The design of this remarkable home uses its lovely Mediterranean architecture as a foundation, then layers on eclectic vintage furnishings, bold graphic patterns and pretty brass details. Case in point: The handsome wood doors are finished in a pale gray wash that matches the shade of the foyer's tile floor.
Two long pools step down to a larger main pool in this beautifully manicured back lawn. Pink-stuccoed pavilions complement the Mediterranean architecture of the main house, which was built in 1927 and designed by famed architect Gordon Kaufmann. Outdoor statuary and crisp, immaculate gardens form the backdrop to a luxury oasis.
A series of stone terraces and long pools step down to the main pool on the grounds of this 3.5-acre Mediterranean estate, located at the heart of Beverly Hills. A series of pool structures mirror the home's pink stucco Mediterranean architecture, while the entertainment-ready back garden is offered privacy by the dense, well-manicured foliage that surrounds it.
A tucked-away butler's pantry has enough space for a contemporary pedestal table and four chairs, offering extra seating for guests in this entertainment-ready estate in Newport Coast, California. Stone walls and traditional lanterns complement the Mediterranean architecture, while contemporary furnishings update the look and feel for modern living. An adjoining sitting room offers another spot for guests to perch.
Wide doorways throughout this sprawling Newport Coast, California, estate open the interior spaces to a series of covered and uncovered patios and courtyards. The entire home is designed for easy entertaining, and also to take advantage of the beautiful outdoor setting and panoramic ocean views. Here, a traditional lantern complements the Mediterranean architecture and contrasts nicely with contemporary and clean-lined furnishings.
An outdoor living room features a mix of design elements, from the reclaimed woods on the coffee table and ceiling beams to the clean, contemporary lines of the woven and upholstered seating. The space is sited to take advantage of the sweeping coastal views, and it also opens to the indoors via a wide retractable glass wall that slides into a pocket door. Traditional lanterns light the space, giving a nod to the Mediterranean architecture.
From the welcoming courtyard in front of luxurious Villa Serena, located in Jacksonville, Florida, the Tuscan-inspired architecture is evident. The bubbling of fountains and the serene setting are an instant soothing balm.
Surrounded by lush foliage and olive trees is California's Hume Castle. With mediterranean-style architecture infused with gothic and medieval elements, this massive estate features vaulted ceilings, spiral staircases and stunning wrought-iron chandeliers.
A cozy fireplace rests beneath a pergola with a pair of comfortable chaises nearby, creating a poolside retreat with rustic appeal. Mediterranean rural architecture inspired the design of this home, which is sited to take maximum advantage of its leafy lot.
The backyard pool and hot tub at this sprawling Newport Coast, California, estate offers sweeping views of coastline and ocean. The 11,000-square-foot home features multiple indoor and outdoor living areas, as well as a beautiful mix of Mediterranean-inspired architecture and transitional and contemporary interiors.
A wide, retractable glass wall opens this elegant dining room to the outdoors. Crisp while walls, arched doorways and a smooth ceiling with a domed recess combine to form a neutral backdrop for clean-lined, contemporary furnishings. Meanwhile, traditional lighting bridges the home's modern style and Mediterranean-inspired architecture.
The swimming pool at this luxury Miami Beach estate features multiple levels for swimming or lounging underwater, as well as a hot tub and a custom-designed tile mosaic. Lush foliage surrounds the pool area, giving the space privacy. Meanwhile, the home's Mediterranean Revival architecture provides a nice view from the water.
A clean-lined upholstered bed is neutral yet distinguished in this lovely transitional bedroom. Ceiling beams and French oak hardwood flooring are earthy elements that help connect the transitional space to the home's Tuscan-inspired architecture. A tone-on-tone palette of soft beiges, whites and grays creates an overall restful, peaceful effect.
A glass wall with a pocket door fully retracts, opening this transitional living space to the outdoors and the breathtaking view. A marble fireplace, beamed ceiling and wide-plank French oak floors warm the space and connect to the Mediterranean-inspired architecture, while contemporary furnishings give the room a chic, up-to-the-minute vibe.
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.