panels in the wall behind them contain video screens that can mimic fish swimming in the ocean, or other scenes to enliven the background for big gatherings. Steps and pathways glow in the dark, along with intimate living and dining areas. In this respect, designing these spaces with furnishings and light placement required an approach similar to a home’s interior.
A marble courtyard gives grand presence to the muted and elegant interiors of this Newport Coast, California, estate. The Mediterranean-inspired architecture continues indoors through the use of rustic ceiling beams and wrought iron balconies, though the rooms have contemporary flair. Arched openings used throughout this courtyard also are repeated inside. The roof hinted at above features 300-year-old ceiling tiles reclaimed from an Italian castle.