With its modern glass front door, low pitch roof and vertical siding, the exterior of this home sets the perfect tone for its modern-meets-whimsical interior. Pale stone blends with the surrounding terrain, and native plants create a low-maintenance front yard.
This home was designed to straddle the worlds of both traditional and modern design in terms of both style as well as separation. While this house is detached, and has front and rear yards, it is also influenced by older homes with carriage houses in front.
Instead of a front yard and backyard, the architecture of this modern home uses multiple smaller outdoor areas that all access the residence via sliding doors. Each room gets natural light from at least two sides.
Glass walls provide a look inside this lovely modern home and all the way through to the front yard. The ceiling extends outside to create a covered patio area with a concrete floor set in a natural rock bed. A cement outdoor fire pit is simple and functional.
The elevated planting bed houses bamboo that will grow to provide beautiful cover for the front of the home. A dark wood entry is a beautiful warm-tone contrast to the white exterior walls. A spacious gravel driveway allows for easy maneuvering while plant life adds life and shade to the yard.
A steeply pitched roof offers a Tudor Revival look to this Beverly Hills, Calif., home, though the structure boasts a lighter color palette that gives the look a more modern appeal. The front yard is dressed with low-maintenance ground cover landscaping
A light pressed gravel walkway gently curves through textural ornamental grass to lead to the front entry of the home. The natural texture and color is perfect for adding life to the smooth home exterior. A natural rock wall supports a higher level of the yard.
The dramatic floor-to-ceiling mustard drapes that frame the large dining room window that looks out to the home’s front yard coordinate with the soft butter yellow dining chairs in this well-detailed space with modern style.
This modern, Southwestern style home gets the perfect desert landscape. A gabion wall stands at the back of the yard, next to the foundation of the house to help curb erosion. Small flowerbeds then cascade down the yard along the steps. These beds contain durable plants that can survive the summer heat in this desert climate without much water. Instead of mulch in these beds, the beds are filled with rock to keep from having to grow grass that would require lots of water during the summer months. This way, the home's front yard is completely sustainable.
This modern, Southwestern style home gets a front yard makeover. The homeowners are concerned with water conservation in the summer months, so the designers used their desert surroundings to inspire their design. Because of the dry soil, erosion is always a worry, so a gabion wall was installed in the back of yard to help stave off any erosion issues. Flowerbeds were then added around the steps leading to the front door. Those beds were filled with desert plants that can easily handle the lack of water they will receive in the summer months. Then, landscapers added stones instead of mulch or grass to fill in the beds and in between the driveway and the stairs to keep down the reliance on water and to give the design a desert feel.