The aerial view of the main house showcases all the elements of the outdoor space. From the swimming pool to the courtyard to the expansive back patio, this home's outdoor living area has something for everyone and every occasion.
Nestled next to the property's 12,000-square foot main house, this 2,500-square foot guest cottage was a new addition to the property, designed by ACM Design to complement the main house's architectural features, including the stone exterior and walkway.
When designing this guest home, the owner's hoped to complement the main beach house while still maintaining a sense of privacy for both homes. This beautiful guest home shares an intimate walkway and garden with the main house but has it's own outdoor patio and lush green lawn.
The homeowners wanted to keep the guest house and main house spaces visually connected, but they liked the idea of keeping both spaces private, so designers added a small wall made of stucco to complement the design of both homes. Then, they lined the crushed limestone walkway with desert plants to create a connected, elegant design for both houses.
A rebuilt vintage International Travelall is a permanent resident of the lake house. Above the garage, there's an apartment that also gets treated to water views. A breezeway connects that building with the main house.
The homeowner's love for modern design is merged with the native forest and grass meadows of the Midwest on this 24-acre Ohio property. Designer Nick McCullough created lush mixed borders that transitioned between the dark modern pool house and the classic Georgian architecture of the brick main house. Plants with dramatic foilage, including 'Black Magic' elephant ears, add to the modern look. This project won a 2015 Association of Professional Landscape Designers award.
One door leads to a storage area for cushions and other outdoor items and the other to a convenient bathroom for changing into a swimsuit and to keep swimmers from tracking water into the main house. On the other side of the space is a built-in bar that Rollins uses as a self-service bar for parties, bringing coolers outside for drinks.
This project consists of a main house and boathouse, which are connected by a series of outdoor terraces like the one pictured here. A bridge gives the owners access to the boat slips and fishing docks as well.
With its reclaimed wood ceilings, thick pillars, golden siding and terra cotta floors, this guest house thoughtfully complements the main house. In turn, the different pieces of the property look as cohesive as possible.