Columns topped with lanterns frame these stairs and so help guide visitors towards the home's main entrance. Climbing the steps reveals more of the lush landscape and centers the charming Mediterranean-style villa in the distance.
A gate leads to the private courtyard entrance of this Mediterranean-style villa in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. Climbing vines along one exterior wall create a lush setting for the courtyard while highlighting the architectural variations of the home's profile.
A sinuous, white veranda offers a spot for dining al fresco, with a view of the beautiful blue hues of the Mediterranean. This villa in Porto Rafael is nestled amidst lush Mediterranean foliage and offers direct beach access and stunning, panoramic views.
A stone patio frames the outdoor space at this Mediterranean-style villa in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. A sun-drenched pool sits just outside the detached guest house, and pergolas adorned with climbing vines offer a shady spot when respite from the sun is needed.
Landscape architect Jason Brownlee designed this outside oasis to mirror the circular design of the Mediterranean-style villa but added modern touches to accentuate the view. This ebb and flow design features a reflective, infinity-edge pool in black onyx with terraced water features that allow overflow to be caught in spa basins below. The perimeter overflow system allows the pool to level flush against the travertine floor of the upper patio and helps to frame the view for a continuous water-to-water illusion from pool to lake.
The entry to the Villa Toscana has an enchanting carriage-style garage area. This Tuscan-Mediterranean waterfront home boasts a covered balcony, stone-paved courtyard and dark wood shutters that accent the home's light-colored exterior.
Influenced by the Renaissance and the Mediterranean climate, this brown-and-white Italianate home looks like an elegant villa. Decorative window surrounds and front door details add to the home's elegant presence.
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.
Terra cotta floors wrap around the swimming pool, complementing the villa's Mediterranean style. Meanwhile, two archways lead to the dressing rooms, bathrooms, atriums and kitchen that comprise the ground level.
With woven furniture and a built-in bench for added seating, this Mediterranean terrace is situated to take advantage of its surrounding landscape and stunning views. The Porto Rafael villa features a main manor and two annexes, all designed to showcase the sparkling blue waters of the Mediterranean and the lush foliage that surrounds the property.