Wicker furniture is padded with plush, neutral cushions to create comfortable and inviting seating in this outdoor pavilion living space. The wood roof, fire glow and yellow lights create a warmth that encompasses the space. An open fireplace and mounted TV are visible from the furniture making this space perfect for entertainment and relaxation.
The saw-tooth roof design and the low-slung furniture makes this great room feel open and spacious. Open metal shelves suspended from the kitchen ceiling eliminate wall cabinets--this allows for more windows and a more open feeling everywhere. The open metal work of the pot rack, the windows and the bar stools create a light, airy feeling.
This 2,127 square foot cottage has a fantastically landscaped, luscious cottage garden. The entire home has been newly remodeled with warm, gentle tones, high pitched, open beam ceilings, skylights and French doors to let in plenty of natural light, a state of the art kitchen, a new roof, two new bathrooms, three bedrooms and nearly a quarter of an acre.
A large wall opening connects this living and dining room to the outdoors while a roof and option to close it off protect from the elements. The space leads directly out to a sleek patio with amphitheater style steps leading onto the lawn. Outdoor lighting keeps the space bright and accessible. The natural stone walls add a beautiful rough texture to the design.
The front porch was designed to look like an extension to the home. The new stone terrace matches the brick on the home. The terrace is covered with copper roof and held up with 5 hand painted columns. The Moroccan decorative lights dance in the wind and invite guests into the home. It was finished off with a new wooden door and sidelights.
Windows on the ceiling flood the Peak home with light. The loft bedroom adds 60 square feet to the home's total of 536. This popular tiny home design also features a master on main. This smart home features remote controls that allow the roof window shades to close with the flip of a switch.
Take a corner of your patio and put it to use as an entertaining space. A bar is built in under the kitchen window in this outdoor space with a fire pit by DesignFix, a California interior design company. The bar, which has a red acrylic top, is supported by decorative wood roofing brackets. Rope lighting underneath makes the bar look cool at night, says designer Amanda Giles.
The homeowner/designer took a "less is more" approach to the kitchen redesign, opting for Scandinavian inspired simplicity. Gleaming white floors and cabinetry punctuated by black countertops and light fixtures let the large steel windows showcase the lush landscape beyond. The original ceiling was low and made the galley kitchen feel claustrophobic. Removing the drywall to reveal the sloped roof line injected some modernist magic back into the space.
This four-bedroom and five-bath abode features gated access and a three-car garage reached by an attractive driveway of linear concrete pads with grass joints. Modern exterior design touches include a façade in light concrete augmented by warm-toned shiplap wood cladding and a green roof. An artistic lap pool, spa and expansive patios offer options for private repose behind hedges, bamboo and palm trees.
With a compact form and several integrated sustainable systems, the Capitol Hill Residence achieves the client’s goals to maximize the site’s views and resources while responding to its microclimate. Some of the sustainable systems are architectural in nature. For example, the roof rainwater collects into a steel entry water feature, day light from a typical overcast Seattle sky penetrates deep into the house through a central translucent slot, and exterior mounted mechanical shades prevent excessive heat gain without sacrificing the view. Hidden systems affect the energy consumption of the house such as the buried geothermal wells and heat pumps that aid in both heating and cooling, and a 30 panel photovoltaic system mounted on the roof feeds electricity back to the grid.
In the master bedroom, the combination of glass, rammed earth, exposed concrete and the floating roof offers privacy yet does not dilute the incredible views of the golf course, city lights, mountains and Sonoran Desert sunsets. A premium-grade sliding door allows the occupant to step from the room directly into the cool waters of the infinity-edge pool and the waterfall, which cascades down to the lower level, providing passive cooling and the tranquil sound of water.
Though it would make for an ideal tiny home, this Container Guest House in a San Antonio, Texas backyard functions as the perfect accommodation for visitors. As is the norm with container homes, environmentally friendly practices were top-of-mind, explaining why Poteet Architects kept its original blue color, along with the exterior text. There are plenty of other green features as well. The addition of a floor-to-ceiling window adds natural light, while sliding doors provide plenty of fresh air. The roof garden is watered by grey water (runoff water from the sink and shower). The bathroom contains a composting toilet, and recycled soda bottles are part of the deck’s building materials. If that’s not enough, the exterior light fixtures are local tractor blades, and the foundation consists of — you’d never guess — recycled telephone poles.
For maximum visual impact, choose two main colors to work with and one accent. This porch is silver and red with a bit of evergreen. Then repurpose existing materials: Use big flower pots as a base and fill them with evergreen garland, huge ornaments, sparkly twigs and white lights. Another decorating tip is to repeat a few elements. This project used evergreen garland along the porch railing, which mirrored the green in the planters. The ornaments were also hung from the roof and featured in the red and green wreath on the door.
On Nantucket, high-flying roses perform like trapeze artists, defying gravity as they clamber up walls and scamper across rooftops. Strong ocean winds limit tree growth, so climbing roses provide needed vertical interest in gardens. A cedar trellis supports the roses. Stainless steel screws attach vertical trellis pieces to house and roof, with horizontals placed on top to provide air flow between rose canes and wooden surfaces. Trellises can easily be removed—with roses attached—to permit home repairs. The climbing roses responsible for Nantucket’s rose-covered cottages include ‘Dorothy Perkins’ (miniature double pink blooms), ‘American Pillar’ (single deep pink) and ‘New Dawn’ (large double light pink).
This home is located on a steeply sloping ridge top and is designed to sensitively step down with the land. The steep topography influenced the linear design as it hugs along a natural rock outcropping. The layout is perfectly harmonious to the land and sun, allowing the home to orient its long faces to the north and south while minimizing its east and west exposures.
Tall, north-facing window walls capture cool, even lighting throughout the day, while deep overhangs along the south protect from overexposure from the sun. The main roof sheds to the south, providing maximum solar collection potential. Decks and screened-in porches along the south face also provide areas for outdoor entertaining and a means to capture prevailing breezes that blow up from the canyons below.