Because the location of this home was on the side of a cliff overlooking the surrounding area, the designers wanted to emphasize the beautiful view. In doing so, they opened up the living room and kitchen, added several large windows to bring in the natural light and added a screened-in porch for comfortable outdoor seating.
Two-toned upper cabinets present a custom, angled look in this modern kitchen by David Stimmel. Linear drawer pulls allow easy access to kitchen utensils when cooking on the stovetop. To add some color to the design, a pale yellow and light blue tile backsplash completes the design.
Contemporary accents like the linear cabinet pulls, stainless steel island countertop and sleek track lighting make this country kitchen feel fresh and updated. A gorgeous wood island and hardwood floors lend warmth to the white space.
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.
A traditional linear design becomes an inviting setting with the use of elevations, natural stone and multiple fire elements. The Paragon Pools team worked with interior designer Tannie Luke in creating this Asian-inspired design.
This beach house's front entrance leaves guests with quite the first impression, with its linear water feature, rainfall element and minimal landscaping. A bed of rocks surrounds the water feature to add interest and texture to the design.
Naturally textured elements like the grey, weathered shingles and the tumbled stone emphasize the pastoral feel of the property. The straight bluestone pavers provide a modern order to the entryway, but is softened by the purple, shaggy texture of the lavender.